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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Contents

Beijerincks contribution to the virus concept an introduction
1
The Prussian State and microbiological research Friedrich Loeffler and his approach to the invisible virus
9
The legacy of Friedrich Loeffler the Institute on the Isle of Riems
25
contribution of German virologists
43
Importance and impact of veterinary virology in Germany
63
a synthesis that Martinus Beijerinck might enjoy
73
veterinary viruses in basic science
87
Immune modulation by proteins secreted from cells infected by vaccinia virus
111
a novel vaccine concept for influenza virus
131
Pathogenic aspects of measles virus infections
139
The glycoproteins of Marburg and Ebola virus and their potential roles in pathogenesis
159
ancient and modern
171
vaccine design past present and future
179
Viruses and gene silencing in plants
189
Viroids and the nature of viroid diseases
203
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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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