Dr. Andreas Pichlmair
Group Leader
Phone:+49 89 8578-2220

MPI of Biochemistry, Am Klopferspitz 18, 82152 Martinsried

Innate Immunity

Research Group "Innate Immunity"

Viral RNA (green) in picornavirus infected cell
Viral RNA (green) in picornavirus infected cell

Co-occurrence of microbes and host organisms takes place since millions of years and resulted in intimate interactions between both players. The majority of such interactions do not cause disease and microbes are controlled by the host. Encounter of pathogenic microorganisms, however, can lead to disease. We are interested in understanding interactions between pathogenic viruses and their hosts on molecular and functional level, focusing on RNA-protein and protein-protein interactions.

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