Molecular characterisation and epidemiology of torovirus

SCIENTIFIC AREA
Molecular Virology
CENTER
Centro Nacional de Biotecnología CSIC (CNB)
VACANCIES
1
CONTACT E-MAIL
drodriguez@cnb.csic.es
DESCRIPTION OF THE OFFER

We are interested in studying the interaction between viruses and the host innate immune response, and to characterize possible molecular mechanisms used by viruses to counteract the effect of IFN. We are currently working with two viral systems, toroviruses, ssRNA viruses that causes enteric infections in different species of domestic animals, and infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV), that affect youn chickens, causing a drastic immunesuppression, or can even result in the death of the animal. Our work is aimed at understanding the molecular basis of torovirus and IBDV pathogenesis.  

MASTER
Biomolecules & Cell D.
Molecular Biomedicine
Biotechnology