100 Years of Virology: The Birth and Growth of a Discipline

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Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 3, 1999 - Medical - 220 pages
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One hundred years ago, when Martinus W. Beijerinck in Delft and Friedrich Loeffler on Riems Island discovered a new class of infectious agents in plants and animals, a new discipline was born. This book, a compilation of papers written by well-recognized scientists, gives an impression of the early days, the pioneer period and the current state of virology. Recent developments and future perspectives of this discipline are sketched against a historic background. With contributions by A. Alcami, D. Baulcombe, F. Brown, L. W. Enquist, H. Feldmann, A. Garcia-Sastre, D. Griffiths, M. C. Horzinek, A. van Kammen, H.-D. Klenk, F. A. Murphy, T. Muster, R. O'Neill, P. Palese, C. Patience, R. Rott, H.- P. Schmiedebach, S. Schneider-Schaulies, G. L. Smith, J. A. Symons, Y. Takeuchi, V. ter Meulen, P. J. W. Venables, V. E. Volchkov, V. A. Volchkova, R. A. Weiss, W. Wittmann, H. Zheng

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Beijerincks contribution to the virus concept an introduction
The Prussian State and microbiological research Friedrich Loeffler and his approach to the invisible virus
The legacy of Friedrich Loeffler the Institute on the Isle of Riems
contribution of German virologists
Importance and impact of veterinary virology in Germany
a synthesis that Martinus Beijerinck might enjoy
veterinary viruses in basic science
Immune modulation by proteins secreted from cells infected by vaccinia virus
a novel vaccine concept for influenza virus
Pathogenic aspects of measles virus infections
The glycoproteins of Marburg and Ebola virus and their potential roles in pathogenesis
ancient and modern
vaccine design past present and future
Viruses and gene silencing in plants
Viroids and the nature of viroid diseases

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CHARLES CALISHER, Ph.D., was at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, and Fort Collins, Colorado for 27 years as Chief of the Arbovirus Reference Branch and Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Arboviruses in the Americas. He is now Professor Emeritus, Arthropod-borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, and a member of the Columbia University, Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health. He has more than 400 scientific publications, some honors, and many experiences.

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