Biochemistry & Biophysics | Immunology & Pathogens | Molecular Cell Biology

Molecular and structural biology of picornaviruses

Heinrich Kowalski
Group Leader

heinrich.kowalski [AT] meduniwien.ac [DOT] at
Phone: +43-1-4277-61612
Dr. Bohr-Gasse 9, 1030 Vienna | Room: 3.026


Our research is dedicated to unraveling the molecular mechanisms and structural changes underlying the invasion of host cells by small RNA viruses and the role of host factors for their efficient replication, mainly using human rhinoviruses as a model. Infections by these viruses are normally restricted to the upper respiratory tract leading to the "common cold", but they are also implicated in more severe pathologies such as bronchiolitis and exacerbation of asthma




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