Kevin Defense

On the 3rd of February 2021 Kevin Szillat successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Virus characterisation in an era of outbreaks" The defence was a closed session with a 30 min presentation followed by 45 min discussion. During the presentation Kevin described how the biology of a virus can be studied by using genetically modified cell culture models and full-genome sequencing analysis. The subsequent discussion covered the different areas that Kevin had worked on during the 3 years of his PhD study, from experimental setups to the relevance of the laboratory findings in light of the situation in the field.

       Kevin with hatreturn


Host switching pathogens, infectious outbreaks and zoonosis; a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 721367.