Project

Study of the interactions between the hepatitis E virus and its host

Duration
01 October 2017 → 30 September 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
Keywords
viral hepatitis interactome liver disease pathogenesis
 
Project description

The hepatitis E virus (HEV) is responsible for most acute hepatitis infections worldwide. Although most HEV infections resolve spontaneously without overt symptoms, it may evolve to severe liver disease, acute liver failure and death.
Using state-of-the-art cell culture and in vivo models we will perform transcriptome and interactome studies. Our study will shed light on the pathogenesis of HEV.