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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge


Ulrich Desselberger MD FRCPath FRCPG FRCP

Ulrich Desselberger, MD FRCPath FRCPG FRCP

Molecular biology of rotaviruses

Ulrich Desselberger is available for consultancy.

Department of Medicine,
Level 5, Box 157
Addenbrooke's Hospital
Hills Road

Cambridge CB2 0QQ
Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 763403


1967  MD, Free University, Berlin-West, Germany

1976  Habilitation, Medical Microbiology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

1977  - 1979 Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York NY, USA

1980  - 1986 Senior Lecturer in Virology, University of Glasgow, and Hon. Consultant, Greater Glasgow Health Board, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

1987  - 1989 Consultant Virologist and Director, Regional Virus Laboratory, East Birmingham Hospital, Birmingham, UK

1990  -  2002 Consultant Virologist and Director, Clinical Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK

2002  -  2004 Visiting Research Fellow, URM Virologie Moleculaire et Structurale, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

2005  -  2007 Visiting Research Fellow, International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Trieste, Italy

2007  - present Director of Research, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK

Research themes

Pathogen Biology and Evolution:
Viral Pathogens:

Molecular biology of rotavirus

Key Publications

Refs. available upon request or via PubMed