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Patrick Arbuthnot

Oikos Ricerche
South Africa


Patrick Arbuthnot is currently a Personal Professor and Director of the Wits/SAMRC Antiviral Gene Therapy Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. After graduating with a Medical degree, he has completed his PhD in 1992 then carried out his Post-Doctoral work at Necker Hospital in Paris, France. On returning to South Africa, he established the Antiviral Gene Therapy Research Unit, which has now published widely on HBV infection, liver cancer, HIV-1 infection and developing new methods of treating these diseases. His main research interest is in advancing use of biological and synthetic nanoparticles to carry potentially therapeutic nucleic acids (DNA or RNA) that are capable of permanently disabling HBV.

Research Interest

Biophysics, Biochemistry

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