Harald zur Hausen

German Cancer Research Center


Election Year: 2009
Primary Section: 41, Medical Genetics, Hematology, and Oncology
Secondary Section: 44, Microbial Biology
Membership Type: International Member

Research Interests

"I am interested in the role of infectious agents in human cancers. In the past, my group worked initially on Epstein-Barr virus in Burkitt's lymphomas and nasopharyngeal cancer. Subsequently, we concentrated on human papillomaviruses in cervical and other human cancers. Presently, we analyze the role of polyoma-type viruses in human malignancies."

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