PhD Positions

- The Saelens lab is recruiting a highly-motivated PhD student who will contribute to a project that aims to elucidate how RSV interferes with host RNA sensing and homeostasis. The experimental work plan comprises the generation and rescue of mutant RSV strains, virus-host protein-protein interaction studies, RNAseq analysis, RSV fitness studies, the generation and virus susceptibility testing of gene-edited mammalian cell lines, as well as virus pathogenicity studies. This PhD research project is imbedded in the newly launched VirEOS consortium that comprises 6 Belgian research groups, all of whom have a strong background in virology and host anti-viral immune defense. More information can be found here