Viral Zoonoses - One Health

Prof. Dr. Gülsah Gabriel is head of the research department Viral Zoonoses - One Health. The aim of her research is to understand the molecular determinants of host adaptation, pathogenesis and transmission of influenza A viruses. Within the program area Molecular Mechanisms of Viral Pathogenesis, novel viral and host determinants will be identified and characterized which mediate adaptation of avian influenza viruses to the mammalian host. Further, molecular determinants will be characterized which lead to enhanced pathogenicity and transmission upon avian-mammalian adaptation. These studies will provide an important basis for the future development of novel and innovative antiviral strategies against influenza viruses (program area Innovative Antiviral Therapies).