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Main Research Interests: Molecular biology of animal viruses
Besides studies on the basic processes of virus-host interaction experiments focus on the development of novel vaccines using molecular techniques.
Thomas Mettenleiter researches primarily on herpes viruses, in particular herpes viruses of animals. His scientific studies on the molecular biology and pathogenesis of animal herpes viruses provided important results to the understanding of the structure, replication, virulence and tropism of herpes viruses and for the development of novel vaccines.
His results contributed significantly to the first development of marked vaccines and, thus, for the efficient control and eradication of Aujeszky's disease in pigs.
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