Allan Randrup Thomsen
Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen
Virology is the study of viruses. Within biomedicine it is particularly the study of the diseases caused by viruses, which attract interest; how do viruses induce diseases? How are virus induced diseases prevented? Experimental virology aims to answer these questions through studies of the interactions of viruses with living cells in vitro and in vivo, including studies of model infections in laboratory animals. Another area of focus is the development of effective vaccines for prevention of viral infections, including the use of modified viruses as vaccine vectors.