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Summary of the course Application of Viral Techniques and Introduction to Molecular Virology

Course Description This course involves a comprehensive overview of replication, integration and transcription mechanisms both RNA- and DNA-containing viruses of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. It is therefore primarily intended for undergraduate or graduate students already familiar with basic molecular biology. The lectures will focus on regulatory molecular biology mechanisms in order to give the students a broad overview as well as aid them to understand deeper signaling pathway interactions, solve genetic problems and ideate their future projects. This course may meet the needs of advanced undergraduate students with interests in molecular biology and virology. At the same time, it may serve as a refresher course in molecular biology for graduate students willing to explore replication and transcription regulation from different, often extreme angles which in viruses often go beyond basic mechanisms. Furthermore, this course provides a comparative analysis of viral applications in modern biotechnology, neuroscience and medicine which could be useful for students interested in these subjects. This is a typical lecture course in which topics are narrated by the instructor.
Distribution of content Content Hours
Introduction: basic, comparative and evolutionary virology, viral life cycle and medical aspects associated with infections. 2
Replication of DNA-containing viruses with a linear genome. 4
Replication of DNA-containing viruses with a circular genome. 4
Transcription of DNA-containing viruses. 4
Replication and transcription of reverse-transcriptase-containing viruses. 4
Replication and transcription of RNA-containing viruses. 6
Application of viral techniques in biotechnology, neuroscience and medicine 6
Concluding remarks and systematic review. 2