Mark Harris

Mark Harris is Professor of Virology at the University’s School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Mark’s research seeks to understand the molecular mechanisms underpinning the replication of the important human pathogen, hepatitis C virus. In particular, to understand how this virus replicates its RNA genome and packages this into infectious virus particles. Mark hopes that this information will lead to the development of novel, much needed, therapeutics.

Current major projects include:

  • Structure and composition of the HCV RNA replication complex
  • Functional studies on the non-structural NS5A protein
  • Structure-based drug design to develop new HCV therapeutics
  • HIV Nef studies

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