Special Issue "HIV Dynamics and Evolution"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2012)
HIV is the youngest of the major human pathogens, yet it has become the leading infectious cause of death worldwide. Thirty years of intensive research have revealed a highly complex disease dynamics, calling for quantitative approaches to interpret the experimental data and to aid the understanding of the underlying processes that govern the dynamics and progression of the disease. This Special Issue of Viruses is open to both empirical and mathematical/modelling papers addressing HIV/SIV dynamics in a broad sense (including within-host, cellular and population level dynamics).
The second focus topic is the evolution of HIV: its origins and historical evolution, its current evolution within the host and at the population level, co-evolution of virus and host, molecular evolution and the evolution of phenotypic traits (e.g. virulence, replication capacity or drug resistance). The Special Issue is open to both phylogenetic and bioinformatics analyses, and to theoretical/modelling approaches to the evolution of HIV and SIV viruses.
Dr. Viktor Müller
- virus dynamics
- mathematical/simulation modelling
- virus evolution
- data analysis
- Bioinformatics and Computational Biology of Viruses in Viruses (2 articles)