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Virology Departments and Institutes
This is a collection of the web sites of virology departments of universities and research institutes around the world. These pages often contain information on the department, its research interests, academic staff, research groups and teaching as well as pointers to other sites of microbial interest. These sites are listed alphabetically by state, and by country.
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Within the United States
- The Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine is one of the few faculty groups in the country devoted entirely to the study of viruses.
- The Institute of Human Virology (IHV), headed by Dr. Robert C. Gallo, combines the disciplines of basic research, epidemiology, and clinical research toward the discovery of diagnostics and therapeutics in human virology.
- Institute of Molecular Virology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
- 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.
- The Department of Virology and Immunology at the Southwest Foundation for Medical Research, in San Antonio, Texas.
- The Pittsburgh Bacteriophage Institute promotes and coordinates research on bacteriophages locally, nationally, and internationally. Founded in 1993, the Institute grew out of the strengths in bacteriophage research in the Department of Biological Sciences at Pitt as well as in the corresponding department at Carnegie-Mellon University.
- National Cancer Institute's HIV Drug Resistance Program -- Under the direction of Dr. John M. Coffin, the DRP is creating a world-class center for retrovirology research in a highly collaborative environment dedicated purely to research and supported by a wide spectrum of state-of-the-art core facilities. The emphasis of the DRP is on basic and translational research related to genetic diversity and drug resistance.
- The Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology at San Francisco General Hospital, with faculty from the University of California San Francisco.
- Center for Complex Infectious Diseases (CCID) - The primary mission of CCID is to determine the nature, origin, disease associations, modes of transmission, methods of diagnosis and responses to therapy of complex infectious diseases, and to disseminate such information. CCID is currently specializing in the detection and characterization of viruses which have undergone a "stealth" adaptation to avoid elimination by the immune system.
- Institute for Molecular Virology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Viruses being studied at U of W-M include mammalian reovirus, encephalomyocarditis virus, mengovirus, rhinovirus, bacteriophage lambda, brome mosaic virus, cowpea chlorotic mottle virus, poliovirus, baculovirus, and flockhouse virus. Animations and images of viruses solved by cryoelectron microscopy and image reconstruction. Additionally, there are tutorials available along with many links and images.
- The Irvine Research Unit in Animal Virology
(IRU) at the University of California, Irvine, in Virology is the foundation for interdisciplinary and interactive research and communication among campus animal virologists and application of viral based technology to other basic and clinical research problems (such as gene therapy). The Unit emphasizes interactive research and training of both pre- and post-doctoral molecular biologists interested in using the viruses of eucaryotic organisms as subjects for their research efforts.
- The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases - USAMRIID investigates naturally occurring infectious diseases that require special containment, and provides a critical capability to the Army's infectious disease research program as the only DoD laboratory equipped to study highly hazardous viruses at Biosafety Level 4. The Institute also operates a world-renowned reference laboratory for definitive identification of biological threat agents and diagnosis of the diseases they produce.
- Southern Research Institute's Infectious Disease Research Department, is a contract research organization that provide a wide range of research services including anti-infective drug and vaccine discovery, preclinical drug development, and basic research initiatives in microbiology, virology, molecular virology, viral immunology, flow cytometry and tissue culture. SRI's primary focus is to quickly and efficiently provide in vitro and in vivo drug development services that address all of the suggestions required by the Food and Drug Administration for preclinical drug and vaccine development. Their multidisciplinary approach to microbiology research allows the rapid development of technologically current and novel assays that are required to solve the research problems of your drug development program.
- The Macfarlane Burnet Centre for Medical Research is one of Australia's largest virology and communicable disease research institutes.
- Westmead Institutes of Health Research Centre for Virus Research is located in Sydney, Australia. Viruses studied include HIV, Herpes Simplex virus and Cytomegalovirus.
- Sir Albert Sakzewski Virus Research Centre (SASVRC), located in sunny Queensland.
- CSIRO Animal Health is one of twenty-three divisions of Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, and is a national centre for animal health research. The division's major facility is the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), one of the most sophisiticated laboratories in the world for the safe handling of exotic livestock disease agents. The website includes background information, news and issues, and contact details.
- Centre for Equine Virology - A research Centre within the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne concerned with the study, at all levels, viral diseases of horses.
- Nakkuslabor Viroloogia - Laboratory of Infectious Diseases. The virologists of the laboratory study animals virus diseases, their main attention is turned to diagnostics and spread of these diseases. The character of the virus isolates is examined and control of diseases designed.
- IMCB - Microbiology and virology
- The Pasteur Institute in Paris is the premier biomedical research institute in France.
- Institute of Virology, Erasmus University Rotterdam and University Hospital Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
- Department of Virology, Wageningen Agricultural University - The site contains information on staff, e-mail adresses, research topics (different plant viruses,insect viruses), education, links to other sites within the University or of importance for the department.
- Centre for Virology at the University of Bergen, Norway. The Centre of Virology is the largest Norwegian institute for research in Virology.
- Department of Virology at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
- National Institute of Virology, South Africa. The site has information regarding the National Institute for Virology and University of the Witwatersrand Department of Virology, in Johannesburg South Africa. Monthly publications which cover topics of interest to local and international virologists are also included. There are also extra sections "Highlight" which gives a brief overview of problems encountered by medical practicioners as well as the members of the public. Current newsworthy articles and information (ie ebola outbreaks in Johannesburg) are also included and updated as often as possible. Research that is in progress at the Institute is also reviewed.
- The Department of Medical Microbiology at the University of Cape Town Medical Faculty, South Africa. This site includes: EM images of viruses, Molecular Biology Information, Virology lecture notes, and HIV statistics in South Africa.
- International Vaccine Institute, Seoul. Information on the International Vaccine's Institute work in research and development of vaccines for developing countries. Links to vaccine manufacturers and news and sites on vaccines for all diseases.
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