Utrecht University’s professor Frank van Kuppeveld has received an ERC Advanced Grant for research into the life cycle of enteroviruses. These common pathogens have a major impact on society, among them are poliovirus, coxsackievirus and rhinovirus.
His research focuses on localising and demonstrating interactions between viral RNA and viral proteins, and how these viruses hijack cellular proteins to form so-called replication organelles (‘virus production factories’). With his team he will investigate this using advanced fluorescence microscopy, cryoEM and state-of-the-art ‘omics’ techniques.
Read more: ERC Advanced Grant for Frank van Kuppeveld – uu.nl