Project

Innate and adaptive immune responses to influenza virus infection under conditions of infection-permissive immunity

Duration
01 October 2013 → 30 September 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Molecular evolution
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Vaccinology
    • Infectious diseases
    • Virology
    • Pathophysiology
Keywords
Immune response influenza vaccine
 
Project description

Influenza viruses cause flu epidemics and pandemics worldwide. The antigenic dress of flu viruses changes continuously, which necessitates yearly vaccinations. Repeated exposures to flu viruses involves that the host acquires different levels of virus immunity over time. In this project the host-virus interactions under different conditions of immune pressure will be studied.