Blog - Young researchers from the IVI

The Institute of Virology and Immunology (IVI) is launching a blog dedicated to its young researchers: their committed and cutting-edge work contributes to progress in the fields of virology, immunology and diagnosis. It seems essential to us to give them a voice.

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Amal Fahmi - Organoids

Amal Fahmi: “We showed that SARS-CoV-2 can infect the human placenta and that West Nile virus also has placental infection characteristics".

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Robin Avanthay - Influenza

“The goal was to develop a novel mucosal vaccine against influenza A virus  and assess its efficacity in the pig model”.

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Kemal Mehinagic - African swine fever

 “The ASF virus fascinates me and I know it still holds many secrets I’d love to unravel”.

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Silvio Steiner - SARS-CoV-2

 “It was an incredibly exciting challenge to be at the centre of research in the early days of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and witness the latest findings live”.

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Emilia Radulovic - African Swine Fever

“The results of my thesis on African swine fever are of major importance for the future development of live attenuated vaccines”.

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Annika Kratzel - SARS-CoV-2

“A better understanding of SARS-CoV-2 infections in cells enables mechanisms to be identified which can serve as points of attack for medicaments”.

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Nathan Leborgne - Serpins

"The targets involved in neutrophil cell survival or inflammation may enable us in the long term to treat diseases such as atherosclerosis ".

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Thao Tran - SARS-CoV-2

"We only required the sequencing data from the virus-of-interest, and from this we
could synthesise the building blocks to construct the synthetic virus using the yeast-based platform".

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Melanie Brügger - RSV

"I could show that particular cell type of the lung can mount an antiviral response following infection, which might contribute to viral clearance and resolution of the disease".

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Last modification 01.07.2024

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