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Because the study of viruses matters to all of us. Viral diseases represent some of the most devastating and fearful threats to human health and well-being (e.g., HIV/AIDS, Ebola, SARS, Pandemic Flu). The conquering and eradication of certain viral diseases through vaccination represent some of the greatest achievements in modern biomedical research (Polio, Smallpox). The role of viruses in diseases such as cancer, chronic fatigue, neurological diseases remains underappreciated. The impact of viruses of plants and insects also are underappreciated for how they impact society and the global economy. Viruses have been used as tools for therapeutic applications and probes for understanding fundamental aspects of biological processes in cells. The Institute for Molecular Virology (IMV) seeks to improve the health of the citizens of Minnesota through education, outreach, and research (basic, clinical, translational). The IMV unites virus researchers from across the University of Minnesota in a strategic manner to enhance the mission and goals of the IMV.
To highlight the work being done by IMV researchers, we regularly feature the efforts being made by one of our investigators. This spotlight focuses on Professor Reuben Harris. Read more to discover the advancements they are making in the area of virus research!
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'Wisc-e-sota', a Joint UMN-UW Virology Training Grant Symposium was first held on Friday, Sepbember 20th, 2013 at the Uniiversity of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Cartwright Center. This was the inaugural collaborative symposium of the NIH T32-supported virology training programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Talks and poster sessions were presented by students, postdocs and faculty. The second UMN-UW Virology Training Grant Symposium will be held in the Fall 2014. Details to follow.
The 2014 IMV Symposium will be held on May 12, 2014 and Mark Denison (Vanderbilt) and Bert Semler (UC-Irvine) will be the Keynote Speakers. Click on the link below to register and submit abstracts.
Read about bacteriophage phi 29 and why it matters.
Explore nearly a century's worth of discovery in the field of virology at the University of Minnesota.
"This Week in Virology" from professor Vincent Racaniello.