We work on the sourcing of emerging viruses from animal reservoirs with a focus on the evolutionary biology of hepatitis viruses. Our work is executed within the German Centre of Infection Research (DZIF) and strongly related to field work in Europe, Latin America and Africa. We count on long-standing scientific cooperation with German and international partners.



Prof. Dr. med. Jan Felix Drexler

Sebastian Brünink


PhD students
M. Sc. Andrea Rasche
Andres Moreira-Soto
Breno Frederico de Carvalho Dominguez Souza
Dipl. Biol. Adriana Fumie Tateno
M.Sc. Rodrigo Melim Zerbinati

MD students
Ulrich Everling
Fabian Ebach
Annika Seelen
Thierno Diawo Dallo
Laura Hilgensloh
Georg Schumacher

External collaborators
Prof. Alexander N. Lukashev, Chumakov Institute for Encephalitides, Moscow, Russia
Prof. Eric M. Leroy, Centre International de Recherches Médicales de Franceville (CIRMF), Gabon
Prof. Roberto Franke, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
Prof. Eduardo M. Netto, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
Dr. Michael Nagel, Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR), Kumasi, Ghana
Prof. Marco Marco Tschapka, University of Ulm, Germany
PD Dr. Dieter Glebe, University of Giessen, Germany