University of Heidelberg

Christoph Harmel (since 12/2019)

Room 361

email:  christoph.harmel [at]

phone: +49-(0)6221-5451306


Project: Role of the HIV-nef protein on viral spread between cells


I am interested in determining how human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) can spread between cells within complex environments. In particular, I am working on the role of the HIV-nef protein and how it is affecting cellular dynamics and the progression of infection. Therefore I am combining data from intra-vital microscopy of HIV wild-type and HIV-nef mutant spread within tissue-like 3D environments with a detailed cellular Potts model describing individual cell motility and infection spread.

Contact: E-Mail (Last update: 11/12/2019)