Apl. Prof Dr Eike Steinmann
Eike Steinmann studied biology at Leibniz University Hannover - majoring in virology, microbiology and molecular biology. Following a DAAD scholarship for a stay at Northeastern University in Boston, he completed his master's thesis working with Prof Herrler at the Institute of Virology of Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover (Veterinary University Hannover). The topic of his thesis: The matrix protein of vesicular stomatitis virus.
For his PhD thesis, Eike Steinmann moved to the Institute of Molecular Virology of University of Heidelberg researching the function of the p7 protein in the replication cycle of HCV as a member of Prof Bartenschlager's research group. He and his tutor, Prof Thomas Pietschmann, later joined TWINCORE.
His research focuses on various aspects of the assembly and release of HCV and the search for new anti-viral targets. Other aspects of his work include the environmental stability and susceptibility of HCV to disinfectants.