Prof. Dr. Stephan Pleschka
Institute for Medical Virology, Justus-Liebig University Giessen (Germany)
Professor Pleschka’s research focuses on virus/host interactions that regulate the replication of influenza viruses, including experiments with highly pathogenic strains. In his biological safety laboratory, mechanisms of pathogenicity and transmission, in particular, of new influenza viruses are studied and new therapeutic approaches against influenza viruses are tested.
He has been the coordinator of the former European funded international research project EUROFLU and is currently involved in national and international funded research programs on the investigation of influenza viruses. He is a faculty member of the German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF) and of the University Giessen and Marburg Lung Centre (UGMLC).