Prof. Dr. med. Sandra Ciesek

University Hospital, Goethe University Frankfurt

The Institute of Medical Virology, Goethe-University Frankfurt is one of the pioneering institutes in the field of isolating and developing cell culture systems for emerging viruses. We were one of the first in the world who developed cell culture techniques enable propagation of SARS-CoV in vitro from patients admitted to University Hospital in Frankfurt during the outbreak in 2003. We have experience with detection and characterization of antiviral drugs for coronaviruses and also other viruses. Another main topic is the identification and characterization of novel host factors essential for replication of RNA viruses