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Special Issue "Physical Virology - Viruses at Multiple Levels of Complexity"
A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915). This special issue belongs to the section "General Virology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 July 2023 | Viewed by 10532
Special Issue Editors
Interests: statistical mechanics and condensed matter physics of virus assembly
Interests: physical principles controlling control assembly and dynamical organization of viruses
Interests: norovirus assembly and entry; coronaviral replication/transcription complexes; structural mass spectrometry; single particle imaging with X-ray free-electron lasers
Special Issue Information
Viral infections involve processes from atomic-scale regulation of ionic transport, to macromolecular self-assembly and membrane budding, to global epidemiology. Physical virology studies these processes as a paradigm for the intersection of fundamental physical laws and emergent biological function. Thus, diverse disciplines are relevant to physical virology, and the field is unique for its simultaneous focus on fundamental and applied aspects of virology. This Special Issue will present works by researchers with scientific expertise in virology, chemistry, material science, mathematics, physics, and engineering who share a common desire to (1) understand the biophysical mechanisms that enable and regulate viral lifecycles, (2) use this knowledge to develop and engineer novel nanotechnology platforms based on viral particles or other self-assembling structures, with applications including biomimetic materials and optoelectronics, and (3) broaden physical virology to leverage recent advances in cell biology and protein design. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for these cross-disciplinary approaches to understand viral biology, predict their global spread and impact, and generate the fundamental knowledge that provides the foundation for the development of new treatments.
Dr. Roya Zandi
Dr. Michael F. Hagan
Dr. Charlotte Uetrecht
Manuscript Submission Information
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- virus assembly and disassembly
- virus dynamics and mechanics
- biomaterials and virus-inspired designs
- cargo encapsidation and release
- membraneous compartments
- interaction networks
- evolution and vaccines