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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a hepatotropic virus that affects over 180 million people worldwide.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is generally considered as hepatotropic virus but it can also infect the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs).
This projectwill not only provide new insights into the innate immune response to chronic hepatotropic virus infectionsbut furthermore holds the potential of uncovering novel drug targets, aiding in the curative therapy for both,HCV and HBV and offer novel insights into vaccine design.This project has the aim of identifying novel host factors and drug targets enabling the developmentof immunomodulatory antiviral drugs.