|Module title||Principles Of Medical Virology|
|Module lecturer||prof. UAM dr hab. Julia Łucja Durzyńska, prof. UAM dr hab. Robert Nawrot, dr hab. Justyna Broniarczyk|
|Lecturer position||profesor uczelni (associate professor)|
|Faculty||Faculty of Biology|
Module aim (aims)
- To familiarize the students with the properties of virus particles and the structure and complexity of virus genomes.
- To familiarize with viral pathogenesis, virus-related diseases, and patterns of infection
- To explain virus transformation and oncogenesis.
- To familiarize with the pathology of prion diseases.
- To familiarize with prevention and therapy of virus infection.
- To discuss the future viral therapies, benefits, hopes, and threats in biotechnology and medicine.
- To familiarize students with safety rules in the laboratory of virology.
Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)
Students should be familiar with the structure and biochemistry of eukaryotic (human) cells.
Week 1: The properties of virus particles (capsid symmetry and virus architecture, virus receptors, recognition, and binding).
Week 2: The structure and complexity of virus genomes (replication strategies, expression processing of viral or cellular pre-mRNA, RNA interference, epigenetics, the diversity of viral translation strategies, packing of the viral genome, virion maturation, release, and spread of virion).
Week 3: Virus-related diseases. Viral pathogenesis (infection of populations, viral virulence, cellular defenses, viruses, and apoptosis).
Week 4: Patterns of infection (acute infections, persistent infections, latent infections, abortive infections, transforming infections).
Week 5: Transformation and oncogenesis.
Week 6: Prevention and therapy of virus infection (vaccines and antiviral agents)
Week 7: Viruses and the future (new and emergent viruses, zoonoses, bioterrorism, virotherapy, viruses for gene delivery, viruses and nanotechnology, viruses and biosphere).
Week 1: Identification of HPV viruses DNA using PCR method.
Week 2: Detection of Epstein-Barr virus using the ELISA assay. Biosafety levels in virology labs.
Week 3: Pseudovirus (PsV) technology as a tool to monitor HPV infection in different cell lines.
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