Short CV/Education and training

  • 1998 – 2003
    Studied molecular biology at Marburg University, Germany

  • 2003 – 2006
    PhD at the Institute of Virology at Marburg University

  • 2006 – 2007
    Postdoc at the Institute of Virology at Marburg University

  • 2007 – 2009
    Postdoc at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology at the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  • Since 2009
    Leader of a junior group funded by the Emmy Noether Programme at the Heinrich Pette Institute for Experimental Virology and Immunology at the University of Hamburg, Germany

Selected publications

  • Gabriel, G. et al.: The viral polymerase mediates adaptation of an avian influenza virus to a mammalian host. In: PNAS 102, 2005. S. 18590-18595.

  • Gabriel G., Herwig, A., Klenk, H.-D.: Interaction of Polymerase Subunit PB2 and NP with Importin alpha 1 is a Determinant of Host Range of Influenza A Virus. In: PLoS Pathogens 4(2), 2008. e11.

  • Gabriel, G. et al.: Spread of Infection and Lymphocyte Depletion in Mice Depends on Polymerase of Influenza Virus. In: Am. J. Pathol. 175(3), 2009. S. 1178-1186.

  • Gabriel G, Klingel K, Otte A, Thiele S, Hudjetz B, Arman-Kalcek G, Sauter M, Shmidt T, Rother F, Baumgarte S, Keiner B,Hartmann E, Bader M, Brownlee G., Fodor E, Klenk HD (2011). Differential use of importin- isoforms governs cell tropism and host adaptation of influenza virus. Nature Communication, 18(2):156.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Inter- and intraspecies transmission of influenza viruses

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Vice-President of the European Working Group on Influenza (ESWI – European Scientific Workshop on Influenza)


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