Luis Villarreal spoke about the following topics during the 2013 International Summer School on Evolution which was organized by the Applied Evolutionary Epistemology Lab in collaboration with Ciência Viva, and held at Ciência Viva’s Pavilion of Knowledge in Lisbon, Portugal:
Types of Viruses
Origin of Viruses
Viruses as Living Organisms
Viruses and the Origin of Life
Cooperation, Retroviruses and Placentas
Viruses and Human Evolution
Neanderthal and Human Interbreeding
Koalas and the Extended Synthesis
On June 7, 2013, our NIH Virology Training Grant trainees Dylan Flather, Brett Marro and Megan Angelini presented the progress on their individual research projects:
Dylan Flather (Semler Lab) – Isolation of RNP complexes associated with poliovirus RNA during replication
Brett Marro (Lane Lab) – A protective role for the chemokine receptor CXCR2 on oligodendrocytes during MHV-induced neuroinflammation
Megan Angelini (Buchmeier Lab) – SARS-Coronavirus nonstructural proteins 3, 4 and 6 induce double membrane vesicles
Dylan, Meg and Brett
Luis P. Villarreal will be presenting during the first plenary session (The complex relationship between viruses and humans) of the XII Spanish National Congress of Virology in Burgos June 9 – 12, 2013.
Luis P. Villarreal presented a talk, Can viruses make us human?, at the Open Conference of the Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon
Two faculty members of the Center for Virus Research, Rozanne Sandri-Goldin and Gregory Weiss, have been made fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. Please follow the link below to read the entire article.
The book, Viruses: Essential Agents of Life, edited by Günther Witzany, has just been published by Springer. Our former director, Luis Villarreal, authored a chapter entitled “The Addiction Module as a Social Force”.
The preface and contents may be viewed by clicking on the link below.
Professor Rozanne Sandri-Goldin, Chair of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and a founding member of the Center for Virus Research at UCI, has been named Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Virology. The Journal of Virology, a publication of the American Society for Virology, is the most prestigious, peer-reviewed virology journal in the world.
Professor Sandri-Goldin, an internationally renowned virologist who studies herpesviruses, had previously served for ten years as a senior Editor for the Journal of Virology. In addition to her many distinguished research and service accomplishments, Professor Sandri-Goldin is a past President of the American Society for Virology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.
Professor Luis Villarreal will be involved in the establishment of an International School of the Interdisciplinary Study of Evolution, funded by the Templeton Foundation, and located at the University of Lisbon, Portugal.
School on Evolution
Applied Evolutionary Epistemology Lab
International Conference on Evolutionary Patterns