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Special Issue "Homage to Jan Svoboda: Recent Advances in Topics Pioneered by his Prague School"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018).
Dr. Jiri Hejnar Website E-Mail
Institute of Molecular Genetics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: avian sarcoma/leukosis viruses; epigenetic silencing of retroviruses; receptor for retroviruses; endogenous retroviruses; syncytins; retroviral vectors; retrotransposons; transgenesis in chicken
Jan Svoboda, a pioneer of retrovirology, brilliant scientist and good friend passed away on March 13 this year. He was a living legend in the fields of retrovirology, tumor viruses, and oncogenes. The scientific community will remember Svoboda not only for his seminal work. Numerous students and peers will surely remember him also for his mentorship, life-long contacts, and influence. This Special Issue intends to commemorate Jan’s scientific legacy and point out the recent progress in the topics that he established and pursued during his long and fruitful life in science. We also hope to assemble contributions from people who were influenced by Jan, either as his students or collaborators, and who now work on different topics of virology, oncology, immunology, and cell biology. We accept research articles, reviews, and, potentially, brief communications analysing Jan Svoboda's contribution to the basic concepts in virology.
The most preferred topics for research articles are virus-host interactions; trans-species virus transmission and factors of cell permissiveness to viruses; receptors for retroviruses and virus entry; virus assembly and trafficking; integration events and whole-genome approaches to retroviral localization; transcriptional control and epigenetics; latency and persistence of viral infections; retroviral pathogenesis and tumorigenesis; virus-transduced oncogenes; endogenous retroviruses; and retrotransposons. The basic models for Jan's research were Rous sarcoma virus, other avian sarcoma/leucosis viruses, and domestic chicken as a host. Therefore, we strongly encourage members of the small and vanishing ASLV and chicken community to submit their results to this Special Issue of Viruses.
Dr. Jiri Hejnar
Dr. Tomas Ruml
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind 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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
Jan Svoboda scientific legacy
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