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Viruses: Strategy and Tactics

MOL 459/GHP 459

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Viruses are unique parasites of living cells and may be the most abundant, highest evolved life forms on the planet. The general strategies encoded by all known viral genomes are discussed using selected viruses as examples. A part of the course is dedicated to the molbio (tactics) inherent to these strategies. Another part introduces the biology of engagement of viruses with host defenses, what happens when virus infection leads to disease, vaccines and antiviral drugs, and the evolution of infectious agents and emergence of new viruses. These topics are intertwined with discussions of modern technologies that benefit the field of virology.
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Section L01

  • Type: Lecture
  • Section: L01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 26
  • Capacity: 40
  • Class Number: 20505
  • Schedule: TTh 01:30 PM-02:50 PM

Section P01

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 8
  • Capacity: 14
  • Class Number: 20506
  • Schedule: M 03:00 PM-04:20 PM

Section P02

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P02
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 9
  • Capacity: 14
  • Class Number: 20507
  • Schedule: W 03:00 PM-04:20 PM

Section P03

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P03
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 9
  • Capacity: 14
  • Class Number: 20508
  • Schedule: W 07:30 PM-08:50 PM