A Alcami (CBMSO)
The group is characterizing the modulation of the immune response by viruses (herpesviruses and poxviruses) and is also involved in metagenomic studies to characterize complex viral communities.
The main contributions to REEM are:
- Identification of new human viruses in clinical samples that may influence or trigger MS, in collaboration with A Navarro, P Villoslada/Garcia-Ojalvo, L Villar, O Fernandez.
- Study of the role of the Epstein-Barr virus in the pathogenesis of MS in collaboration with P Villoslada, A Navarro and M Comabella/X Montalban.
- Identification of new immunomodulatory activity of proteins from Epstein-Barr virus, human herpesvirus 6 and herpes simplex virus, and their activity in mouse models of MS, with C Guaza.