Twenty-five lectures in virology

Virology lecturesHave you always wanted to better understand viruses, but did not know where to start? I have the solution for you – my undergraduate virology course. The 2016 version has just ended, and all the lectures are available as videos, either on YouTube or here at virology blog (where you can also find lecture slides and study questions).

It will take some time for you to watch all the videos – each is about 70 minutes long – but the effort will be worth it. In the end you will know more virology than most of the world. With new viruses emerging annually, don’t you want to understand how they work? Go ahead, dive in.

Lecture 1: What is a virus?
Lecture 2: The infectious cycle
Lecture 3: Genomes and genetics
Lecture 4: Structure
Lecture 5: Attachment and entry
Lecture 6: RNA directed RNA synthesis
Lecture 7: Transcription and RNA processing
Lecture 8: DNA replication
Lecture 9: Reverse transcription and integration
Lecture 10: Translation
Lecture 11: Assembly
Lecture 12: Infection basics
Lecture 13: Intrinsic and innate defenses
Lecture 14: Adaptive immunity
Lecture 15: Mechanisms of pathogenesis
Lecture 16: Acute infections
Lecture 17: Persistent infections
Lecture 18: Transformation and oncogenesis
Lecture 19: Vaccines
Lecture 20: Antivirals
Lecture 21: Evolution
Lecture 22: Emerging viruses
Lecture 23: Unusual infectious agents
Lecture 24: HIV and AIDS
Lecture 25: Viral gene therapy

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  • Paleocena 23 July 2016, 8:28 am

    Thank you. It would be great if you would re-offer these in a form of a new/old online course? Perhaps this time through EdX.org platform, as Columbia University had switched there anyway. The old one from 2014 on Coursera was good enough, but it has been removed, as well as many other courses from that period.

  • profvrr 28 July 2016, 3:38 pm

    I will be revising my Coursera courses, virology I and II, based on these new lectures, in the fall of 2016.

  • Adrian Thomson 29 July 2016, 7:53 am

    That is good to know. Your lectures and podcasts help me keep up to date on virology.
    What I liked about the Coursera course was the ability to interact through the forums with others taking the course.