Gene Therapy Research

Virus and Stem Cell Biology lab, Leiden Medical School

The Virus and Stem Cell Biology lab. is an academic-research group embedded in the Department of Molecular Cell Biology at Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands. The group performs basic research on viruses in order to develop efficient virus-derived gene-transfer vectors for use in e.g. gene therapy. In their evolution, viruses have become very efficient in transferring genetic information into cells. We study the various mechanisms exploited by viruses to do so. Our current research centers around adenoviruses, lentiviruses, and reoviruses.

University of Michigan Center for Gene Therapy

The Center for Gene Therapy at the University of Michigan Medical Center was created to link basic science, clinical investigation and technology transfer. The Center fosters a multidisciplinary approach to new research as well as collaborative research endeavors in the area of gene therapy; extends the services of existing and newly created research cores to investigators; and serves as a resource for information and education.