Sunday, 20th May 2018

2018 01 03 Virology


Infectious diseases remain an important cause of human morbidity and mortality, and are responsible for major economic losses to livestock owners all over the world.  We carry out high-quality basic research in molecular virology/microbiology covering all relevant aspects of the interactions of microbes with their hosts and environment, from the molecular basis of viral disease in humans and animals (cell receptor recognition, viral replication, transcriptional and translational regulation, assembly and mechanisms employed by infectious agents to evade immunity) to the biochemical analysis of regulatory processes involved in controlling bacterial growth, morphogenesis, cell division, antibiotic resistance and sporulation.  

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Director of the Dept.: Francisco Sobrino

Group Leader 

Antonio Alcamí  Viral modulation of the immune response
José M. Almendral  Molecular basis of parvovirus pathogenesis and anticancer potential
Ricardo Amils  Molecular ecology of extreme environments
Juan A. Ayala  Bacterial cell division and antibiotic resistance
José Berenguer  Biotechnology and genetics of extreme thermophiles
Esteban Domingo  Genetic variability of RNA viruses
Paulino Gómez-Puertas Molecular modelling group
María Fernández-Lobato  Yeast enzymes bioengineering to generate bioactive compounds
Mauricio G. Mateu  Virus engineering and Nanobiotechnology
Wilfried J.J. Meijer  Effects of extrachromosomal elements on behavior of its host and mechanisms of horizontal gene transfer in Bacillus
Luis Menéndez-Arias  Human immunodeficiency virus reverse transcriptase and antiretroviral therapy
Yolanda Revilla    Virus Cell Interaction. The African swine fever virus model
Francisco Sobrino 
New strategies for prevention and control of viral diseases: foot-and-mouth disease virus as a model
Iván Ventoso  mRNA structure and translation control in biological systems



                      Project Leaders 
            Alberto López-Bueno
(José María Almendral lab.)
Angel L. López Carrascosa
(Yolanda Revilla lab)
Margarita Sáiz
(Francisco Sobrino lab.)