Prof. Jens Bosse (©MHH/Karin Kaiser)

Prof. Jens Bosse (©MHH/Karin Kaiser)

May 14, 2020: Jens Bosse receives RESIST professorship

Thursday, 14. May 2020

On April 30, 2020, Jens Bosse was appointed with a junior professorship for “Quantitative and Molecular Virology” by Hannover Medical School (MHH). His group is part of the Institute of Virology at MHH and is supported by the Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology (HPI). The research group is located at the Centre for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB) in Hamburg-Bahrenfeld.

His professorship is financed by the Cluster of Excellence RESIST, which seeks to help individuals with weakened immune systems combat infection.

The research group "Quantitative and Molecular Virology" headed by Prof. Jens Bosse is part of the Institute of Virology at the MHH. The HPI, where Jens Bosse worked since 2016, will continue to maintain it as an associated group.

Jens Bosse is investigating how the assembly of individual virus particles in infected cells is coordinated in time and space and which viral and cellular factors play a role in this process. He is particularly interested in herpes viruses. For his research, the 38-year-old and his team use and develop highly sensitive live cell microscopy systems.

Jens Bosse studied molecular and applied biotechnology in Aachen and received his doctorate in 2011 at the Max von Pettenkofer Institute of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. He subsequently was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA. Since 2016, he has been head of the "Quantitative Virology" group in the HPI Research Department “Structural Cell Biology of Viruses”.

Now he and his group are moving to the CSSB:  "At CSSB, my team and I are able to combine the latest structural biology results with data on the dynamics of virus replication in living cells,” explains Jens Bosse, “this enables us to identify weak points in the viral life cycle which could then be used as a basis for new antiviral agents."

The HPI congratulates Prof. Jens Bosse and wishes him every success for the future!