Molecular characterization and epidemiology of toroviruses


Our group was established with the aim of studying different aspects of the Biology of toroviruses. These are emergent viruses that cause diarrhea in different animal species and in humans, and nonetheless, remain practically ignored. Specifically, epidemiological studies on the presence of torovirus in Spain had not been performed up to the start of our study. One of the topics that we are especially interested in is the interaction of the virus with the host, which has led us to participate in several collaborations to study this aspect in other viral systems.

Main specialization

Scientific Area:
ERC discipline:
  • LS - LIFE SCIENCES
  • LS6 Immunity and Infection
Industrial Leadership:
  • 4. Biotechnology
  • 4.1. Boosting cutting-edge biotechnologies as future innovation drivers
Societal Challenges:
  • 1. Health, demographic change and wellbeing
  • 1.04. Understanding disease