RG Mosquito-Virus-Host Interactions

RG Mosquito-Virus-Host Interactions

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Overview

Arboviruses are transmitted by biting arthropods (e.g. mosquitoes, ticks and midges) to mammals (including humans) and can cause severe disease. Important arboviruses affecting humans and life stocks are the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, dengue virus, Zika virus, Rift valley fever virus; the midge-borne Schmallenberg virus, Bluetongue virus and the tick-borne Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever virus and tick borne encephalitis virus.

The focus of my work is the study of virus-host/vector interactions, especially for arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) and their interactions with innate immune pathways especially in arthropod vectors.

Research Group Leader

Prof. Dr. Esther Schnettler

Telefon: +49 40 285380-840

E-Mail: schnettler@bnitm.de

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