VIRGO aims at an improved understanding of major acute and chronic viral diseases, such as influenza, hepatitis and AIDS. These viral diseases constitute the majority of infectious diseases in the Netherlands and beyond. We study the interaction between viruses causing these diseases and their host at a molecular level.
We aim to develop new approaches to interfere in the infection processes, e.g. to prevent infection by designing new or improved vaccines, or improve clinical management of viral infections with novel diagnostic tools. To achieve these goals VIRGO unites the top research institutes in its field in The Netherlands.