Special Issue "Human Picornaviruses"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019.
Over the past two decades, we have witnessed a revolution in molecular techniques that have enabled unprecedented molecular diagnostics, genetic analysis, and the structural determination of human picornaviruses. Consequently, the number of novel and genome-sequenced picornavirus types and high-resolution picornavirus structures has increased tremendously over the years. At the same time, we have also witnessed uncontrolled outbreaks of emerging pathogenic picornaviruses that have attracted media attention and public concern. The grand challenge in picornavirus research is whether we can employ the current technologies and information to improve surveillance, predict epidemics, understand picornavirus life cycle and pathogenicity, and develop effective countermeasures against these ever-increasing viruses.
In this Special Issue of Viruses, we aim to discuss the recent developments and breakthroughs in structural determination, viral genome sequencing, epidemiology, evolution, diagnostics, and pathogenesis, receptor tropism and cellular life cycles, immunology, and therapy including the progress in the development of therapeutic antibodies and vaccines. I cordially invite you to contribute your most recent research findings and/or insights into this topic. We welcome reviews and original research articles including technical aspects.
Dr. Petri Susi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- picornaviral epidemiology
- viral diagnostics
- viral evolution
- genome sequencing