As of the beginning of May 2020, Volker Thiel joined the NCCR RNA & Disease as a Full Principal Investigator and Ataman Sendoel as a Junior Principal Investigator.
Volker Thiel is Full Professor for Veterinary Virology at the Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern and Head of Virology at the Institute of Virology and Immunology (IVI). The Thiel lab researches Corona virus-host interactions and developed a reverse genetics system for Corona viruses.
Ataman Sendoel is SNSF Assistant Professor and recipient of an ERC Starting Grant at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Zurich. Research in the Sendoel lab focuses on translational control in health and disease.