• Dr. van den Hoogen
    Dr. van den Hoogen

    Dr. van den Hoogen studies on the interaction of human metapneumovirus and respiratory syncytial virus with the immune system are conducted with the aim to design novel antiviral therapies. These basic research lines are continuously supported by the development of novel assays in molecular biology, virology, genetics, and bioinformatics.

  • Prof. Fouchier
    Prof. Fouchier

    Prof. Fouchier studies on viral zoonoses and virus transmission are performed to understand viral pathogenesis and the emergence of pandemic strains, with the aim to improve preparedness. Additional research on adaptive and innate immune responses and influenza virus antigenic drift is conducted with the aim to improve vaccination strategies.

  • Prof. John Hiscott
    Prof. John Hiscott

    Prof. John Hiscott is Director of the Pasteur Laboratory, Istituto Pasteur-Fondazione Cenci Bolognettiin Rome Italy. Dr. Hiscott’s work is internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of interferon gene regulation and antiviral innate immunity, including analysis of the host response to emerging viral pathogens such as influenza, and dengue.  Prior to joining Istituto Pasteur, Dr. Hiscott was Professor and Director of the Molecular Oncology Group at Jewish General Hospital, McGill University in Montreal & Program Director at the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida. Dr. Hiscott has earned numerous awards and distinctions, including the Milstein Award from the International Society of Interferon and Cytokine Research, Scientist and Senior Scientist scholarships from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Beijerinck Visiting Professorship in Virology from Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands.

    Website: http://www.istitutopasteur.it/content/hiscott-john

  • Prof. A. Santoni
    Prof. A. Santoni

    Prof. A. Santoni is Scientific Director of Istituto Pasteur, Chair of the Dept. of Molecular Medicine, Sapienza University, and member of the International Pasteur Institute Board.

  • Prof. O’Neill
    Prof. O’Neill

    Prof. O’Neill is the Chair of Biochemistry and Head of Immunology in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology. His current research is focused on the molecular and cellular basis to inflammation and innate immunity.  Specific aspects include Toll-like receptors; Pro-inflammatory cytokines; Inflammasomes; Molecular analysis of inflammatory and infectious diseases; Immunometabolismand Metabolic Reprogramming in Innate Immunity.

    Website: https://www.tcd.ie/Biochemistry/people/laoneill/

  • Prof. O’Farrelly
    Prof. O’Farrelly

    Prof. O’Farrelly is Professor of Comparative Immunology and her research focuses on innate anti-viral and anti-tumour immunity, particularly in human liver.  Prof. O’Farrelly has supervised or co-supervised 40 PhD students and was awarded the Nature Mentoring Award in 2014.  She is co-director of the MSc in Immunology at TCD and has led the development of a new MSc in Immunotherapeutics.

    Website: https://www.tcd.ie/Biochemistry/people/ofarrecl/

  • Prof. Bowie
    Prof. Bowie

    Prof. Bowie is a Professor of Innate Immunology in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology. His research focuses on innate immune sensing and signallingmechanisms, and their modulation by viruses. His group also investigates how pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) and inflammasomes drive inflammation through the recognition of ‘stranger’ and ‘danger’ signals (such as dsDNA).

    Website: https://www.tcd.ie/research/profiles/?profile=agbowie

  • Prof. Snijder
    Prof. Snijder

    Prof. Snijder heads the Molecular Virology team and is an expert on the molecular virology of RNA viruses. His track record includes seminal studies on viral replicative enzymes, the design and use of reverse genetic systems for +RNA viruses, and studies of the replication organelles of these viruses using state-of-the art electron microscopy and -tomography.

  • Dr. Kikkert
    Dr. Kikkert

    Dr. Kikkert’s research focuses on antiviral innate immunity and viral immune evasion in the context of RNA virus infections. Her group is currently studying the role of viral deubiquitinating proteases in immune evasion and virus pathology, as well as other interactions of RNA viruses with the ubiquitin-regulated innate immune response.


  • Dr. F. van Kuppeveld
    Dr. F. van Kuppeveld

    Dr. F. van Kuppeveld is a Professor in Molecular Virology and an expert on (picorna)virus replication. For his work, he received several prestigious research grants (e.g. NWO-VIDI and VICI grants). Furthermore, he is/was coordinator of 2 Marie Curie ETNs on antiviral drug development; EUVIRNA (2011-2015) and ANTIVIRALS (2015-2019).

    Website: https://www.uu.nl/staff/FJMvanKuppeveld

  • Dr. Anthonsen
    Dr. Anthonsen

    Dr. Anthonsen collaborates with researchers from the Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research (CEMIR) and Childhood Airway Infections research (CAIR) group that aim to increase knowledge about causes and host immune responses in childhood airway infections and to improve diagnostics and treatment of viral infections.

    website: https://www.ntnu.edu/employees/marit.w.anthonsen

  • Dr. Pardali
    Dr. Pardali

    Dr. Pardali is head of Biomarker discovery in the Target and Translational Science department, IMED RIA unit. She has held numerous positions in leading scientific research and project teams and successfully contributing to delivering novel science and transforming medicines to the IMED RIA portfolio.

  • Dr. Andreas Bergthaler
    Dr. Andreas Bergthaler

    Dr. Andreas Bergthaler`s group at CeMM is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and other grant agencies and is interested in the crosstalk between metabolism and inflammation during infection. Well-defined mouse models are interrogated with molecular techniques of immunology, virology and systems biology to gain insights into viral pathogenesis and inflammation. Recent publications include Bhattacharya et al. Immunity 2015, Schliehe et al. Nature Immunology 2015, Kosack et al. Scientific Reports 2017, Khamina et al. PLoSPathogens 2017, Kosack et al. Cancer Cell 2019 and Baazim et al. Nature Immunology in press.

    Website: http://a.bergthaler1.at/

  • Dr. N. Manel
    Dr. N. Manel

    Dr. N. Manel heads the innate immunity lab at Institut Curie.Institut Curie is a leading international cancer and research center located in the center of Paris. Institut Curie hosts 1000 researchers in 14 departments, and provides access to cutting-edge core facilities, in a highly international and collaborative environment.  His lab at Institut Curie is interested in uncovering the basic principles that operate at the intersection between innate immunity and viral replication and develops application of this research in collaboration with Stimunity.


  • Dr R. Zahn
    Dr R. Zahn

    Dr R. Zahn has a major research interest in the immunological response to viral infections, and its prevention by vaccination, and to develop discovery insights into clinical development. He is head of the non-clinical immunology research for viral vaccines and has established a deep knowledge in viral vaccine vector immunology.