Maura Dandri is full Professor at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, where she leads the research group Viral Hepatitis. She received her B.S. in Natural Science and PhD in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Trieste, Italy; was Post-doctoral Fellow at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, and at Heinrich-Pette-Institute, Hamburg, Germany (EMBO Fellowship). The German Research Foundation awarded her with a Heisenberg Professorship. She is currently member of the executive board of the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF). Her research focuses on developing infection models to study interactions between hepatitis viruses, human hepatocytes and immune cells. She also investigates the potential of HBV and HBV/HDV new therapeutic strategies using humanized mice and patient sample analyses.