Colleges, School and Institutes
Willingness to take PhD students
Peter Balfe’s research interests are focused on the molecular biology of the hepatitis C virus (HCV), with particular emphasis on the role of the cell surface receptors in the viral life cycle, both in terms of the primary interaction of the virus with the host and with reference to the humoral immune response to HCV, which involves antibodies targeting to this process. Dr Balfe heads the HCV research group, which is actively engaged in a broad range of activities to involve and inform the wider community beyond the specialist audience for its research.
Dr Balfe and the HCV group are interested in supervising doctoral research students in all areas of clinically relevant HCV disease.