The Russian GVN Center includes leading research, clinical and non-governmental institutions working in virology. The aims of the Russian GVN are to:
• Protect public health and safety;
• Provide information for decision-making on public health issues;
• Elaborate strategies to prevent and treat viral diseases;
• Increase the interaction on virology, including at the international level.
Important viruses at the Center include: HIV, HBV, HCV, CMV, and EBV.
The key areas of work are genetics and molecular biology of microorganisms, epidemiology, basic and practical immunology and allergology, immunogenetics, the physiology of the immune system, immune nano- and biotechnology (new generation of vaccines, therapeutic immuno-modulatory drugs and diagnostic tools), and clinical trials of diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive medications.
Center Director: Dr. Alexey Mazus
Affiliated Researchers: Rakhim M. Khaitov, Alexander L. Gintsburg, Boris S. Naroditsky, Nikolay D. Yuschuk, Alexander S. Kononets, Andrey P. Kozlov, Yuliya K. Plotnikova
725 West Lombard St
Baltimore, MD 21201