University of Alberta
Basic Science
Virology

Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

6-020K Katz Group Centre

University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta  T6G 2E1

(780) 492-2308

In 1997, Dr. Götte obtained his Ph.D. degree at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany. He started his independent research in 2001 following a three-year period of postdoctoral training at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. Dr. Götte later joined the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at McGill University, Montreal, and was promoted to Full Professor in 2011. In 2013, he received the Chercheur National award of the Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec. Research in his laboratory is focused on the study of viral replication and its inhibition. His interests cover a broad range of important human pathogens, including the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human herpesviruses. Results from his laboratory have contributed to the development of novel classes of viral polymerase inhibitors with antiviral activity against drug resistant variants. Dr. Götte has published approximately 100 peer-reviewed papers, reviews and book chapters in the field of virology and antivirals. He serves on the Editorial Board of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy and The Journal of Biological Chemistry. His research program is funded through grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and contracts from industry. Since July 2014, he holds a position as Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.