Bavarian consortium for research on the pandemic disease COVID-19 (FOR-COVID)

Corona: How the virus interacts with cells


In order to develop treatment option for COVID 19 a detailed understanding of the molecular interactions between the virus and the cells it infects is needed. It must also be clarified, whether these interactions favour the multiplication of the virus or - on the contrary - activate defence mechanisms.  
A multidisciplinary study of scientists from the Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI) Würzburg, the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) and the Broad Institute (Cambridge, USA) focused on these open research questions. 
Here the information on their results:




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Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts