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Bats and Viruses

Eugenia Corrales-Aguilar and Martin Schwemmle present a new book on Bats and Viruses: Current Research and Future Trends
In this multi-authored volume, international experts review the current hot-topics in this field. Chapters have extensive reference sections that should encourage readers to pursue each subject in greater detail. The book opens with an introductory chapter that is followed by six chapters (chapters 2-7) reviewing different important families of bat-borne viruses. The following two chapters (chapters 8-9) focus on the bat immune system. Chapters 9-12 cover in vitro isolation, in vivo models and metagenomics for viral discovery in bats. The book closes with a fascinating look at the special ability of bats to act as reservoirs for so many different types of viruses. This book is an invaluable reference source of timely information for students, virologists, immunologists, medical and veterinary professionals, and scientists working on bat-borne diseases. It is also highly recommended for all university libraries read more ...
Edited by: Eugenia Corrales-Aguilar and Martin Schwemmle
An invaluable reference source for everyone working on bat-borne viruses.

Pathogenic Streptococci

Yuqing Li and Xuedong Zhou present a new book on Pathogenic Streptococci: From Genomics to Systems Biology and Control
This timely review, edited by Yuqing Li and Xuedong Zhou, provides a comprehensive overview of the current knowledge of the most important hot-topics in streptococcal research. Topics covered include: CRISPR-Cas systems; genetic regulation by small RNAs; signal transduction by cyclic dinucleotide second messengers; the VicRK and ComDE two-component systems; mobile genetic elements; regulation of cell division; application of omics and bioinformatics tools; intrageneric and intergeneric interactions by oral streptococci; the hypervirulent M1T1 clone of GAS; Streptococcus suis; adhesion and invasion mechanisms; molecular evolution of pathogenic streptococci; novel antimicrobials; vaccine development. This volume is essential reading for everyone working with streptococci from the PhD student to the experienced scientist, in academia, the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries and for those working in clinical environments read more ...
Edited by: Yuqing Li and Xuedong Zhou
Essential reading for everyone working with streptococci from the PhD student to the experienced scientist.

Pharmaceutical Cleanroom Technology Conference

October 09 - 10, 2019 Pharmaceutical Cleanroom Technology Europe Conference

The Inaugural conference from SMi on Pharmaceutical Cleanroom Technology. Covers the microbiological aspects in cleanroom design and engineering. Aspects that encapsulate cleanroom technology and innovation remain one of the most exciting and rapidly advancing areas in manufacturing sectors to date. In 2025, the global cleanroom technology market is expected to reach nearly billion. Stringent regulatory standards for product approval, technological advancements in cleanrooms, initiatives taken by private organisations to create awareness regarding cleanroom and growth of the healthcare sector globally, are among a few factors expected to drive the market. Pharmaceutical and biologics product development and manufacturing processes carry their progressive complexities, which consequently affect cleanliness requirements and outline of facilities. Compliance with the standards for product approval is very important and as a result manufacturing companies in various industries are dependent on cleanroom technology. Join us along with key opinion leaders from all areas of pharmaceuticals, biologicals, and cleanroom industry experts to explore hot topics within cleanroom design and engineering, best practices and regulation, environmental and contamination control, and pharmaceutical microbiology. Further information

Porcine Viruses review

Excerpt from a book review of Porcine Viruses: From Pathogenesis to Strategies for Control
"This is a well-written book" from Doodys read more ...
Edited by: Hovakim Zakaryan
A comprehensive review of the current knowledge written by prominent scientists.

SUMOylation and Ubiquitination

Van G. Wilson presents a new book on SUMOylation and Ubiquitination: Current and Emerging Concepts
Written by highly respected leaders in their fields under the expert guidance of the editor, this volume covers the principles of ubiquitination and SUMOylation, presents detailed reviews of current and emerging concepts and highlights new advances in all areas of SUMOylation and ubiquitination. Topics of note include: the ubiquitin superfamily, the ubiquitin toolbox, onco viral exploitation of the SUMO system, small molecule modulators of desumoylation, mass spectrometry, global proteomic profiling of SUMO and ubiquitin, biotin-based approaches, genetic screening, SUMOylation networks in humans, targets for ubiquitin ligases, regulation of p53, protein homeostasis, miRNAs, DNA replication, DNA damage response, telomere biology, intracellular trafficking, regulation of angiogenesis, brain ischemia, autophagy, assembly and activity, antiviral defense, HIV infection, amyloid and amyloid-like proteins, plant immunity. This comprehensive and up-to-date book is the definitive reference volume on all aspects of SUMOylation and ubiquitination and is an essential acquisition for anyone involved in this area of biology read more ...
Edited by: Van G. Wilson
Reviews current and emerging concepts on the principles of ubiquitination and SUMOylation and highlights new advances.

Avian Virology

Siba K. Samal presents a new book on Avian Virology: Current Research and Future Trends
This comprehensive book provides a timely update on all of the most important avian viruses: avian influenza virus, infectious bronchitis virus, Newcastle disease virus, infectious bursal disease virus, chicken anemia virus, infectious laryngotracheitis virus, avian adenovirus, Marek's disease virus, avian reovirus, avian pox virus, avian leukosis virus, avian metapneumovirus, and avian paramyxoviruses. The chapters are written by internationally recognized experts from all over the world who have made seminal contributions to their respective field of avian virus research. Each chapter covers the current knowledge on the history, genome organization, viral proteins, genetics, epizootiology, pathogenesis, immunity, diagnosis, prevention and control, and future challenges of these viruses. The book closes with a fascinating chapter that reviews the recent advances on avian immune responses to virus infection. This book is an invaluable reference source of timely information for students, virologists, immunologists, veterinarians, and scientists working on avian diseases. It is also highly recommended for all veterinary school and university libraries read more ...
Edited by: Siba K. Samal
An invaluable reference source for everyone working on avian diseases. It is also highly recommended for all veterinary school and university libraries.
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