Virology

Virology is the study of viruses and virus-like agents: their structure, classification and evolution, their ways to infect and exploit host cells for reproduction, their interaction with host organism physiology and immunity, the diseases they cause, the techniques to isolate and culture them, and their use in research and therapy. Virology is considered to be a subfield of microbiology or of medicine.

Read more about VirologyVirus Structure and Classification, Viral Diseases and Host Defenses, Molecular Biology Research and Viral Therapy, Other Uses of Viruses, History of Virology

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History of Virology
... a virus, and thus Rous became "father of tumor virology" ... easily in culture, this led to an explosion of virology research ...
Lipothrixviridae - Virology
... From either end of the viron are protrusions extending from the core through the envelope ... The capsid itself is elongated and exhibits helical symmetry ...
John Skehel
... In 1984 he was made head of the virology division, followed by a promotion in 1987 to director of the Institute ... Prix de Medecin in 1988, the ICN International Prize in Virology in 1992, knighted in 1996 and the Royal Medal in 2003 for "his pioneering research into virology" ...
Geoffrey L. Smith
... Before that, he was Head of the Department of Virology at Imperial College London ... bachelors degree at the University of Leeds in 1977 and in 1981 gained a PhD in Virology whilst in London at the National Institute for Medical Research ... Smith was editor-in-chief of the Journal of General Virology up until 2008 and chairs the WHO's Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research ...