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A2: Molecular Virology – 12412

(2 hrs/week; 2 CP; Fall 2020)

Hans Hirsch

This course covers the biological principles of viruses in vertebrates, invertebrates, plants, and in bacteria. Lectures will focus on virion and genome organization; molecular mechanisms of the replication cycle; technical tools for studies in virology; virus-host interaction including innate immune responses and oncogenic transformation; molecular aspects of transmission and epidemiology; virus evolution and mechanisms of molecular pathology; translational exploitation in biotechnology and therapy.