Our research links virology and technology in order to provide therapeutic solutions and better healthcare through the use of recombinant virus. Focused on the areas of gene therapy and vaccine development our research combines the use of molecular biology, animal cell culture and applied virology. We develop molecular biology tools for gene expression, targeted integration, cell clone screening and virus detection. With the aim of improving virus potency, we perform genetic engineering either to modulate the expression cassettes of viral genes or to introduce molecular modifications to the virus. One of our activities is the development and improvement of animal cell lines through traditional cell line development work or genetic enhancement of the cells in order to improve the product yield, efficacy or cell robustness.