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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Virology - AP320012
Title: Virology
Guaranteed by: Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology (320)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:0
E-Credits: summer s.:0
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
Guarantor: Lipov Jan doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : P320012
Annotation -
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Viruses are subcellular pathogens with long history of interaction with higher organisms as their hosts. The aim of the course is to give students the basic information in the field of virology. Every step of lifecycle of the viruses will be covered as well as transcription strategies and interaction with the cellular machinery. We will also discuss the important human viral pathogens.
Aim of the course -
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The student will receive basic set of information covering taxonomy and structure of the viruses as well as their interaction with the host cell.

Literature -
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Scientific papers and online books from the portfolio of Nature Research, AAAS and others.

Principles of Virology

Flint, Racaniello, Rall, Skalka, Enquist

ASM Press

ISBN-10: 1555819338

Introduction to Modern Virology

Nigel J. Dimmock, Andrew J. Easton, Keith N. Leppard


ISBN: 978-1-119-97810-7

Teaching methods -
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Lectures, professional debate, self-study.

Syllabus -
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Definition of the basic terms, the origin of the viruses

Classification of the viruses

Structure of the viral particle, morfogenesis

Interaction with the host cell - infection

Interaction with the host cell - replication of the genome of DNA and RNA virues I

Interaction with the host cell - replication of the genome of DNA and RNA virues II

Interaction with the host cell - gene expression, assembly of the particles

Interaction with the host organism - immune response, latency, infection

Brief overview of human viral pathogens I

Brief overview of human viral pathogens II

Vaccines and antivirotics, prions

Methods of study of viruses

Course completion requirements -
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Active presence of the student at the lectures.

More then 50% scored in the final test.