Special Issue "In Memory of Michael Rossmann"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (4 September 2020).
Interests: Sindbis virus; Chikungunya virus; viral entry; virus replication; virion assembly
Interests: viruses and bacteriophage biology
Michael Rossmann’s contributions to Virology were legendary and spanned 40 years. They ranged from structures solved by his group at Purdue University, of behemoth viruses with incomprehensible T numbers as well as the demurest ones with T = 1 and everything in between, to structure-based vaccine and drug design. As technologies expanded, many of which were developed at Purdue University, Michael used them to study virtually every aspect of virus assembly at the deepest level possible. The viruses he studied also ranged widely, from phages to archaeal viruses, alphaviruses, flaviviruses, picornaviruses, giant viruses, and so on. Michael was particularly fascinated by the dynamism in viruses; conformational changes, energy-driven molecular motors, and receptor-triggered infection machines.
To honor Michael, we invite submissions for this Special Issue of Viruses focusing on Michael’s interests: virus structures and assembly mechanisms, conformational transitions and structure–function relationships, and genome packaging and virus infection mechanisms. We look forward to receiving your manuscripts.
Prof. Dr. Richard J. Kuhn
Prof. Dr. Venigalla B. Rao
Prof. Dr. Bentley A. Fane
Manuscript Submission Information
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- capsid assembly
- genome packaging
- genome delivery
- structural virology