A new class is starting at virology blog: Virology 101.
I began this blog in 2004, to give back what I’ve learned from studying viruses for 30+ years. I’ve written many posts on basic virology, but they tend to disappear with time. To remedy this problem, I’ve collected all these posts with links back to the original article, arranged by topic. They are typically short and easy to read; if you start from the top, soon you will have a good basic understanding of virology.
I’ve also included relevant episodes of the podcast TWiV, where we discuss basic virology about once a month.
For the more adventurous, see the video podcasts from my Columbia University virology course, W3310. This course is taught in the spring semester each year. I’ve also included some of my other lectures to medical and undergraduate students.
If you are specifically interested in influenza virus, there is always Influenza 101.
Class will always be in session: there is much more to come.
With this virology course you also get access to a virology professor. If you have any questions, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basic Background Information
Measurement (also see the virology toolbox)
Attachment and Entry into Cells
Nucleic Acid Synthesis
Processing viral RNA (TWiV 216)
Pathogenesis and Immunity
Prevention and Control
Evolution and Emergence
Topics that don’t fit anywhere else