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Graduate Programs in Virology
This is a list of Virology-specific graduate programs, or programs with a virology emphasis. Additional lists of educational institution web sites can be found in ATV's comprehensive list of Microbiology Departments, and a separate list of Virology Departments.
- Molecular Mechanisms of Infectious Disease Pathogenesis - Graduate Program from Auburn University
- Virology at the University of Connecticut Health Center is part of the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Graduate Program.
- Microbiology and Virology Graduate Program within the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Group, University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia.
- Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine has some web pages that may be of interest.
- The Ph.D. Program in Virology of Harvard University at Harvard Medical School
- The Program in Virology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is an interdepartmental program composed of faculty from 15 different departments.
- The Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine The Committee on Virology
- Virology at NYU is part of the Molecular Oncology and Immunology Program
- The Immunology and Virology Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School has been organized by the Immunology and Virology Committee, an interdepartmental group which includes faculty from many different departments with diverse research interests. This group fosters virology and immunology research and training at UMW, and offers a Ph.D. Program in Immunology and Virology as part of a larger school-wide graduate program that encompasses a core curriculum and a specialization in one of several fields of biomedical research.
- Virology at Warwick (UK) is within the Department of Biological Sciences .
- The Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology, and Medical Genetics at the Ohio State University Medical Center has Graduate Programs leading to Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Molecular Virology. Current research in Molecular Virology focuses on human retroviruses and herpesviruses.
- Graduate Program in Virology from the University of Texas, Health Science Center - Houston (UT HSC), Graduate School of Biomedical Science (GSBS) and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. A Peterson's Summary is also available.
- Graduate Program in Virology from the Institut Armand-Frappier, University of Quebec. Graduate programs are: M.Sc. Applied Microbiology, M.Sc. Virology and Immunology; Ph.D. Virology and Immunology and coming shortly, a Ph.D. in Biology offered in collaboration with another member of the network.
- The Pittsburgh Committee for Virology - (PCV) is an organization which brings together the scientists and physicians of the Pittsburgh area who work in a wide variety of basic, clinical and molecular aspects of virology. Faculty are primarily based at the University of Pittsburgh, however, affiliated faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University and the Magee Women's Research Institute also participate in the research and teaching goals of the PCV. The mission of the PCV is to coordinate, promote and enhance activities and resources related to research and teaching in the field of virology.
- MSc in The Molecular Biology and Pathology of Viruses, Master of Science (MSc), The Imperial College London, University of London. This MSc course provides a comprehensive understanding of the nature of viruses and of the diseases caused by virus infections. The emphasis is on the understanding of these processes at the molecular level. The course consists of lectures, tutorials, seminars and practical classes followed by a full-time research project. It has a duration of 12 months.
- Virology Specialization at the University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics will offer a new, world-class specialization in Virology. Virologists from several departments on the Maryland campus and the Center for Agricultural Biotechnology have joined with scientists from the nearby National Institutes of Health and the Beltsville Agricultural Research Station to offer state-of-the-art training that emphasizes the true breadth of Virology. Unlike virology programs that concentrate on viruses that only infect selected hosts, students will have a unique opportunity to join a highly interactive group of scientists working on viruses that infect a wide array of animal, plant and fungal hosts. Interests of the faculty range from the smallest of all pathogenic agents- viroids, satellites and prions- to the largest of the viruses, the poxviruses.
Infectious Disease Training
- A new international survey of postgraduate courses dealing with infectious disease is available through subscription to, or purchase of the 2nd issue of , a new journal - The Infectious Disease Review. The survey, entitled "Master's, diploma, certificate and continuing education training courses in infectious disease held in Europe, Africa, Australasia, Central and South America" presents data in tabular form from over 150 courses in 21 languages held in over 25 countries. Medical and veterinary courses are included. The survey is intended as a guide for physicians, veterinarians, universities and research institutions, health workers, epidemiologists, nurses and laboratory
technicians. It is the most up-to-date survey of such course available as a single unit in the world today.
General Guides to Graduate Education
- Peterson's Guide to Academic Institutions has an enormous amount of information about graduate programs.
- Gradschools.com - Worldwide Index of Graduate, Postgraduate Programs. A comprehensive online directory of graduate and postgraduate school programs, arranged by curriculum, including contact information and program descriptions.
Virology Courses and Notes:
Be sure to see All the Virology's very own collection of On-line Virology Courses (courtesy of Alan Cann).
- Perhaps the first Web-Available Tutorial on Virology, by Ed Rybicki from the Department of Microbiology at the University of Cape Town
- Vikram Misra from the Department of Veterinary Microbiology at the University of Saskatchewan has notes for two undergraduate courses - Veterinary Virology and Comprehensive Microbiology and two graduate courses in Molecular Biological Techniques and Advanced Virology. In addition, he has developed a "case based" web-course in Veterinary Virology - perhaps the only one of its kind. It has all sorts of useful information including pages prepared by students in the class.
- From Lehigh University, BioS 353: Virology - Course syllabus and lecture notes ( in progress) for an upper level undergraduate (and Master's level graduate) course in virology for Fall 1998.
- From Carole Toebe at City College of San Francisco, class notes on:
- Development of Vaccines to Infectious Diseases is a Brown University undergraduate biology course offered every other year.
- Virology M430 - Introductory Virology at Indiana University by Milton Taylor. Includes course lectures and exams given to senior undergraduates majoring in microbiology.
- Humans and Viruses - an undergraduate course from Robert Siegel at Stanford.
- Wong's Virology Page - This site contains notes on various aspects of medical virology, including the management of a clinical virology laboratory. It is designed mainly as a study aid for postgraduate physicians and scientists studying for their board membership or fellowship exams in medical microbiology/virology. It also contains sample examination questions and answers.
- An Immune Response to a Virus Infection - This site entitled, "Virus Interactions with White Blood Cells of the Immune System," is a layman summary of a dissertation study of splenic immune responses to coxsackievirus B infection.
- Electron microscopic images of Human Viruses - Linda Stannard's illustrated tutorial on the morphology of most of the clinically significant viruses. The section on Hepatitis B virus is especially recommended.
- Viruses: Risks and Benefits to Society - A virology course designed for non-science majors. Contains on-line lecture notes.
- Medical Virology Lecture Notes - used as a basis for the formal lectures given to undergraduate medical students at the University of Cape Town Medical Faculty whose teaching hospital is Groote Schuur Hospital.
- Veterinary Virology Course from the University of Saskatchewan.
- BioS 353: Virology from Lehigh University by Jeff Sands.
- A Virology Course Noteset from Chinju National University - a Korean Site.
- Virology Home page with Lecture Notes on various viruses from Ray Baumann at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
- University of Leicester (UK) Virology Course Notes and Tutorials by Dr Shaun Heaphy & Dr Alan Cann. These course notes are also available under ATV's On-line Courses.
- From Ray Baumann at the University of Mississippi - virology lecture notes from Ray's Virology Page.
- Clinical Virology - lecture notes.
- Syllabus and lecture notes for Molecular Plant Virology at University of Arizona
- Introduction to the Viruses from Life on Earth at Berkley presents a short introduction to virology.
Microbiology Courses and Notes:
- Medical Microbiology: Neal Chamberlain's look at the Microbial World! -- This site contains our lecture handouts in Immunology, Medical Microbiology, and Infectious diseases. It also contains 3 computerized clinical cases, a laboratory manual for our infectious disease course, a common causes of infectious disease file, common fungal infections file, top ten causes of mortality file, photo gallery of pathogenic bacteria, nearly all the bugs that cause.... files, vaccines available in the US file, infectious diseases and their etiologies, and more. From the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Missouri.
- Microbiology 125 - This is a multmedia distance education course based on a CDROM text. The course provides basic microbiology exposure to agents causing human disease, transmission of disease, prvention and treatment of disease causing microorganisms. All correspondence is electronic.
- Microbiology 429: General Virology - This is the home page for the upper division, general virology course at the University of Arizona. It includes a link to the syllabus/exam schedule, the actual lectures and other course and virology related information.
- Oral Biology 520 - an Oral Microbiology Course for dental students.
- Highlights in the History of Microbiology - by Karen Kiser at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park. This page is a great introduction to the history of microbiology with biographies of Leeuwenhoek, Jenner, and other luminaries.
- Micro 402 Course Material: These notes are overheads used in lectures by Chris Upton
- Microbiology Study Aids for Second Year Students at the College of Medicine, University of Tennessee
- University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Microbiology and Immunology Virtual Lectures in Microbiology and Immunology
- Medical Microbiology at U-Tenn. Includes papovaviruses.
- Raymond Lin's Medical Microbiology
- Dr. Ronald E. Hurlbert of Washington State University has a list of Microbiology Courses and Other Resources available on-line. This is a great resource for Microbiology.
Other Courses and Notes of Interest:
- Syllabus of the History of Medicine by Clifford C. Snyder, M.D.
- Basic Immunology Overview (Multimedia Course) by Prof.V.Klimov. This multimedia course, which is created by clinical immunologist, covers major topics in basic immunology at the elementary level. The interactive manual comprises 70 sections, 30 animations, 50 figures and quiz. In addition, some sections contain links to highlight immunological sites. The multimedia course may become an updated guide in basic immunology ocean for medical and biological students, immunologists and allergists, as well as clinicians-in-training and specialists in life sciences.
Educational Tools and Sites:
- The Virus Trap -- presented by SmithKline Beecham. Take their smart-quiz and see if you can avoid the Virus Trap.
- MacSleuth hunts HIV - MacSleuth Hunts HIV is a new Education package for High School and Junior College instructors for use in Biology, Allied Health and Computer Classrooms. It follows the format of the earlier popular MacSneeze software. MacSleuth is based on a quaint "Sherlock Holmes" type character who by reasoning and skillful strategy hunts down killer viruses; in this case the deadly Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV. Subsequent offerings in the series will include Ebola virus and other potentially deadly Emerging and Reemerging Viruses.
- Infection, the game- - Infection is a new board game about disease and medicine. The game is a lighthearted look at the world of illnesses and treatments.
- Team HIV offers a unique approach to understanding HIV through the use of plain language translations to teach abstract concepts of human biology, virology and immunology. We also provide scientific translations to facilitate learning abstract words. You might enjoy Team HIV's fun and easy approach to learning difficult science.
- Common Cold Kit Release - Common Cold Kit is an Interactive Biology, Virology and Math project for High School and Junior College students based on the common cold virus. Students learn about viral mutation and how respiratory viruses are spread. They construct models of icosahedral viruses. The Kit contains the Deluxe Interactive Color Hypercard stack MacSneeze with many test questions to test critical thinking skills.
General Guides to On-line Courses: