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Antivirals & Vaccines

Viruses of Plants, Fungi and Protoza

Animal Viruses

Insect Viruses

Bacterial Viruses


Dr. Eric O. Freed
Director, HIV Dynamics and Replication Program, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Building 535, Room 110, Frederick, MD 21702-1201, USA
Prof. Dr. Alexander Ploss
Reviews Editor
Princeton University Molecular Biology, 119 Lewis Thomas Laboratory Washington Road Princeton, NJ 08544-1014
Dr. Andrew Mehle *
Associate Editor
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 3305 Microbial Sciences Building, 1550 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1521
Interests: influenza virus, viral polymerase, virus:host interactions, species tropism, cross-species transmission, viral adaptation, RNA viruses
* Section 'Animal Viruses'
Prof. Dr. Curt Hagedorn *
Associate Editor
Chief of Medicine, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Vice Chair of Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Genetics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4300 West 7th Street, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Interests: hepatitis C virus; HCV antivirals, antivirals targeting IRES elements, viral-host interactions, analysis of Pol II RNAs
* Section 'Antivirals & Vaccines'
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hohn *
Associate Editor
Head Molecular Plant Virology, Botanical Institute, University of Basel, Section of Plant Physiology, Hebelstrasse 1, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland
* Section 'Viruses of Plants, Fungi and Protoza'
Prof. Rob Lavigne *
Associate Editor
Laboratory of Gene Technology, Department of Biosystems, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium
Interests: bacteriophage research; molecular analysis; phage-host interactions; biotechnology; taxonomy
* Section 'Bacterial Viruses'
Dr. Karyn Johnson *
Associate Editor
School of Biological Sciences, Goddard Building Room 375, University of Queensland, St Lucia, 4072, Australia
Interests: Insect virology; insect immunity; RNA viruses; Wolbachia-microbe interactions
* Section 'Insect Viruses'
Dr. Rachel Van Duyne
News and Views Editor
HIV Dynamics and Replication Program, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute Building 535, Room 124, Frederick, MD 21701-1201, USA
Interests: HIV assembly, release; retroviral replication
Dr. Byron Caughey *
Associate Editor
Senior Investigator, Chief, TSE/prion Biochemistry Section, Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases, NIH/NIAID Rocky Mountain Laboratories, 903 S 4th St., Hamilton, MT 59840, USA
Interests: TSEs (prion diseases); Prion structure, amplification and detection, and disease prevention and therapeutics; Prion protein functions and cell biology; Protein-folding diseases
* Section 'Prions'

Dr. Gian Paolo Accotto
Istituto di Virologia Vegetale, CNR Strada delle Cacce 73, Torino 10135, Italy
Interests: geminiviruses; plant viruses; virus-plant interactions; resistance to plant viruses
Dr. Hans-Wolfgang Ackermann
Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Quebec, QC, G1K 7P4, Canada
Interests: emphasis on electron microscopy; classification; evolution; environment and virus taxonomy
Contribution: Special Issue: Bacteriophage Assembly
Prof. Dr. Stefano Aquaro
Department of Pharmaco-Biology, University of Calabria, Via P. Bucci Arcavacata di Rende (CS), Italy
Interests: virus evolution; macrophages; HIV pathogenesis; antivirals; HIV chemotherapy; neuroAIDS; mechanisms of virus entry; chemokines and chemokine receptors; role of astrocytes and neurones in HIV infection
Dr. Birke Bartosch
Centre de recherche en cancérologie de Lyon, UMR 5286, UMR_S 1052, Equipe 15, 151 cours Albert Thomas, 69424 Lyon Cedex 03, France
Interests: flavivirus; hepatitis C virus; hepatitis B virus; virus-host cell interactions; hepatology; liver physiopathology; antivirals
Contribution: Special Issue: Hepatitis Viruses
Special Issue: Hepatitis C Pathology
Prof. Dr. David Bisaro
Department of Molecular Genetics, The Ohio State University, 201 Rightmire Hall, 1060 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH, USA
Interests: Geminivirus, gene silencing, silencing suppression, DNA methylation, virus induced gene silencing (VIGS)
Dr. Christopher C. Broder
Department of Microbiology and Immunology B4106, Uniformed Services University, 4301 Jones Bridge Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
Interests: Virus-host cell interactions; enveloped virus entry, viral glycoprotein structure and function and virus receptors; viral vaccine and therapeutics development; HIV, paramyxoviruses, emerging viruses, henipaviruses - Nipah and Hendra, filoviruses - Ebola and Marburg, Australian Bat Lyssavirus; membrane fusion; animal models; Filoviruses
Prof. Dr. Robert Mark Laidlaw Buller
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Saint Louis University Medical Center, Edward A. Doisy Research Center, 1100 South Grand, St. Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
Interests: viral pathogenesis; small animal models of infectious disease; poxviruses, innate immunity; ectromelia, vaccinia, monkeypox and variola viruses
Prof. Dr. Craig Cameron
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Penn State University, 201 Althouse Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Interests: molecular details of genome replication in positive-strand RNA viruses and identification of components of this process suitable for antiviral drug development
Prof. Dr. Anamaris M. Colberg-Poley
Professor of Integrative Systems Biology, Pediatrics, and Biochemistry/Molecular Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine, Senior Investigator, Research Center for Genetic Medicine, Room M5110, Children's National Health System, 111 Michigan Ave., NW Washington, DC 20010, USA
Interests: human herpesviruses, cytomegalovirus, virus-host cell interactions, intracellular protein trafficking, proteome, confocal imaging, superresolution imaging, transcriptional and post-transcription regulation of gene expression
Contribution: Special Issue: Recent CMV Research
Dr. François-Loïc Cosset
Human Virology Department, Inserm U758 - Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, 46 allée d'Italie, 69364 Lyon, Cedex 07, France
Interests: properties of the viral surface glycoproteins derived from retroviruses; flaviviruses; hepaciviruses and influenza viruses; development of novel gene transfer vectors and viral engineering techniques
Contribution: Special Issue: Humoral Responses Against HCV
Dr. David T. Curiel
Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology, 4511 Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA
Interests: adenovirus; virotherapy; gene therapy
Contribution: Special Issue: Adenoviral Vectors
Special Issue: Adenoviral Vectors
Prof. Dr. Henryk Czosnek
Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture; Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Interests: genetic engineering; molecular genetics; plant genetic engineering; biotechnology in agriculture; aspects of plant molecular biology
Contribution: Special Issue: Plant Viruses
Prof. Dr. Erik De Clercq
Rega Institute for Medical Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Minderbroedersstraat 10, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
Interests: antivirals; chemotherapy of virus infections; chemotherapy of AIDS; chemotherapy of malignant diseases; molecular mechanism of action of antiviral and antitumor agents; enzyme targets for antiviral and antitumor agents; nucleoside and nucleotide analogues; reverse transcriptase inhibitors; Virus adsorption inhibitors; anti-HIV agents; cellular targets for antiviral agents
Prof. Dr. Eleanor N. Fish
Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network, Department of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 67 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2M1, Canada
Interests: interferons; chemokines; infectious diseases; autoimmune diseases; antivirals
Prof. Dr. Ricardo Flores Pedauye
Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas (IBMCP), Universidad Politécnica de Valencia-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Valencia, Spain
Interests: Viroids, plant RNA viruses, RNA silencing, viral evolution, hepatitis delta virus
Prof. Dr. Feng Gao
Duke University Medical Center, Human Vaccine Institute, 109B Research Park I, DUMC 103020, NC 27710, USA
Interests: HIV; genetic variation and evolution; vaccine; drug resistance
Contribution: Special Issue: AIDS Vaccine
Special Issue: AIDS Vaccine 2014
Prof. Dr. Philippe Georgel
Laboratoire d'ImmunoGénétique Moléculaire Humaine, Centre de Recherche en Immunologie et Hématologie, Faculté de Médecine, 4 rue Kirschleger, 67085 Strasbourg, Cedex, France
Interests: VSV; MCMV; TLR; nuclear receptors; interferon; innate immunity
Contribution: Special Issue: Antiviral Responses to Herpes Viruses
Prof. Dr. em. Said A. Ghabrial
Plant Pathology Department, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40546
Interests: fungal virology; biology, diversity and epidemiology of mycoviruses; molecular biology and evolution of fungal viruses; mycovirus-induced hypovirulence; biological control
Prof. Dr. Stephen P. Goff
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Department of Microbiology, Columbia University, 701 W. 168 St, HHSC 1310c, New York, NY 10032, USA
Interests: retroviral replication; tyrosine kinase oncogenes
Dr. Kim Y. Green
Norovirus Gastroenteritis Unit, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Dr. Ian N. Hampson
University of Manchester Gynaecological Oncology Labs., School of Cancer & Enabling Sciences, Research Floor, St Mary's Hospital, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL, UK
Interests: mechanisms of viral carcinogenesis; molecular and cellular biology - gene function, gene regulation and gene expression; molecular cloning; plasmid construction; quantitative PCR; protein immuno-detection; yeast two hybrid, targeted gene silencing and gene transfer; antiviral therapeutics in particular HIV protease inhibitors; human papilloma virus pathology and therapeutics
Dr. Johannes Jehle
Laboratory of Biotechnological Crop Production, Department of Phytopathology, Agricultural Service Center Palatinate (DLR Rheinpfalz), Breitenweg 71, 67435 Neustadt/Wstr., Germany
Interests: dsDNA viruses; insect viruses; Baculoviridae; virus evolution; virus classification
Prof. Dr. Richard J. Kuhn
Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, Hockmeyer Hall, 249 S. Martin Jischke Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1971, USA
Interests: alphaviruses; flaviviruses
Dr. Jens H. Kuhn
NIH/NIAID Integrated Research Facility at Fort Detrick (IRF-Frederick), B-8200 Research Plaza, Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD 21702, USA
Interests: arenaviruses; biodefense; bioengagement; BSL-4; filoviruses; henipaviruses; Kyasanur Forest disease virus; nairoviruses; phleboviruses; Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus; simian hemorrhagic fever virus
Contribution: Special Issue: Advances in Filovirus Research 2012
Special Issue: Advances in Ebolavirus, Marburgvirus, and Cuevavirus Research 2014-2015
Dr. Feng Li
Departments of Veterinary/Biomedical Sciences and Biology/Microbiology, SAW 168D, Box 2175, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007, USA
Interests: influenza virus assembly and replication; antiviral therapeutics and vaccine; veterinary virology
Dr. Brett Lindenbach
Section of Microbial Pathogenesis, Yale University, School of Medicine, 295 Congress Ave., BCMM 354C, New Haven, CT 06536-0812, USA
Contribution: Special Issue: Antivirals Against Hepatitis C Virus
Prof. Dr. Shan-Lu Liu
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bond Life Sciences Center Room 471, University of Missouri, 1201 Rollins St., Columbia, MO 65211-7310, USA
Interests: retroviral entry and oncogenesis; membrane fusion and cell entry of HCV and Ebolavirus; cellular restriction factors against viral infections; viral envelope glycoproteins; lentiviral vectors and gene therapy
Dr. Kenneth Lundstrom
PanTherapeutics, Rue des Remparts 4, CH-1095 Lutry, Switzerland
Interests: viral gene therapy; viral vaccines; gene expression using viral vectors; structural biology
Contribution: Special Issue: Gene Therapy with Emphasis on RNA Interference
Dr. Ian M. Mackay
Public and Environmental Health - Virology, Forensic and Scientific Services, Health Support Queensland, Department of Health, Queensland, Australia, and Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
Interests: human respiratory viruses; human enteroviruses; human rhinoviruses; virus discovery; paediatric virology; diagnostic PCR
Contribution: Special Issue: Newly Identified Respiratory Viruses
Dr. Wayne A. Marasco
Department of Cancer, Immunology & AIDS, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Interests: human antibody engineering; use of human antibodies in discovery research and in the treatment of human diseases
Dr. Luis Martinez-Sobrido
University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 672, KMRB 3-9615 Rochester, 14642 NY, USA
Interests: microbiology and immunology; evasion of the innate immune response by viruses; type I interferon (IFN); arenaviruses; influenza viruses
Contribution: Special Issue: Interferon Antiviral Response and Viral Evasion
Special Issue: Replicating-competent reporter-expressing viruses
Dr. Craig McCormick
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, Room 7-F 5850 College Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Interests: Influenza A virus, Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, viral oncogenes, mRNA turnover and translation, stress granules, p-bodies, autophagy, unfolded protein response, inflammation, host shutoff
Contribution: Special Issue: Viral subversion of stress responses and translational control
Prof. Dr. Jane McKeating
Division of Immunity and Infection, Institute of Biomedical Research Medical School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Contribution: Special Issue: Viral-bacterial Interactions
Special Issue: Hypoxia and Viruses
Dr. Luis Menéndez-Arias
Centro de Biología Molecular "Severo Ochoa" [Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) & Universidad Autónoma de Madrid], c/ Nicolás Cabrera 1, Campus de Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: HIV; reverse transcription; drug resistance; genetic variation; proteolytic processing; HIV protease
Contribution: Special Issue: Retroviral Enzymes
Prof. Dr. Patrick S. Moore
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, 5117 Centre Ave, Res Pav 1.8, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Interests: Merkel cell polyomavirus; Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus
Dr. Viktor Müller
Institute of Biology, Eötvös Loránd University, Pázmány P. s. 1/C, 1117 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: virus dynamics; HIV evolution and epidemiology
Contribution: Special Issue: HIV Dynamics and Evolution
Special Issue: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology of Viruses
Dr. Akira Ono
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School, 5736 Medical Science Building II, 1150 W. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0620, USA
Interests: roles played by membrane microdomain structures (lipid rafts) and phosphoinositides in virus replication; molecular mechanisms that determine the sites of virus assembly
Contribution: Special Issue: Role of Lipids in Virus Replication
Prof. Dr. Massimo Palmarini
MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, 464 Bearsden Road, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Interests: viral pathogenesis, veterinary virology, virus-host cells interactions, bluetongue virus, Schmallenberg virus
Dr. Joanna Parish
Royal Society University Research Fellow, School of Cancer Sciences, University of Birmingham, Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Interests: papillomavirus; transcription; virus-host interactions; viral persistence; mitosis
Contribution: Special Issue: Tumour Viruses
Prof. Dr. Colin Parrish
College of Veterinary Medicine, James A. Baker Institute, Cornell University, Hungerford Hill Road, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Interests: parvovirus; host range variation and control; TfR receptor; virus evolution; virus structure
Dr. Vinay Pathak
HIV Drug Resistance Program, National Cancer Institute NCI-Frederick, P.O. Box B, Building 535, Frederick, MD 21702-1201, USA
Interests: viral and host factors that generate mutations in HIV-1 and MLV; antiviral drug resistance, in vivo reverse transcription
Contribution: Special Issue: HIV Drug Resistance 2010
Prof. Dr. Boris Matija Peterlin
Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology UCSF U432, 533 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143-0703, USA
Interests: transcription; replication of HIV; Tat; Nef; Vif; restriction; mobile genetic elements, viral assembly and release; trafficking
Prof. Dr. Stefan Poehlmann
Infection Biology Unit, German Primate Center, Kellnerweg 4, 37077 Goettingen, Germany
Interests: HIV; filoviruses; coronaviruses; influenza viruses; virus-host cell interactions; entry; lectins
Prof. Eric M. Poeschla
Gill Endowed Chair in HIV Research and Head, Division of Infectious Diseases University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
Interests: HIV-1 integration, LEDGF/p75, emerging viruses, innate immuity
Prof. Dr. Vincent R. Racaniello
Department of Microbiology, Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, 701 West 168th St., New York, NY 10032, USA
Interests: molecular biology of picornavirus replication and pathogenesis; video podcasts graduate level virology course
Prof. Dr. Polly Roy
Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Interests: Molecular and structural biology orbiviruses, host-virus interaction, novel vaccines
Contribution: Special Issue: Virus-based Vaccines
Special Issue: RNA Packaging
Prof. Dr. Jamil S. Saad
Department of Microbiology, BBRB 366/15 University of Alabama at Birmingham 845 19th Street South Birmingham, AL 35294-2170, USA
Interests: HIV; Gag; NMR; cancer; drug design
Dr. Donald Seto
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 10900 University Blvd., MSN 5B3, Occoquan Bldg, Rm 325, George Mason University, Manassas, VA 20110, USA
Interests: genomics and bioinformatics of adenovirus; molecular evolution; coinfections; emergent viral pathogens; comparative genomics; bioinformatic tools development; diagnostics and surveillance
Contribution: Special Issue: Viral Genomics and Bioinformatics
Prof. Dr. Anne Simon
Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Interests: plant viruses; plus-strand RNA virus replication/translation; RNA structure/function
Prof. Dr. Thomas Stamminger
Institute for Clinical and Molecular Virology, University Hospital Erlangen, Schlossgarten 4, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
Interests: human cytomegalovirus; herpesviruses; DNA viruses; virus-host interactions; transcriptional regulation; nucleo-cytoplasmic transport; intrinsic immunity
Dr. Daniel Stone
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Mailstop D3-100, 1100 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
Interests: development of novel viral vector systems for gene therapy; events that initiate innate immunity and toxicity following virus exposure; mechanisms that facilitate virus attachment, entry, replication and pathogenesis
Contribution: Special Issue: Novel Viral Vector Systems for Gene Therapy
Prof. Dr. Artur Summerfield
Institute of Virology and Immunology (IVI), Sensemattstrasse 293, 3147 Mittelhäusern, Switzerland
Interests: viral immunology and pathogenesis; interferon; haemorrhagic fever viruses
Dr. William M. Switzer
Non-HIV Surveillance Activity Leader, Laboratory Branch, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd., MS G-45 Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Interests: retroviral zoonoses; molecular epidemiology; viral evolution; exogenous and endogenous mammalian retroviruses
Prof. Dr. Hengli Tang
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University, 319 Stadium Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32304, USA
Interests: virus-host cell interactions; antiviral drugs and resistance; cellular cofactors for viral infection; hepatitis C virus; HIV; stem cells and differentiation; cell culture models for viral infection
Contribution: Special Issue: Cyclophilins and Viruses
Prof. Dr. James L. Van Etten
Department of Plant Pathology, 205 Morrison Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68583, USA
Interests: PBCV-1; chlorella viruses (Chloroviruses); algal viruses (Phycodnaviruses); large dsDNA viruses
Dr. Xiao-Fang Yu
W. Harry Feinstone Department, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St., Room E5148, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Interests: HIV; HBV; host restriction; innate immunity; vaccine; ubiquitin
Dr. Yong-Hui Zheng
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics BPS 2215, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48864, USA
Interests: retroviral restriction factors that particularly target HIV-1
Dr. Véronique Ziegler-Graff
Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes du CNRS, 12, rue du général Zimmer, 67084 Strasbourg cedex, France
Interests: Polerovirus,
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