Thesis topic proposal
Ákos Boros
Viral infections of humans and animals: from discovery to diagnostics


Institute: University of Pécs
theoretical medicine
Doctoral School of Basic Medicine

Thesis supervisor: Ákos Boros
Location of studies (in Hungarian): PTE ÁOK Pécs, Szigeti u. 12.
Abbreviation of location of studies: ÁOK

Description of the research topic:

The results of novel, nucleic acid-based virus identification methods like viral metagenomics revealed that our current understanding about the true genetic diversity and etiological roles of viruses in certain diseases are rather sparse. The aims of this research project include the identification and genomic characterization of novel or previously known viruses from various samples of humans and wide range of animals. Furthermore the epidemiological investigations, the analyses of viral pathogenesis and host species spectra, as well as the assessing of potential medical and/or veterinary risks of identified viruses are also part of the project. During the research beside the different nucleic acid-based (e.g. PCR/RT-PCR, qPCR, in situ hybridization) and protein-based (e.g. PAGE, recombinant protein expression, western blot, ELISA) techniques up-to-date viral metagenomics and bioinformatics analyses will be also applied.

Number of students who can be accepted: 1

Deadline for application: 2020-05-15

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