University of Heidelberg

Department of Infectious Diseases

All research projects in our group address different aspects of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) biology. A major focus in the lab is the formation and architecture of the infectious HIV particle. These studies include the development of assembly inhibitors as a potential new antiviral strategy. A related project involves the investigation of HIV protease as a target for antiviral drugs, as well as the investigation of resistance development against inhibitors of protease and reverse transcriptase. Further projects address the role of host factors for HIV entry and release. More recently, we have been employing fluorescently labelled HIV derivatives to study the dynamics of HIV-cell interactions.


University of Heidelberg
Department of Infectious Diseases
Im Neuenheimer Feld 324
69120 Heidelberg
Forschung & Entwicklung
Forschung & Lehre