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Ana Falcón

physicians, microbiologists, molecular virologists
National Center for Biotechnology
National Center for Biotechnology
Spain

Biography

Ana Falcón completed her PhD in Molecular Biology and Science at Autonomous University, Madrid. During her scientific career, she has studied molecular biology of several respiratory viruses of clinical significance as influenza virus, SARS-CoV and other coronaviruses. She has worked on virus reverse genetics, functional analysis of viral and cellular proteins, and molecular diagnosis of virus in clinical samples and on animal models to study viral pathogenesis. She is developing and coordinating an international multidisciplinary project including physicians, microbiologists, molecular virologists and bioinformatics. She is a Reviewer for several scientific journals and has trained PhD and master students.

Research Interest

virus reverse genetics, functional analysis of viral and cellular proteins, and molecular diagnosis of virus in clinical samples and on animal models to study viral pathogenesis

Publications

  • Severe outcome in influenza virus infected patients is associated with reduced accumulation of defective viral genomes

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