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and thus enhance the development of a European Research Area for PathoGenoMics .


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Name: Dipl-Ing. Giefing, Carmen
Address: Campus Vienna Biocenter 3 1030 Vienna Austria
Institution: Molecular Microbiology Intercell AG
City: Vienna Zip: 1030
Country: Austria Phone: +43-1-20620-1167
    Fax: +43-1-20620-81167


Research Topics:
The main focus of our company is the design and development of novel vaccines and therapies for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Our antigenome technology uses a genomic approach to identify novel antigens. The pathogenís genome is fragmented and cloned into an E. coli based surface expression library. This library is then screened for interaction with human antibodies derived from convalescent patients or healthy exposed individuals, thus the ANTIgenome of the pathogen is identified. In a validation procedure based on several in vitro assays we select the most promising candidates for recombinant protein expression and test them for protection in animal models. The aim is to come up with a set of protective, highly conserved and novel proteins, these are then moved forwared towards the devolopment of vaccines and antibody based therapies.


Organisms studied:
  • Borrelia
  • Candida albicans
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus agalactiae
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Streptococcus pyogenes


Special methods / technologies:
ANTIgenome technology


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