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Topf group is part of new CRC "Emerging Viruses: Pathogenesis, Structure, Immunity"


Maya Topf is co-speaker of a new Collaborative Research Center 1648 (CRC) "Emerging Viruses: Pathogenesis, Structure, Immunity" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) that focuses on the precise understanding of viruses, infection processes and immune reactions at the molecular level. The CRC is based at the Faculty of Medicine of the Universität Hamburg and the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) and is expected to receive a total of 10.8 million euros until 2028. The new CRC which will receive its funding from the DFG over the next four years, aims to research the fundamental structures and mechanisms of these viral infections. The goal is to improve therapeutic and preventive measures and enable faster responses to outbreaks.


A total of 26 researchers from UKE and UHH, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM), Leibniz Institute of Virology (LIV), Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI), Hannover Medical School, University of Lübeck, and University Hospital Basel, will work together to understand these processes at the molecular level more precisely. Advanced techniques from cell and structural biology, computational (systems) biology, immunology, and biochemistry will be utilized.


More details can be found here





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