Laboratory for Viral Resistance Research — Institute of Virology, Cologne University Clinic
The Laboratory of Viral Resistance Research is dedicated to diagnostic and therapy of viral infections. The lab performs testing for viral variants identified in patient samples and engages in analysis of the resulting data, notably for the purpose of identifying viral drug resistance.
As such the work in the lab is characterized by translational research, bridging virological and clinical aspects. Regarding data analysis, the lab is developing and applying bioinformatics software which it employs in diagnostic routine as well as in research. For the last twenty years the lab has cooperated in developing and using methods that are at the forefront of medical data analysis.