This course will consider new developments in understanding of the ways in which viruses and viral proteins interact with host cells to generate thousands of progeny virus particles from a single infected cell. This version of the course is for students with no background courses in virology at the undergraduate or graduate level. The first class will comprise a discussion of virus replication in the context of selected viruses, to set the stage for specific papers that will be covered in the subsequent weeks. Classes consist of student presentations of selected papers from the literature, followed by class discussion. Assessment is based on presentation of one or more papers (depending on class size), participation in class discussion and a written assignment.
Coordinator: Dr. Martha Brown
Dates: February - March, 2020