Schaller Group Leader
Membrane Biology of Viral Infection
Department of Infectious Diseases -Virology
University Hospital Heidelberg

BioQuant BQ0050, Room 102a
Im Neuenheimer Feld 267
D-69120 Heidelberg/Germany
Phone:+49 (0)6221 54-51231
Fax: +49 6221 54-51480

Research interest

We apply imaging technology including in situ cryo-electron tomography and correlative light and electron microscopy to address unresolved questions of
orthomyxovirus-cell interactions. We study membrane remodelling of host cells during virus entry and assembly of virus progeny at the molecular
level directly inside infected cells. In addition, we are interested in elucidating the role of influenza A virus morphology in virus spread using lung
environment mimetic systems. Towards these goals, we apply and develop new integrative imaging strategies tailored for virus-host interactions
structural studies.