Ongoing Projects

Here you will find an overview of current SARS-CoV-2 research projects at LIV: 

Emergence and Origin of SARS-CoV-2 Mutations - Intrahost SARS-CoV-2 Genetic Diversity in Immunocompetent and Immunosuppressed Patients 

Prof. Dr. Adam Grundhoff (Research Unit Virus Genomics)  
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Corona Consortium: Plasma-based disinfection of the respiratory tract to reduce SARS-CoV-2 viral load in vitro and in vivo (PlasmaplusCorona, PPC)

Prof. Dr. Gülsah Gabriel (Research Department Viral Zoonosis - One Health)  
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Corona Consortium: Development of a new therapeutic approach against COVID-19 (Targeted elimination of SARS-CoV-2 by microparticle-based high-affinity virus-binding conjugates, ViKon)

Prof. Dr. Gülsah Gabriel (Research Department Viral Zoonosis - One Health)  
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Studies on the pathogenicity and transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2 compared to SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV and influenza in different animal models

Prof. Dr. Gülsah Gabriel (Research Department Viral Zoonosis - One Health)


Molecular epidemiology of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in the Hamburg metropolitan region | Genetic variability and tissue /cell tropism of SARS-CoV-2 

Prof. Dr. Adam Grundhoff (Research Unit Virus Genomics)


Structure and function of coronaviral replication and transcription complexes by mass spectrometry

Dr. Charlotte Uetrecht (Junior Research Group Dynamics of viral Structures)


Light microscopic and electron microscopic examination of SARS-CoV-2 infected samples | Cryo-electron microscopic structural investigations

Prof. Dr. Jens B. Bosse (Associated Group Quantitative Virology)  
Prof. Dr. Kay Grünewald (Research Department Structural Cell Biology of Viruses)



Evaluation of antivirals and vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 in animal models 

Prof. Dr. Gülsah Gabriel (Research Department Viral Zoonosis - One Health)


Rapid Response / Predictive pathogen detection method by mass spectrometry

Dr. Charlotte Uetrecht (Junior Research Group Dynamics of viral Structure)  
Dr. Pietro Scaturro (Junior Research Group Systems Arbovirology)



Establishment of a reverse genetics system for cloning and targeted modification of the SARS-CoV-2 genome | Characterization of genetic variants and pathogenicity factors 

Prof. Dr. Wolfram Brune (Research Department Virus-Host-Interaction)