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Jannick Prentø

Jannick Prentø

Associate Professor

I study the interplay between the process by which viruses enter their host cells to begin replication and the mechanisms by which the adaptive immune response attempts to curb this; such as the induction of potentially neutralizing antibodies. Understanding these interactions fully has great importance for vaccine development.
 
My research currently focuses on hepatitis C virus, which is a pervasive cause of end-stage liver disease. The acute infection is often asymptomatic and treatment is very expensive, leading to a high number of terminally ill patients. Vaccine development has proven very difficult.

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