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How viruses work? Principles and methods for their study

From 07 Jun 2021 until 09 Jun 2021 - ONLINE COURSE
How viruses work? Principles and methods for their study
Viruses are ubiquitous on Earth: they infect all cellular forms, from prokaryotes to eukaryotes. They are important agents of animal and human diseases (e.g. HIV, FIV, Zika, Avian Influenza, RHDV, etc). Therefore, viruses prevention, detection and treatment, requires the understanding of their nature, replication and infectious process.
In this course we will provide the basics of virology, and analyse the evolutionary theories/mechanisms proposed to explain the different evolutionary patterns observed in viruses. Additionally, we will approach host-pathogen co-evolution by providing tools to study both the virus and the host.

Topics to discuss:
- A brief overview of viruses (importance, classification, structure, attachment to and entry into cells, replication, etc) - day 1; morning
- Outcomes of infection for the host (innate and adaptive immunity) - day 1; afternoon
- Origins and mechanisms of virus evolution - day 2; morning
- Molecular epidemiology, phylogeography, and emergence of viruses - day 3; morning
Practical exercises and students' presentations in the afternoons of days 2 and 3

Schedule: 10:00-13:00; 14:00-17:00

Joana Abrantes | CIBIO-InBIO | IMED - Immunity and Emerging Diseases
Ana Margarida Lopes | CIBIO-InBIO | IMED - Immunity and Emerging Diseases

The course will be open to a maximum number of 20 participants.

75% of available student slots are reserved for BIODIV students.
 Priority will be given to:
• 1st year and other PhD students attending the BIODIV Doctoral Program;
• PhD students attending other courses;
• Other post-graduate students and researchers.

Participation is free of charge for BIODIV students | 65€ (students) | 125€ (other participants). CIBIO-InBIO members will have an additional discount of 20%.

To apply, please fill the form available HERE

Registration deadline: April 29, 2021
All applicants will be notified about whether they are accepted until May 07, 2021

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