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Georg Kochs


Lab: PD Dr. Georg Kochs
Department: Department of Medical
Microbiology and Hygiene
Address: Institute of Virology
Hermann-Herder-Str. 11
79104 Freiburg
Phone: 0049 761 203 6623
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PhD positions available: NO
Research Area: Immunology and Virology
Research Interests: - Molecular biology of Orthomyxoviruses (influenza A virus and tick-transmitted Thogoto virus).
- Interferon-inducing capacity of RNA viruses, like Influenza- and Bunyaviruses.
- Role of the viral NS1 protein for influenza virus pathogenesis in the mouse model.
- The antiviral function of the human and murine Mx proteins.
- Viral escape from the antiviral action of interferons and Mx proteins.
- Evolution of Mx proteins in primates, rodents and bats.


Education & Training: 1985-1988 PhD thesis at the Institute of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg
Employment & Experience: since 2003 apl. Professor, University of Freiburg
since 1998 Research group leader, Dept. of Virology, Freiburg
1998 Habilitation with venia legendi (teaching permit) in Virology
1993-1998 Postdoctoral fellow, Dept. of Virology, University of Freiburg
1989-1992 Group leader in research & development, Goedecke AG, FR

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Laura Graf (March 2014-June 2018)

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