Pathogen Immunity, Signalling and Therapeutic Applications (PISTA)


Principal Investigator: Nuria Izquierdo-Useros


The world is becoming particularly vulnerable to emerging pathogens that thrive in new geographical areas due to globalization and climate change trends. Although infectious diseases can be contained by host defences, pathogens evolve to overcome immunity. The goal of our group is to understand the underlying biology and features of human infection so as to develop novel therapeutic strategies against upcoming threats. As an emerging group studying emerging viruses, we aim to steer the rational design of broad antiviral treatments to fortify and strengthen our preparedness against new viral threats. In our endeavour to develop innovative antiviral strategies we collaborate with academic partners, different industries and clinical researchers to find novel solutions to counteract microbial threats.  

Keywords: Emerging pathogens, immune responses, host susceptibility, HIV-1 co-infections, host-directed therapies, personalized treatments
Principal Investigator

Nuria Izquierdo-Useros



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