Advances in Virus Researchby Karl Maramorosch
This latest volume in the Advances in Virus Research series presents articles on topics such as the role of lipid rafts in virus assembly and budding; novel vaccine strategies; treatment of arenavirus infections; the evaluation of drug resistance in HIV infection; perspectives on polydnavirus origin and evolution; bateriophage 29 DNA packaging; the potential of/i>… See more details below
This latest volume in the Advances in Virus Research series presents articles on topics such as the role of lipid rafts in virus assembly and budding; novel vaccine strategies; treatment of arenavirus infections; the evaluation of drug resistance in HIV infection; perspectives on polydnavirus origin and evolution; bateriophage 29 DNA packaging; the potential of plant viral vectors and transgenic plants for subunit vaccine production; and the interaction of orthopoxviruses with interferon-treated cultured cells. This timely and informative compilation of articles will be of interest to researchers in the fields of virology, immunology, microbiology, and plant science.
Description: Volumes 53 and 54 of Advances in Virus Research contain up-to-date reviews of topics related to virology, written and edited by experts in each of the areas covered. Together they contain 27 well wirtten articles.
Purpose: These volumes are written to provide the reader with reviews on topics related to virology.
Audience: The reviews contained in these two volumes will be of value and interest to graduate students, physicians, veterinarians, and investigators interested in familiarizing or updating themselves in subjects covered.
Features: Volume 53 contains two "special sections." In the first contributors consider the current status and impact of viral diseases on the developing world. There are six reviews in which they deal with three major human diseases (yellow fever, dengue, and human deficiency virus), two major diseases of livestock (rinderpest, foot and mouth disease), and viral diseases of importance to horticulture. In the second section they provide reviews of the use of reverse genetics for the study of different groups of RNA viruses. Each review in this section is focused on how the different viral replication strategies have influenced the reverse genetics approach taken. The contributors cover four positive stranded viruses (flavivirus, picornavirus, nodavirus, coronavirus), three negative stranded viruses (rhabdovirus, paramyxovirus), double stranded viruses (dsRNA viruses of higher organisms) and the practical application of reverse genetics for control of viral plant infections. Volume 54 contains six reviews and a "special section" on respiratory viruses (influenza viruses, paramyxoviruses, respiratory syncytial virus, rhinoviruses). The contributors cover exceptionally timely topics such as influenza vaccines and influenza neuraminidase inhibitors.
Assessment: The editors of Volumes 53 and 54 of Advances in Virus Research continue the long tradition of authoritative, well-written, current reviews on selected topics related to virology. Both volumes have a wealth of up-to-date information. All of the reviews contain excellent reference sections for those wishing more detailed information.
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This volume contains six comprehensive reviews of current virological research.
Meet the Author
Professor Karl Maramorosch works at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.
Born: March 18, 1957 in Goeppingen, Germany
1963-1967: Elementary School
1967-1976: High School (Gymnasium)
1976: Diploma (Abitur)
1976-1977: Compulsory Military Service
1977-1982: Study of biology at Tuebingen University, Germany
1982-1985: Ph.D. work at Federal Research Centre for Virus Diseases of Animals,
1985: Ph.D. in Genetics
1986-1987: Postdoctoral Fellow at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Department of Microbiology
1988-today: Federal Research Centre for Virus Diseases of Animals
1990: Habilitation (prerequisite for professorship)
since 1994: Director of the Institute of Molecular Biology at the Federal Research Centre for Virus Diseases of Animals, Insel Riems, Germany since 1996: President of the Federal Research Centre for Virus Diseases of Animals (renamed in 2004 'Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut')
since 1997: Professor of Virology at University of Greifswald
More than 300 peer-reviewed publications in international journals (listed in PubMed) on different aspects of infectious animal diseases.
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