RTG 2887

Welcome to the DFG-funded Graduate School RTG2887 „VISualization and imaging of virus infectION“ (VISION)

Recent virology research has revealed the urgent need to extend our understanding to the mechanistic level, i.e., how viral proteins and protein complexes exert their functions within the host cell. The focus of VISION will be to train a new generation of virologists to use cutting-edge imaging techniques thereby establishing an integrative structural virology approach to better understand the complexity of mechanisms and biological functions in the course of viral infections. To achieve this goal, we have assembled a research programme based on three main biological areas of interest
A. Protein-protein interactions in virus assembly B. Viral and cellular proteins in their lipid environment  C. Molecular switches in the viral life cycle