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Project objectives

  • To investigate biological features of clinically relevant picornavirus types to understand basic mechanism of host pathogen interactions (to be addressed in Workpackage 1).
  • To develop faster diagnostic detection methods both for routine detection of picornaviruses and for easy-to-use typing tools (to be addressed in Workpackage 2).
  • To generate knowledge and tools necessary to fight picornavirus infections by antibodies and small antiviral compounds (to be addressed in Workpackage 3).