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Last updated: 3rd February 2010

InvestigatorInstitutionResearch Interest
Shah Dilip Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Application of defensins to enhance resistance of crop plants to fungi
Zasloff MichaelGeorgetown University Medical CenterDiscovery and development of antimicrobial peptides
Taylor DeMarGraduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences - University of Tsukuba - JapanFunctional characterization of antimicrobial peptides and other proteins in ticks, such as the defensins in the soft tick Ornithodoros moubata.
Natori ShunjiGraduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences - The University of Tokyo - Japan; Natori Laboratory - The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) - JapanFunctional characterization of antimicrobial peptides in flies, such as the sapecins in the flesh fly Sarcophaga peregrina.
Yamakawa MinoruInnate Immunity Research Unit - National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences - Tsukuba, JapanFunctional characterization of antimicrobial peptides (and their analogs) of arthropods, such as the defensins in the rhinoceros beetles Allomyrina dichotoma and Oryctes rhinoceros, in the silkworm Bombyx mori, and in the soft tick Ornithodoros moubata.
Hoffmann Jules A.Institut de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire CNRS - Universite Louis Pasteur - FranceInnate immunity of insects, especially Drosophila and Anopheles.
Henning von Horsten Hans Institute for Hormone and Fertility Research - University of Hamburg - Germany
Kirchhoff Christiane Institute for Hormone and Fertility Research - University of Hamburg - Germany
Lohner KarlInstitute of Biophysics and Nanosystems Research - Austrian Academy of SciencesMembrane biophysical studies of antimicrobial peptides.
Lu WuyuanInstitute of Human virology - University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute - Baltimore MarylandDevelopment of peptide/protein therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases by using immunological molecules such as defensins.