20 Jun 23 Jun
June 20-23, 2022 - CIBIO-InBIO, Vairão, Portugal (ONLINE)
University of Porto
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HOW ANIMAL VIRUSES WORK? PRINCIPLES AND METHODS FOR THEIR STUDY

HOW ANIMAL VIRUSES WORK? PRINCIPLES AND METHODS FOR THEIR STUDY


From June 20, until June 23, 2022 - BIOPOLIS/ CIBIO-InBIO, Vairão, Portugal (ONLINE)

Viruses are ubiquitous on Earth: they infect all cellular forms, from prokaryotes to eukaryotes. They are important agents of animal and human diseases (e.g. SARS-CoV-2, HIV, FIV, Zika, Avian Influenza, RHDV, etc). Therefore, viruses prevention, detection and treatment, requires the understanding of their nature, replication and infectious process.

In this course we will provide the basics of virology, and analyse the evolutionary theories/mechanisms proposed to explain the different evolutionary patterns observed in animal viruses. Additionally, we will approach host-pathogen co-evolution by providing tools to study both the virus and the host

PROGRAMME:

- A brief overview of viruses (importance, classification, structure, attachment to and entry into cells, replication, etc)

- Outcomes of infection for the host (innate and adaptive immunity)

- Origins and mechanisms of virus evolution

- Molecular epidemiology, phylogeography, and emergence of viruses

- Practical exercises

- Students' presentations

Hours: 24

Additional information:  

The course will be mostly devoted to animal viruses.


SCHEDULE

Schedule: 10:00-13:00; 14:00-17:00


COURSE INSTRUCTORS

Joana Abrantes CIBIO-InBIO | IMED - Immunity and Emerging Diseases
Ana Margarida Lopes CIBIO-InBIO | IMED - Immunity and Emerging Diseases

INTENDED AUDIENCE

The course will be open to a maximum number of 20 participants.


SELECTION CRITERIA

75% of available student slots are reserved for BIODIV students.
 Priority will be given to:
• 1st year and other PhD students attending the BIODIV Doctoral Program;
• PhD students attending other courses;
• Other post-graduate students and researchers.


REGISTRATION

Participation is free of charge for BIODIV students | 65€ (students) | 125€ (other participants). CIBIO-InBIO members will have an additional discount of 20%
.

Please note the rules apply for all BIODIV students


APPLICATIONS DATES

Registration deadline: May 5, 2022
All applicants will be notified about whether they are accepted until May 16, 2022


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