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Prof. Marcus Altfeld
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Marcus Altfeld receives ERC Advanced Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) awarded Prof Marcus Altfeld, Heinrich-Pette-Institute (HPI) and University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), an ERC Advanced Grant. This highly endowed grant
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DZIF Coronavirus Researchers use “Fast Track”

Research has been called to develop drugs, vaccines and testing methods as quickly as possible to fight the SARS-coronavirus-2. A fast-track procedure has made additional funding available to
Daptomycin
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Mode of action of the reserve antibiotic daptomycin solved

The reserve antibiotic daptomycin is used primarily when conventional drugs fail due to resistant bacteria. Although the antibiotic was developed around 30 years ago, its exact mode of action was
Hilgenfeld and his team
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Structure of the coronavirus’ main protease identified

The new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has been identified as the pathogen behind the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus contains a main protease termed Mpro (or also termed 3CLpro), which is involved in the

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