Faculty of Biological Sciences

DNA Tumour Virology Group

 

Macdonald group July 2016. Gemma, Andrew, Ethan, David, Margarita and Chris (Dan was on holiday!)

Our Research Goals

Our research is focussed on understanding the biology of small DNA tumour viruses from the Papillomavirus and Polyomavirus families. These viruses are the cause of significant global morbidity and mortality and are associated with chronic, life long infections in vast swathes of the population. We use an interdisciplinary approach encompassing virology, cell biology with protein biochemistry and structural biology in order to define the interactions with the host necessary for virus infection and pathogenesis.

 

Ultimately, we wish to identify virus and host targets amenable to therapeutic intervention in order to generate novel anti-viral strategies against these important human pathogens.