Virology lectures

26 November 2009

Each year I teach basic virology to medical, dental, and nursing students here at Columbia University Medical Center. Here are videocasts of my three lectures for 2009: Introduction to Virology I and II, and Viral Pathogenesis.

Introduction to Virology Part I


Download Introduction to Virology Part I (15 MB)

Introduction to Virology Part II

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Download Introduction to Virology Part II (34 MB)

Viral Pathogenesis

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Download Viral Pathogenesis (16 MB)

  • http://www.theflightlessgeek.co.nz/ James Sullivan

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

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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).

  • http://www.virology.ws profvrr

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

  • http://www.virology.ws profvrr

    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!

  • http://www.virology.ws profvrr

    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.

  • http://www.virology.ws profvrr

    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