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
Our NIH Virology Training Grant trainees Brett Marro, Meg Angelini and Agi Hajduczki presented the progress on their individual research projects:
Brett Marro (Lane Lab) – Utilizing transgenic mice to examine a neuroprotective role for CXCL1 – CXCR2 chemokine signaling during mouse hepatitis virus-induced encephalomyelitis
Meg Angelini (Buchmeier Lab) – The role of nsp3, nsp4, and nsp6 in SARS-Coronavirus double membrane vesicle formation
Agi Hajduczki (Weiss Lab) - In vitro evolution of caveolin ligands
Meg, Brett and Agi
The Society for General Microbiology Spring Conference is taking place in Dublin from March 26 to 29, 2012.
Professor Buchmeier presented in the Viral Zoonoses session, and his talk was entitled Reversing immunology: Engineering Arenavirus vaccines from sequence information.
The SGM provides a common meeting ground for scientists working in research and in fields with applications in microbiology, including medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmaceuticals, numerous industries, agriculture, food, the environment and education. The majority of members are employees of universities, research institutes, health services, government agencies and small to multinational companies.
The Centre for Philosophy of Science of the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon, is pleased to announce the series of conferences “Rethinking Biology and Evolution – New Approaches for the New Century“. This event, taking place along the year of 2012, will have the participation of national and international experts from different fields of biology that will address the most actual questions in biology and evolution and their epistemological implications. Each guest speaker will give an open conference to the public and a more restricted one-day workshop.
The first conference will take place on March 20, at 18h00, in the main auditorium of the Faculty of Science (Build C3, Floor 2), and will be issued by the American virologist Luis P. Villarreal (Center for Virus Reseacrh, University of California at Irvine, USA), entiled “Can viruses make us human? Addiction and the social cooperation as viral“. On March 22 will take place the workshop “Viruses and the Tree of Life: Unending source of self“, designed to professors, researchers and students (PhD, Master or Bachelor).