Using genome engineering to combat HIV-1

Medicine

18Jan2018 12:00 - 13:00

PhD defence ceremony

Gang Wang explores strategies for inactivating or eradication the HIV provirus in the genome of long-lived resting T cells and other cell types. These 'reservoir cells' are not affected by combined antiretroviral therapy, currently the standard treatment for HIV-1. This means the virus can quickly rebound from this reservoir if the therapy is interrupted. Genome engineering therefore offers potential strategy towards developing a real cure for HIV.

G. Wang: CRISPR-Cas based Strategies against HIV-1. Promotor is prof. dr. B. Berkhout. Copromotor is dr. A.T. Das.

Supervisor

Prof. B. Berkhout

Co-supervisor

Dr A.T. Das

Location

  • Agnietenkapel

    Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231 | 1012 EZ Amsterdam
    +31 (0)20 525 2362

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Entrance

This event is open to the public.

Published by  University of Amsterdam