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Evolution of cancer-causing HPVs

The research article on “Niche adaptation and viral transmission of human papillomaviruses from archaic hominins to modern humans” studies how cancer-causing human papillomaviruses (HPVs) evolved. Understanding the evolution of papillomaviruses should provide important biological insights and suggest mechanisms underlying HPV-induced cervical cancer (PLoS Pathog 14(11): e1007352.


Anyone interested in future collaboration in this field of research is welcome to contact our key investigator, Prof Zigui Chen from our Department of Microbiology.

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