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April 17, 2020
Today, the word ‘coronavirus’ has become a part of everyone’s daily vocabulary. It’s difficult to believe that 60 years ago the very existence of these viruses was disputed by experts, with the first images of coronavirus written off as badly imaged influenza. Now, as the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 continues to change the world as we know it, the history of coronaviruses is being revisited.
April 6, 2020
This month, Professor Alain Kohl was announced as the new Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of General Virology (JGV). We asked Alain some questions to find out a little more about his interests and his new role on the JGV Editorial Board.
Microbiology Society journal prizes: the Asian Conference on Transcription and the International Calcivirus Conference
March 23, 2020
Each year, the Microbiology Society’s journals sponsor a number of prizes at various conferences around the world. Here, we speak with some of the winners of prizes presented at the Asian Conference on Transcription and the International Calcivirus Conference.
October 28, 2019
On 26 September 2019, the Journal of General Virology (JGV) hosted a one day symposium at the University of Leeds. As well as supporting the Microbiology Society by carrying out editorial duties, Editors of JGV maintain active research laboratories. The symposium was an opportunity to showcase the breadth of virology research represented by the Journal as well as providing networking opportunities for virologists. Here, Microbiology Society Champion Lee Sherry discusses his experience of the day.
Keeping up with virus taxonomy: rod-shaped viruses, cancer-associated viruses and viruses that infect archaea
October 15, 2019
Continuing the ‘Keeping up with virus taxonomy’ blog series, in this post we look at the viruses that infect archaea that thrive in some of the most hostile environments on Earth, viruses that keep crop pest populations under control and a virus that has been linked to cancer in raccoons.
October 7, 2019
This year, the Microbiology Society’s journals will be sponsoring oral and poster prizes at conferences and meetings around the world. We will be getting to know a little more about the winners and their research.
September 12, 2019
With support from the Journal of General Virology (JGV) Joaquín Manzo attended the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) DNA Tumour Virus Meeting. Joaquín was able to attend the event thanks through a young researchers' bursary. Here, he reports on his experience at the event.
August 28, 2019
The Annual Meetings of the American Society for Virology aim to promote discussion and collaboration among scientists active in all aspects of virology. The Journal of General Virology sponsored the Ann Palmenberg Junior Investigator Award at the 38th Annual Meeting, held at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis 20–24 July 2019. We spoke to the winner of the award; Zongdi Feng.