Special Issue "State-of-the-Art Virology Research in Croatia"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: MCMV; immunobiology of perinatal CMV infection of CNS; transcriptomic approach to viral disease; viral evasion
Interests: paramyxoviruses; molecular epidemiology; genetic variability; mumps virus
Interests: adenoviral vectors; adenovirus retargeting; integrin; adhesion; adhesome; cell migration; integrin-mediated cancer cell chemoresistance
Croatian scientists actively participate in fundamental studies of different viral pathogens such as herpesviruses, adenoviruses, papillomaviruses, arboviruses, flaviviruses, rotaviruses, hantaviruses, and several others, and are focused on virology, viral immunology, pathogenesis, viral genetic diversity, and evolution. Furthermore, Croatian scientists' research efforts also include developing novel viral and vaccine vectors, intensive investigations of papillomavirus-induced oncogenesis and molecular epidemiology of several human viral pathogens as well as investigations of viral zoonoses and the diversity of plant viruses and subviral pathogens, and their impact on the ecosystems. In addition, Croatia has a scientific center of excellence dedicated towards virology, the Center of Excellence for Viral Immunology and Vaccines, which hosts several research groups at the University of Rijeka and at the University of Zagreb and aims to develop into a vital cornerstone for further development of viral immunology and vaccinology in Croatia. The Center for Excellence's principal activities include studies of basic mechanisms of virus control, viral evasion of the immune response, and the design of effective novel viral vaccines and vaccine vectors. Furthermore, following the emergence of COVID-19 pandemics, significant activity in coronaviruses research, mainly supported through specific calls by the Croatian Science Foundation, is taking place in Croatia as well. This Special Issue aims to provide an overview of research in virology and viral pathogenesis within the country, and we invite colleagues to contribute reviews or original research articles related to their research.
Prof. Dr. Stipan Jonjić
Dr. Dubravko Forčić
Dr. Andreja Ambriović-Ristov
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- human, animal and plant viruses
- viral evolution and genetics
- viral entry, assembly and release
- viral pathogenesis
- viral vectors
- virus and host cell interaction
- immune response to viruses and viral immunoevasion
- viral diagnostics, therapy and interventions