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Perspectives for the next generation of virus research: spearheading the use of innovative technologies and methodologies

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Science and technology are fundamental to overcoming future challenges and threats to humankind. For example, infectious diseases have emerged and re-emerged as a major global hazard in the early 21st century. This threat has become accepted as one of the most important issues to be tackled by science through ...

Science and technology are fundamental to overcoming future challenges and threats to humankind. For example, infectious diseases have emerged and re-emerged as a major global hazard in the early 21st century. This threat has become accepted as one of the most important issues to be tackled by science through the translation and exchange of innovative ideas and technologies across a range of fields.
Technological innovations have led to a better understanding of ongoing scientific challenges such as those posed by viruses. Our research topic aims to advance the field of virology by promoting cutting-edge technologies and technology convergence that have not been commonly used before. Our goal is that the next generation of virology research will involve fusion with other research fields and will lead to innovative approaches to tackling infectious diseases caused by viruses.
We aim to establish a targeted and accessible database of original research articles, opinions, perspectives, methods and reviews that will highlight the sophisticated and innovative technologies that can be applied to cutting edge virus research. Examples of the technologies that could be catalogued in this novel collection include nanobiosensors, nanopore/nanochannel detectors, micro total analysis systems (µTAS), super resolution microscopy, optical tweezers, phage-display technology, functional proteomics, functional glycomics, trans-omics informatics, peptide-based drug discovery, next-generation sequencing, and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology. We will also welcome articles from researchers that have adopted multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of basic and clinical virology. We aim to shed new light on less established technologies and methods that have the potential to make critical contributions to both microbiology and virus research into the future.


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