MIMM 466 Viral Pathogenesis and Host Defences


A study of the biological and molecular aspects of viral pathogenesis with emphasis on the human pathogenic viruses including the retrovirus HIV; herpes viruses; hepatitis viruses; viral respiratory infections; viral diarrhea; viral haematological diseases; new emerging human viral diseases. These viruses will be discussed in terms of virus multiplication, gene expression, virus-induced cytopathic effects and host immune responses to infection. Therapies against and with viruses will also be covered.

3 credits - Winter Term
Pre-requisites: Biology of Microorganisms MIMM 211, Immunology MIMM 314, Fundamental Virology MIMM 324

Course Coordinator

Dr. Chen Liang
Lady Davis Institute, Room 326
3775 Cote-Ste-Catherine Road
Tel: 514-340-8260
Fax: (514) 340-75327
chen.liang [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Course Co-coordinators

Dr. D.J. Briedis
Duff Medical Building               
Room 510                                 
Tel: (514) 398-3925                 
Fax: (514) 398-7052                 
dalius.briedis [at] mcgill.ca (Email)dalius.briedis [at] mcgill.ca (  )

Dr. A. Gatignol
Lady Davis Institute, Room F-523               
3755 Cote-Ste-Catherine Road                                
Tel: (514) 340-8222, ext. 5284              
Fax: (514) 340-7576              
anne.gatignol [at] mcgill.ca (Email) 

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