Research at the institute focuses on the question of how respiratory viral pathogens such as influenza viruses or SARS coronaviruses interact with the host cell and the immune system for efficient viral replication. The institute is organized in different subgroups, addressing different questions about the importance of intracellular signal transduction processes or the role of post-translational modifications of viral and cellular proteins, up to projects on the oncolytic activity of influenza viruses and general molecular aspects of acute and chronic inflammatory responses.
The aim of the work is to learn more about viral replication strategies through knowledge of the cellular processes that control virus replication, and possibly to find new points of attack, both for antiviral or tumor therapy.