ANTIDOTE Research Group Fernández-García

ANTIDOTE Research Group Fernández-García

Antidote group 2022
ANTIDOTE group ViroDept. Retreat 2022
Antidote group 2020


We aim to study viral fitness elements shared within taxonomic families known for their pandemic potential (e.g., Coronaviridae, Arenaviridae, Peribunyaviridae, Hantaviridae, Phenuiviridae, Paramyxoviridae) and explore different approaches to target them pharmacologically. Our research focuses on identifying motifs that give viruses an adaptive advantage, validating their druggability, developing HTS-compatible assays for early discovery of drug starting points against such motifs, evaluating compounds' activity, and assessing the viruses' ability to escape treatments. To do so, we employ molecular, biophysical, biochemical, and cellular techniques that prioritize relevant infective contexts in laboratories of the highest biosafety level to ensure the secure handling of virulent agents.

Applications of motivated students are always welcome! 

If you are interested in joining our research efforts to combat emerging human pathogens and discover effective antiviral strategies for pandemics, please apply via email to Dr. Yaiza Fernández García.

Antivirals for Pandemics

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