BiographyDr Grant Hansman is a Group Leader at Heidelberg University and DKFZ, Germany. His group focuses on the norovirus capsid using structural biology (X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM). He is interested in the structural basis for norovirus capsid binding to a known host factor (histo-blood group antigens - HBGAs), deciphering norovirus capsid flexibility and developing norovirus antivirals targeting the capsid.
Following a BSc degree from Macquarie University, he completed an Honors degree, at the University of New South Wales, Australia (1999). Grant undertook a PhD at the University of Tokyo, Japan in molecular virology (2005). He had the role of Senior Scientist at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan for seven years, in which time he undertook a two year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Institute of Health, USA. Grant Hansman was an editor of the book Caliciviruses: Molecular and Cellular Virology, published in 2010.