Department of Virus Applications

Though majority viruses are considered harmful to human beings directly or indirectly, there are a number of them, which can be used for beneficial purposes. This department will employ our deeper knowledge in advanced virology in making virus or viral products as workhorses for the benefit of mankind. It will explore the possibilities of generating new virus vectors for gene or protein delivery systems for gene therapy applications, vaccine delivery applications and drug targeting. It will also explore the possibilities of using viruses for therapeutic application such as oncolytic virotherapy and phage therapy.