Roadblocks to translational challenges on viral pathogenesis

Steven Deeks, Christian Drosten, Louis Picker, Kanta Subbarao, Joann Suzich

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Distinct roadblocks prevent translating basic findings in viral pathogenesis into therapies and implementing potential solutions in the clinic. An ongoing partnership between the Volkswagen Foundation and Nature Medicine resulted in an interactive meeting in 2012, as part of the Herrenhausen Symposia series. Current challenges for various fields of viral research were recognized and discussed with a goal in mind-to identify solutions and propose an agenda to address the translational barriers. Here, some of the researchers who participated at the meeting provide a concise outlook at the most pressing unmet research and clinical needs, identifying these key obstacles is a necessary step towards the prevention and cure of human viral diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-34
Number of pages5
JournalNature medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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