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Institute for Research in Biomedicine
Istituto di Ricerca in Biomedicina

Via Vincenzo Vela 6 - CH-6500 Bellinzona
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Antibodies against Dengue Virus: which ones are effective against this neglected disease and why? Searching for correlations between structural, dynamics and immunological properties of antibody-antigen complexes (BJRP-0112-04)

Hosting organisation:

Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), Bellinzona, Switzerland

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Coordinator: Luca Varani / Ana Paula Canedo Valente
IRB Participants:
  • Luca Varani, Group Leader
  • Research area:

    Brazilian Swiss Joint Research Program (BSJRP)

    Duration: 01.01.2012 to 31.12.2013

    The complementary expertise of the participants will be applied to Dengue virus, a neglected disease causing 500,000 hospitalizations and 20,000 deaths per year. The aim is to compare the binding of antibodies that recognizes  the surface protein of the four Dengue serotypes, searching for correlations between immunological, structural, dynamics and binding properties, to further the understanding of antibody/antigen interaction as well as a basis for drug design and improved vaccine strategies.