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Special Issue "New Insights into Parvovirus Research"

A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Viruses".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Giorgio Gallinella

Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
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Interests: parvovirus B19; virus-cell interactions; viral infections; recombinant viruses; virological diagnosis; antiviral strategies.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Viruses in the parvoviridae family constitute a most diverse and intriguing field of research. While all share an ssDNA genome and a small (Parvo!) capsid, they can differ widely in structure, genome organization and expression, virus-cell interaction, and impact on the host. Exploring such diversity and unravelling the inherent complexity in these apparently simple viruses is an ongoing endeavour and commitment for the scientific community.

The translational implications of research on parvoviruses are relevant. Within the family, some viruses are important human and veterinary pathogens, in need of diagnostic methods and antiviral strategies; other viruses have long been studied and engineered as tools for oncolytic therapy, or as sophisticated gene delivery vectors, and can now display their wide and expanding applicative potential.

The aim of this Special Issue of Viruses is to compile the newest contributions in the field of parvovirus research, especially encouraging new insights and research on unresolved issues, as well as new approaches exploiting systemic (–omic) methodologies. Evolution, structural biology, viral replication, virus-host interaction, pathogenesis and immunity, gene therapy, and viral oncotherapy are only a selection of the topics that can be of relevance to the community involved in parvovirus research and of interest to a wider audience.

Dr. Giorgio Gallinella
Guest Editor

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 1600 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.


  • Parvoviridae
  • Parvovirus evolution
  • Parvovirus structure
  • Parvovirus-host interactions
  • Parvovirus pathogenesis and immunity
  • Parvovirus oncolytic therapy
  • Parvovirus vectors
  • Antiviral strategies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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