Virology

Prof. V. Racaniello, Prof. S. Silverstein, Columbia University

This Columbia University virology course is offered each year in the spring semester.

The basic thesis of the course is that all viruses adopt a common strategy. The strategy is simple:

1. Viral genomes are contained in metastable particles.

2. Genomes encode gene products that promote an infectious cycle (mechanisms for genomes to enter cells, replicate, and exit in particles).

3. Infection patterns range from benign to lethal; infections can overcome or co-exist with host defenses.

Despite the apparent simplicity, the tactics evolved by particular virus families to survive and prosper are remarkable. This rich set of solutions to common problems in host/parasite interactions provides significant insight and powerful research tools. Virology has enabled a more detailed understanding of the structure and function of molecules, cells and organisms and has provided fundamental understanding of disease and virus evolution.

The course will emphasize the common reactions that must be completed by all viruses for successful reproduction within a host cell and survival and spread within a host population. The molecular basis of alternative reproductive cycles, the interactions of viruses with host organisms, and how these lead to disease are presented with examples drawn from a set of representative animal and human viruses, although selected bacterial viruses will be discussed.

Dates:
  • Free schedule
Course properties:
  • Free:
  • Paid:
  • Certificate:
  • MOOC:
  • Video:
  • Audio:
  • Email-course:
  • Language: English Gb

Reviews

No reviews yet. Want to be the first?

Register to leave a review

Show?id=n3eliycplgk&bids=695438
NVIDIA
More on this topic:
7-340f06 Avoiding Genomic Instability: DNA Replication, the Cell Cycle, and Cancer
In this class we will learn about how the process of DNA replication is regulated...
152454_2ddf_18 Defeat Viruses! Protection and Prevention Strategies
A detailed strategy on how to eliminate the virus threat while enjoying the...
7-342f07 Chronic Infection and Inflammation: What are the Consequences on Your Health?
In this course we will explore the new emerging field of pathogen-induced chronic...
7-346s13 Virus-host Interactions in Infectious Diseases
Co-evolution and adaptation between viruses and humans are often portrayed as...
Small-icon.hover Experimental Genome Science
Each of our cells contains nearly identical copies of our genome, which provides...
More from 'Medicine & Health':
4178fda1-e8c7-476c-81e8-8a6b453a6a76-569208c21635.small Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster
Learn the principles guiding humanitarian response to modern emergencies, and...
7f84da35-2770-43de-886a-c41bcc8f4567-4d2e6c15cc96.small Forensic Engineering: Learning from Failures
Don't let good failures go to waste! Identify the causes of failure and use...
3c05fb77-83cf-4be6-a982-d0fc0cbd31ea-dd80f754b9a5.small Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
Learn about Nutrition, Exercise and Sports and understand how nutrition can...
C822f4c8-45eb-4523-a0a4-f2ef889895f4-227871e30afd.small Essential Competencies for Nurse Preceptors
A learning program that focuses primarily on the preceptor-preceptee relationship...
Ef8093bb-7431-4f54-b2b9-34732a6a615d-ace5f03fb917.small General Overview of Cannabis and the Industry’s Outlook and Professions
An in-depth view of cannabis and its potential uses. This course will provide...

© 2013-2019