Working towards controlled detection of SARS-CoV-2 by the innate immune system

CoV-2Sensing project

Aimcontrolling the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak requires both scientific knowledge and antiviral drugs. RIG-I-like receptors in the cell cytoplasm play a major role in detecting infection with RNA viruses and in initiating and modulating antiviral immunity. The aim of the project is to study the RNA ligands in the SARS-CoV-2 virus that are detected by these receptors. The project will shed light on the innate immune response to SARS-CoV-2, including the harmful effects of the immune response, thereby helping identify strategies for the design of broad-spectrum antiviral drugs and vaccine adjuvants.

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