From basic research on dsRNA viruses to RNA-based antivirals and crop protectants

Our research aims at molecular level understanding of viral replication mechanisms and self-assembly pathways. These functions are critical in viral disease development and important targets for antivirals. The basic molecular virology research carried out in our laboratory has also led to innovations in the field of RNA interference facilitating the development of new antiviral therapeutics and novel crop protection strategies. We are part of the Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Programme at the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences.