EDGE aims at communicating the diseases caused by herpesvirus, new approaches to treat such diseases, and cutting-edge research of EDGE on virus-host interactions and therapy to a broader audience. EDGE wants to broadly stimulate the public interest in research and innovation to inspire the next generation of researchers, developers and entrepreneurs. Information and teaching of the public involves participation in research nights, teaching and project programs, e.g. at local high schools. We further seek to disseminate our results to newspapers and other lay media after major goals have been achieved The aim of these communication activities is to bring updated knowledge on viruses and immunology to people working in closely related non-academic sectors, and also to inspire especially young people for a career in science and innovation.

International press release (in English) http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-04/au-jer041916.php

Local press release at Aarhus University, Denmark (in English) http://newsroom.au.dk/en/news/show/artikel/faelles-europaeisk-forskning-mod-herpesvirus/ 



Publications in peer-reviewed journals:


1) Cutting Edge: Genetic Association between IFI16 Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms and Resistance to Genital Herpes Correlates with IFI16 Expression Levels and HSV-2-Induced IFN-β Expression.

Eriksson K, Svensson A, Hait AS, Schlüter K, Tunbäck P, Nordström I, Padyukov L, Liljeqvist JÅ, Mogensen THPaludan SR.

J Immunol. 2017 Sep 11. pii: ji1700385. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1700385. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 2889395

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28893956


2) Inborn errors in RNA polymerase III underlie severe varicella zoster virus infections.

Ogunjimi B, Zhang SY, Sørensen KB, Skipper KA, Carter-Timofte M, Kerner G, Luecke S, Prabakaran T, Cai Y, Meester J, Bartholomeus E, Bolar NA, Vandeweyer G, Claes C, Sillis Y, Lorenzo L, Fiorenza RA, Boucherit S, Dielman C, Heynderickx S, Elias G, Kurotova A, Auwera AV, Verstraete L, Lagae L, Verhelst H, Jansen A, Ramet J, Suls A, Smits E, Ceulemans B, Van Laer L, Plat Wilson G, Kreth J, Picard C, Von Bernuth H, Fluss J, Chabrier S, Abel L, Mortier G, Fribourg S, Mikkelsen JG, Casanova JL, Paludan SR, Mogensen TH.

J Clin Invest. 2017 Sep 1;127(9):3543-3556. doi: 10.1172/JCI92280. Epub 2017 Aug 7.

PMID: 2878304

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28783042