Decoding Virology: Insights from the virus-host co-evolutionary arms race

Oriel College

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Decoding Virology: Insights from the virus-host co-evolutionary arms race

  • Host University

    Oriel College

  • Location

    Oxford, England

  • Area of Study

    Global Health, Health Science, Public Health

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course will delve into the fundamentals of virology, immunology and cell biology to provide insights on how viruses cause disease, and what we can do about it. Participants will gain an understanding on how viruses and hosts interact and evolve over time, the principles of emergence of new viral variants, their impact on host immune responses and how medical interventions can be developed to target them. Through lectures and case studies, students will examine current research and development in the field of virology, and its implication in vaccine and drug development. This course therefore aims to provide a comprehensive overview of this field, offering students a unique perspective on the emergence of viruses and their ability to cause outbreaks. 


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