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Advanced Microscopy and Imaging Approaches to Dissect Virus–Host Interactions
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submission deadline 30 Jul 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 5439 | Submission Open
Keywords: high-resolution imaging; virus– host; correlative microscopy; viral replication cycle
(This special issue belongs to the Section General Virology)
Plant Virus Interactions with Hosts: Mechanisms and Applications
edited by Feng Zhu, and Jing Shang
submission deadline 30 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2164 | Submission Open
Keywords: plant defense against viral pathogens; the pathogenic mechanisms of plant virus infection; viral disease resistance; plant– virus interactions; plant antiviral mechanisms; viral diseases control; applications in viral diseases; RNAi and its application in control viral pathogens; spray-induced gene silencing and its application in control viral pathogens; novel technologies and pathways to control viral pathogens; generation of transgenic crops resistant to viral pathogens
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viruses of Plants, Fungi and Protozoa)
African Swine Fever Virus 4.0
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submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 10 articles | Viewed by 14458 | Submission Open
Keywords: ASF; ASFV; virus virulence; pathogenesis in natural hosts; protective host immune response; vaccine development; virus replication; virus structure/morphogenesis; ASF diagnostics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Viruses)
Enzymes as Antiviral Targets submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 14315 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Immunology, Vaccines, and Antivirals)
Host-Directed Therapies for HIV and RNA Respiratory Virus Infections
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 13225 | Submission Open
Keywords: HIV infection; SARS-CoV-2 infection; Influenza infection; RSV infection; Host-directed therapies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Virology and Viral Diseases)
Viral Strategies to Regulate Host Immunity or Signal Pathways
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submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 6736 | Submission Open
Keywords: virus– host interaction; viral immunity; viral pathogenesis; immune evasion; innate immunity; adaptive immunity; signal pathway
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Immunology, Vaccines, and Antivirals)
15th International Adenovirus Meeting submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 6441 | Submission Open
Keywords: human and non-human adenovirus; virus– host response; receptors; immunology and pathogenesis; epidemiology; oncolytic vectors; vaccines; structure and assembly; entry and cell trafficking; life cycle; antiviral targets
(This special issue belongs to the Section General Virology)
Computational Drug Discovery for Viral Infections submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 5016 | Submission Open
Keywords: computational drug design; structure-based drug design; ligand-based drug design; pharmacophore modeling; therapeutic targets; drug repurposing strategy; virtual screening approach; SAR/QSAR modeling; novel antiviral compounds; theoretical modeling; molecular pathways; molecular medicine; molecular mechanisms
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Immunology, Vaccines, and Antivirals)
Viruses and Non-Coding RNAs
edited by Renske D.M. Steenbergen, , Afsar Naqvi and
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 4110 | Submission Open
Keywords: viral infections; microRNAs; long noncoding RNAs; antiviral immunity; post-transcriptional regulation; virus diagnostics and therapeutics
(This special issue belongs to the Section General Virology)
Recent Advances in Antiviral Natural Products 2023 submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3947 | Submission Open
Keywords: virus; antiviral; host-defense; natural product; drug delivery; infectious disease
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Immunology, Vaccines, and Antivirals)
Baculovirus as Vaccine Vectors, RNA Interference Mediators, and Gene Delivery Vectors
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submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3829 | Submission Open
Keywords: baculovirus; vaccine vectors; subunit vaccine; baculovirus display vectors; RNA interference mediators; gene delivery vectors
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Viruses)
Virus Bioinformatics 2024 submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3474 | Submission Open
Keywords: virus bioinformatics; software; viral metagenomics and ecology; virus– host interactions; viral diversity and evolution; virus identification
(This special issue belongs to the Section General Virology)
Equine Influenza 2023 submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3399 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Viruses)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection among Pediatric Patients
edited by , , Iliana Bersani, Francesca Campi, Maria Paola Ronchetti and
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3090 | Submission Open
Keywords: congenital cytomegalovirus infections; cytomegalovirus; cytomegalovirus in pregnancy; newborns; sensory neural hearing loss; long-term outcomes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Virology and Viral Diseases)
Viral Infections in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Therapy Recipients
edited by Sanjeet Singh Dadwal
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2740 | Submission Open
Keywords: HSCT; GVHD; HHV6; CMV; Adenovirus; BK and JC virus (polyomaviruses); HIV; SARS-CoV2; Chimeric antigen receptor therapy (CART); EBV
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Virology and Viral Diseases)
Research Progress on Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus
edited by Tongqing An and Xingyang Cui
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2667 | Submission Open
Keywords: PRRSV; genetic evolution; replication regulation; immunological or pathogenic mechanism; vaccine development; prevention and control
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Viruses)
Immune Modulation by Human Cytomegalovirus
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submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1874 | Submission Open
Keywords: human cytomegalovirus (CMV); molecular and cellular mechanisms; cell-intrinsic immunity; adaptive immunity; innate immunity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Virology and Viral Diseases)
Viral Hepatitis Coinfection
edited by and Marc G Ghany
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1777 | Submission Open
Keywords: viral hepatitis coinfection; HBV co-infected with HCV; HDV; and HIV; chronic viral hepatitis infection; care and treatment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Virology and Viral Diseases)
Saliva in the Diagnosis of Viral Diseases submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1525 | Submission Open
Keywords: saliva; diagnosis; pathogen detection; immunity; biomarkers
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Virology and Viral Diseases)
Current and Emerging Virus Diseases in Wheat
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1329 | Submission Open
Keywords: wheat; viral infection; host response; symptoms; viral pathogenesis; host factors; antiviral immunity; crop yield
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viruses of Plants, Fungi and Protozoa)
New Advances in Arbovirus Vaccines
edited by Jianying Liu
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1107 | Submission Open
Keywords: arboviruses; vaccine development; antibody-dependent enhancement; cross-reactivity; mRNA vaccines; insect-specific vaccines; virus-like particle; transmission-blocking vaccines
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Immunology, Vaccines, and Antivirals)
Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses to Arbovirus Infections
edited by Manuela Sales Lima Nascimento, Paulo Marcos da Matta Guedes and
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 981 | Submission Open
Keywords: arbovirus; innate immunity; adaptive immunity; immunotherapeutic; immunoprophylaxis; vaccines
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Immunology, Vaccines, and Antivirals)
Virology and Immunology of Gene Therapy
edited by Weidong Xiao and
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 765 | Submission Open
Keywords: gene therapy; viral vector; vaccine; immune responses; viruses; AAV; lentiviral vectors; neutralizing antibody
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Immunology, Vaccines, and Antivirals)
Plant Virus Spillovers
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 443 | Submission Open
Keywords: spillover; emergence; replication; wild-plant virus; transmission; virus-cell interaction; vector
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viruses of Plants, Fungi and Protozoa)
Ocular Diseases in Viral Infection
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submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 437 | Submission Open
Keywords: the impact of COVID-19 on ocular health; ocular manifestations of retroviral infections (e.g.; HTLV-1 and HIV); virus-related ocular complications (adenoviruses; herpesviruses; dengue virus; and chikungunya virus); pathophysiology of viral infections leading to the manifestation of ocular diseases; diagnostic challenges and advancements in detecting ocular diseases linked to viral infections; treatment strategies and outcomes for ocular diseases in the context of viral infections; epidemiological studies on the prevalence and impact of ocular diseases in patients with viral infections; case reports on unique or rare ocular manifestations in viral infections
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Viruses)
Whitefly-Transmitted Plant Viruses submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 395 | Submission Open
Keywords: Bemisia spp.; Trialeurodes spp.; DNA viruses; RNA viruses; plant virus receptors in insects; transmission efficiency; RNA interference; endosymbionts
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viruses of Plants, Fungi and Protozoa)
Pathogenesis of Arbovirus Infections
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 367 | Submission Open
Keywords: arboviral disease; pathogenesis; vector– pathogen– host interactions; animal models; immune response
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Immunology, Vaccines, and Antivirals)
Application of Nanoparticle Platforms to Antiviral Therapy and Vaccines
edited by Jiang Zhu
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 282 | Submission Open
Keywords: nanoparticle platform; rational design; antiviral drugs; neutralizing and non-neutralizing antibodies; vaccines; infectious diseases
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Virology and Viral Diseases)
Protein–Protein Interactions in the Discovery of Antiviral Drugs
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submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 259 | Submission Open
Keywords: protein– protein interactions; antiviral drug discovery; protein target inhibitors
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Immunology, Vaccines, and Antivirals)
HIV and HTLV Infections and Coinfections submission deadline 1 Aug 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1004 | Submission Open
Keywords: human T-cell leukemia virus; HIV; HTLV-associated diseases; HIV co-infections
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Virology and Viral Diseases)
Virus Assembly and Genome Packaging submission deadline 1 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 570 | Submission Open
Keywords: viral assembly; genome packaging; viral structural proteins; host protein; viral– host interactions; antiviral therapies
(This special issue belongs to the Section General Virology)
State-of-the-Art Arbovirus Research in Europe 2023
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submission deadline 15 Aug 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 5658 | Submission Open
Keywords: vector-borne disease; flavivirus; alphavirus; phlebovirus; arthropod vectors; diagnosis; arbovirus; emerging and re-emerging viruses; antiviral treatment; vaccine
(This special issue belongs to the Section General Virology)
Efficacy, Safety, and Immunogenicity of Vaccines against Viruses: From Network Medicine to Clinical Experimentation 2nd Edition submission deadline 15 Aug 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4239 | Submission Open
Keywords: vaccines; vaccine security; computational bioinformatics; network analysis; data science
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Immunology, Vaccines, and Antivirals)
Innate Immunity to Virus Infection 2nd Edition
edited by and
submission deadline 15 Aug 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3061 | Submission Open
Keywords: innate immunity; interferon (IFN); IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs); IFN signaling pathways; antiviral immunity; inflammation; immunometabolism; non-coding RNA; vaccine; broadly antiviral drug
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Immunology, Vaccines, and Antivirals)
Newcastle Disease and Other Avian Orthoavulaviruses 1
edited by Chang-Won Lee and
submission deadline 15 Aug 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3018 | Submission Open
Keywords: Newcastle disease; avian orthoavulaviruses 1; epidemiology; pathogenesis; immunity  
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Viruses)
Apoptosis and Necroptosis as Host Defense Strategies to Prevent Viral Infection submission deadline 15 Aug 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 980 | Submission Open
Keywords: apoptosis; necroptosis; host defense; caspases
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Immunology, Vaccines, and Antivirals)
Elimination of Viral Hepatitis: Improving Diagnosis, Treatment and Surveillance 2.0
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submission deadline 16 Aug 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2925 | Submission Open
Keywords: viral hepatitis; hepatitis B; hepatitis C; elimination; diagnosis; treatment uptake; surveillance
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Immunology, Vaccines, and Antivirals)
Intra-patient Viral Evolution
edited by Adam A. Capoferri and
submission deadline 30 Aug 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1677 | Submission Open
Keywords: intra-patient viral evolution; drug resistance; immune escape; co-evolution; virus persistence; virus evolution
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Virology and Viral Diseases)
Recent Advances of Avian Viruses Research
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submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 10 articles | Viewed by 12667 | Submission Open
Keywords: avian influenza virus; infectious bronchitis virus; infectious bursal disease virus; infectious laryngotracheitis virus; Marek's disease virus; avian leukosis virus; avian polyomavirus; avian bornavirus; avian circovirus; avian reovirus; avian poxvirus; beak and feather disease virus; parvovirus; avian diseases
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Viruses)
Host Cell-Virus Interaction, 3rd Edition submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 9 articles | Viewed by 11335 | Submission Open
Keywords: virus; viral proteins; virus entry; viral replication and pathogenesis; virus assembly and egress; intracellular trafficking of virus; host cell; cellular signaling; interferon pathway; inflammasome; viral immune evasion; immune response; cell death; apoptosis; autophagy; host-virus interaction; anti-viral strategies; direct acting antivirals; broad-spectrum antiviral agents; RNAi; microRNAs; neutralizing antibodies; molecular mechanisms of antivirals; molecular mechanisms of drug-resistance
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Immunology, Vaccines, and Antivirals)
Crop Resistance to Viral Infections
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submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 7 articles | Viewed by 10864 | Submission Open
Keywords: viral pathogenicity; host– virus interaction; virus-resistance gene; transgenic resistance; attenuated virus; cross protection
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viruses of Plants, Fungi and Protozoa)
Molecular Biology of Human Cytomegalovirus
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submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 7 articles | Viewed by 10372 | Submission Open
Keywords: cytomegalovirus; molecular biology; genetics; pathogenesis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Virology and Viral Diseases)
Viral Hepatitis in Latin America and the Caribbean submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 6 articles | Viewed by 9732 | Submission Open
Keywords: viral hepatitis; Latin America; key populations; epidemiology; molecular epidemiology; therapy; diagnostics; new diagnostic technologies; immune response; clinical outcome; genotype
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Virology and Viral Diseases)
Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment
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submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 8 articles | Viewed by 8757 | Submission Open
Keywords: influenza; adenovirus; coronoavirus; respiratory syncytial virus; rhinovirus; respiratory virus; antiviral strategies; epidemiology; diagnosis; treatment; vaccination; surveillance; vaccine development
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Virology and Viral Diseases)
The World of Rhabdoviruses submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 6 articles | Viewed by 6336 | Submission Open
Keywords: rhabdovirus; animal; plant; insect; fish; vertebrate; arbovirus; reservoir; emergence; epidemiology; evolution; diversity; transmission; animal model; cellular model; structure; molecular interaction; diagnostic; antiviral drugs; vaccine; surveillance; control program; one health; economy
(This special issue belongs to the Section General Virology)
Bluetongue, Epizootic Haemorrhagic Disease, and Other Emerging Orbiviruses
edited by Giovanni Savini, and
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 6154 | Submission Open
Keywords: bluetongue virus; epizootic haemorragic disease; orbivirus; arbovirus; culicoides; vectors; climate; livestock; virus– host– vector interactions; pathogenesis; immunology; vaccines; diagnostics; epidemiology; cattle; sheep; goats; ruminants; wildlife animals; drivers; risk pathway; risk analysis; modelling; control; prevention; surveillance; economic impact; antiviral agents and related resistance
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Viruses)
Advances in Research on HIV Drug Resistance and Other Determinants of Treatment Success: 2nd Edition
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submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 5694 | Submission Open
Keywords: HIV; antiretroviral therapies; virological failure; HIV drug resistance; HIV reservoir; HIV viral subtype; predictors of virological failure
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Virology and Viral Diseases)
Mosquito-Borne Virus Discovery, Diagnostics and Vaccines
edited by and Basu Dev Pandey
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4219 | Submission Open
Keywords: mosquito-borne viruses; diagnostic approach; serology; molecular epidemiology; pathogenesis; antiviral drug; vaccine development; vitro assay; vivo assay (animal model)
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Viruses)
Controlling Zoonotic Viral Diseases from One Health Perspective
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submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3966 | Submission Open
Keywords: one health; viral zoonoses
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Viruses)
Human Norovirus 2024
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submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3605 | Submission Open
Keywords: virus replication and tropism; development of cost effective; point-of-care diagnostic assays; genetic evolution; pathogenesis; disinfection; antivirals and vaccines; foodborne and waterborne norovirus
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Virology and Viral Diseases)
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