A Perspective on Organoids for Virology Research


Animal models and cell lines are invaluable for virology research and host–pathogen interaction studies. However, it is increasingly evident that these models are not sufficient to fully understand human viral diseases. With the advent of three-dimensional organotypic cultures, it is now possible to study viral infections in the human context. This perspective explores the potential of these organotypic cultures, also known as organoids, for virology research, antiviral testing, and shaping the virology landscape.

Keywords: human organoids, virology, standardization


Adithya Sridhar, Salvatore Simmini, Carla M. S. Ribeiro, Caroline Tapparel, Melvin M. Evers, Dasja Pajkrt, and Katja Wolthers