German-Egyptian Research Project
Mutation detection and molecular genetic diagnosis of the Egyptian H1N1 and H5N1 viral strains
This project is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Klaus Schughart
In this joint German-Egyptian research project, influenza isolates of various subtypes and sources from Egypt will be characterized molecularly and phenoytpically. The determination of viral sequences and the analysis of their virulence in cell culture systems will be studied by the Egyptian partner. The investigations on the virulence in established mouse infection models will be performed by the German partner.