HEPATITIS B FOUNDATION &
​​​​​​​THE BARUCH S. BLUMBERG INSTITUTE
​​​​​​​DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SEMINAR

Stopping a murderer:
factors affecting the HBV cccDNA


Prof. Dr. Maura Dandri

Prof. Dr. Maura Dandri is full Professor at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), where she leads the Research Group Viral Hepatitis. She received her B.S. in Natural Science and PhD in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Trieste, Italy; was Post-doctoral Fellow at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, and at Heinrich-Pette-Institute, Hamburg, Germany (EMBO Fellowship). The German Research Foundation awarded her with a Heisenberg Professorship in viral hepatitis. She is member of the executive board of the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) and of the ICE-HBV governing board. The overall aim of her research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms responsible for the persistence of human hepatitis viruses, in particular HBV and HDV, and on accelerating the development of therapeutic approaches aiming at curing chronic hepatitis B and D infections. These studies are mostly performed using humanized mice and through the analyses of human liver biopsy samples.​​​​​​​ 

  • Prof. Dr. Maura Dandri

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