Innate immunity and viral evasion

If a virus attacks us, our immune system registers this attack and starts a whole chain of reactions. Messengers initiate the release of cellular proteins, through which our cells prevent the spread of viruses – known as antiviral factors. However, some viruses have developed very effective strategies against these antiviral factors, so that the self-protection mechanism of the cells is ultimately insufficient to defend against the infection. Wanted: new antiviral factors which can fight off even these viruses – of which HIV is one. 


    Angelina Malassa

    Angelina Malassa

    Technical Assistant

    +49 511 22002 7164


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  • Prof Dr Christine Goffinet

    Christine Goffinet

    Head of Research Group

    +49 511 220027 198