Special Issue "Emerging and Re-Emerging Fish and Shellfish Viruses - Special Issue Dedicated to Dr. James R. Winton"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: diseases of aquatic animals
Interests: fish diseases; innate and adaptive immunity; host-pathogen interaction; vaccine and immunostimulants development; diagnosis of diseases; epidemic survey; pathogenic mechanisms of infectious diseases; environmental impacts on fish health
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|As many of you are aware, Dr. James R. Winton of the United States Geological Service Western Fisheries Research Center, Seattle, Washington has recently retired after a remarkable career in fish health research and management that focused on fish viruses. We, his students, friends, colleagues, and collaborators are assembling this Special Issue on emerging and re-emerging fish and shellfish viruses as a tribute to his outstanding career. Dr. Winton’s remarkable achievements are summarized in his curriculum vitae click here.|
|Emerging and re-emerging fish and shellfish viral infections present a substantial impediment to fishery conservation, sustainability, and farming. What led to the emergence of these serious pathogens? What is the extent of the losses they can cause to the environment and fishery recruitment? What is the best management strategy to control the spread of these viruses and mitigate their effects? These and many more related questions are currently without answers. It is well known, however, that these emerging fish viruses are mostly novel, i.e., were never described, while others have re-emerged in a mutated form, as revealed by deep transcriptome sequencing. Overwhelmed by the current situation, fishery managers and scientists are anxious to decipher the nature of emerging viruses, their reservoirs, modes of transmission, as well as potential targets for drug discovery and vaccine development.|
|We would like to invite you to contribute to Dr. Winton’s Special Issue by submitting a research paper, review article, or short communication that further our understanding of fish and shellfish viruses’ pathogenicity, immunology, epidemiology, improved diagnostics, newly developed vaccines, taxonomy, and host susceptibility.|
Prof. Mohamed Faisal
Dr. Jun Li
Manuscript Submission Information
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- fish and shellfish viruses
- host-pathogen intricacies
- emerging viral infections
- development of novel diagnostic assays
- fish virus immunology
- vaccine development.