Virology lectures

Each year I teach basic virology to medical, dental, and nursing students here at Columbia University Medical Center. You can find all the lecture videos, slides, and readings here at virology blog: virology.ws/course.

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  • Thank you for that Dr Racniello. I'll be watching those tomorrow. 😀 Should be fun.

  • Thanks for sharing Prof. Racaniello. I posted this on my blog so I think you should expect some Dutch viewers.

    greetings Crypto

  • Thanks for sharing Prof. Racaniello. I posted this on my blog so I think you should expect some Dutch viewers.

    greetings Crypto

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  • David Loria

    Thanks. Just a comment, you mentioned that circular genomes are exclusive of viruses (8:08 min of Intro to Virology II lecture).

  • Thanks! I particularly like “basiscursus virologie voor dummies”.

  • Thanks for pointing that out. What I meant to say is that the
    chromosomal/nuclear DNA of mammals is not circular; but of course
    there are other circular DNAs in many places.

  • Erik Carter

    These videos are fascinating. I'm going to try and go through this whole virology “course” here, hopefully it'll give me an advantage when I actually take Virology-related courses later in college.
    I wish you could talk at one of my university's Pathobiology Seminars about your poliovirus research. I would mark that day on my calender, for sure.
    ~Erik

  • Erik Carter

    These videos are fascinating. I'm going to try and go through this whole virology “course” here, hopefully it'll give me an advantage when I actually take Virology-related courses later in college.
    I wish you could talk at one of my university's Pathobiology Seminars about your poliovirus research. I would mark that day on my calender, for sure.
    ~Erik

  • Gyapong

    great lecture !

  • Jenning1567

    ” The study of virus, above all other fields of science, is one in which complexity is used to disguise the truth or to evade the truth, not to reveal it.”

  • E.L.

    great lecture! I’ve sat for 6 hours of virology lectures this semester and have learned more through just the first part of your lecture!…my lecturer should learn from this!..can’t wait to watch the rest!

  • You can find all the remaining virology lectures from last year at
    http://microbiology.columbia.edu/W3310_2010.html.

  • Slim

    Very good lecture, I’ve watched the 1st part yet and I find it very interesting. But there’s one thing that I didn’t understand, what do you mean by “Most viral genomes do not encode protein synthesis machinery”. Thank’s great professor.

  • The host translation machinery consists of ribosomes, tRNAs,
    initiation, elongation, and termination proteins, and aminoacyl-tRNA
    synthetases. No viral genome encodes a complete translation system.
    Some viral genomes (large DNA viruses) encode parts of it, such as
    aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases.

  • Alicia

    Dear Profvrr, Great lecture for this viral host!  A bit over my head due to the massive amounts of information.  Hopefully after review more will stick to this ME/CFS patient.  Thanks you, AJB

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  • Ollie

    I’ve enjoyes you’re lectures professor. I have learnt soo much from these videos so thankyou. You have definately inspired me to become a virologist. So thankyou!

  • Jingzhu

    ohhh

  • Eve

    Hi are these videos still available? I did a quick search in youtube since I can’t get them to load from here but I could only see your newer ones. I’m looking for a brief overview and the your courses on youtube are a bit too in depth for me.

  • momo214

    Hello All, Did anyone have a hard time viewing these videos. If so can you tell me how you were able to get it to work. I tried two different browsers and still doesnt want to play for me.

  • I update the lecture videos each year at virology.ws/course

  • I’ve updated the link to virology.ws/course, where the lectures are updated every year.