University of Heidelberg

Peter Kumberger (since 12/2013)

Room 361

email:  peter.kumberger [at]

phone: +49-(0)6221-5451306


Projects: HCV replication and spread


Many viruses that are pathogenic for humans are capable of spreading within a host by two different ways: cell-free and cell-to-cell spread. Experimentally it is still difficult to distinguish between the different transmission modes and so far impossible to observe them in vivo. In order to get a deeper understanding and to quantify the frequency of the respective modes of transmission on the example of infection by the hepatitis C virus, we simulate the infection process in the liver using mathematical modelling and comparing our results to experimental data.

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