Microbiology and Virology
The Laboratory of Microbiology and Virology studies the molecular mechanisms of virus replication and pathogenesis. Our virus model is Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), the most complex member of Human Herpesviruses family. Research in this field is focused on understanding molecular dynamics of virus-host cell interaction.
In addition, our research is focused on identification and characterization of inhibitors of those molecular mechanisms underlying the activities of selected HCMV proteins, and on development of innovative high-throughput screening assays of candidate antiviral compounds.