Special Issue "Electron Microscopy in Virus Diagnostics and Research"
A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2015)
Dr. Michael Laue
Robert Koch Institute, Germany
Fax: +49 30 18754 2479
For about 75 years electron microscopy is used to investigate viruses. While the focus of applications has changed over the years, it is still important to visualize virus structures and the cellular context in which they occur. Electron microscopy provides an “open view” about all matter present in a sample which helps to find even the unexpected. Besides a bare description of structures, information collected by electron microscopy allows to generate new hypothesis and ideas about many aspects of the virus life cycle, especially if applied in conjunction with other methods.
The major idea of this special issue of Viruses is to compile high quality papers which show how electron microscopy is used in research and diagnostics of viruses today.
Contributions may cover the following fields of applications:
- development of techniques and methods
- structural biology of viruses
- cell biology of infection, replication, assembly and egress
- description of new viruses
- clinical aspects of viral infections
Reports of original data and reviews about relevant aspects are highly welcome.
Dr. Michael Laue
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Viruses is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- electron microscopy
- infectious disease