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Welcome to the Mothes Lab, where we study HIV and other retroviruses. Retroviruses are tiny shells harboring viral genetic information which are able to replicate, spread and cause severe diseases such as the AIDS. This is possible, because these viruses have learned to take advantage of available cellular enzymes and to effectively evade the immune system. The Mothes lab is fascinated by the interdisciplinary nature of retroviral infections and seeks a comprehensive approach to its understanding.