Monique M van Oers has
I am interested insect viruses and their application for vaccines and gene therapy. A central position in my reseach is taken by baculoviruse and projects focus on midgut entry processes, virus packaging and manipulation of host behaviour. Fundamental data obtained was used to improve the baculovirus expression system in terms of protein quality and genome stability. New knowledge on the function of individual capsid proteins allowed us to develope a baculovirus-virion free expression system.