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11th World Congress on Virology and Mycology, will be organized around the theme “A New Journey Inquest of Virology and Mycology”

Virology Asia 2018 is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on latest cutting edge research designed to offer comprehensive global discussions that address current issues in Virology Asia 2018

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Viruses are small foreign particles which causes replication only inside the living cells of other organisms. Virus affects all types of living organisms, including animals, plants & microorganisms, and lastly to bacteria’s. They act as a media for transferring genes between different species. Viruses are classified into different types. Generally virology deals with the study of infectious agents such as Virulence, Viruses, Viral Taxonomy, Viral Cultures and Genetics. It is a significant part of both microbiology and pathology. Virology is a part of applied sciences.

  • Track 1-1Classification of viruses
  • Track 1-2Viral culture
  • Track 1-3Viral replication and Pathogenesis
  • Track 1-4Endotoxins and Exotoxins
  • Track 1-5Viral latency and Virulence factors

Infections that are prepared to do specifically or in a roundabout way actuating tumor arrangement. Coordinate tumor development may come about because of vaccination of living cells with tumorigenic infections. Tumor development may come because of the impact of the infection on typical cells that are changed into tumor cells.Viruses play a role in the development of cancer due to the genetic changes. The viruses and cancer are known as tumour viruses or oncogenic viruses. The frequency of human cancer can be reduced vaccinating against the viruses or therapeutically by testing the infections.

  • Track 2-1Classification of viruses
  • Track 2-2Small DNA tumor viruses
  • Track 2-3Human oncoviruses
  • Track 2-4Human papilloma virus
  • Track 2-5Influenza vaccines: latest update
  • Track 2-6Kaposi‚Äôs sarcoma-associated herpesvirus
  • Track 2-7Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV)
  • Track 2-8Epstein-barr virus
  • Track 2-9Hepatitis B and C viruses

Viral epidemiology is the study of viral disease transmission in population over time. Host, infection and natural variables are checked to decide the flow of viral diseases, a definitive objective of which is to devise mediation techniques. The research is going on molecular epidemiology and evolution of major human pathogens – influenza A, B&C, Human immunodeficiency virus(HIV),Hepatitis virus C (HCV),Dengue Virus, West Nile Virus.

  • Track 3-1Overview of microbiology
  • Track 3-2Molecular epidemiology of infectious disease
  • Track 3-3Case-control studies
  • Track 3-4Disease eradication
  • Track 3-5 Infectious disease

Deadly viruses caused due to the viruses which are tiny germs that invade into the living organisms and normal cells and by using those cells multiply and produce viruses like themselves. They can cause damage; make changes in the cell can make us sick or can kill us. Viruses can attack different cells in or body like liver, Respiratory system, or blood. Few examples of some deadly viral diseases are Ebola, H5N1bird Flue, Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, and Spanish Flue, Rabies, HIV, West Nile Virus etc. There are antiviral medicines to treat viral infection. Vaccines can prevent us from viral infection.

  • Track 4-1Ebola
  • Track 4-2H5N1 bird flue
  • Track 4-3Crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever
  • Track 4-4Spanish flue
  • Track 4-5Rabies
  • Track 4-6HIV
  • Track 4-7West Nile virus
  • Track 4-8Marburg virus
  • Track 4-9Zika virus
  • Track 4-10Hantavirus
  • Track 4-11Influenza
  • Track 4-12Rotavirus

Neuro Virology mainly focuses on the viruses which infects the nervous system and to trace neuroanatomical pathway by using viruses for gene therapy and to eliminate the harmful populations of neural cells. Viruses infects the Nervous system because Neurons lack molecules which are necessary to present viral cells on the surface to killer cell and provides a safe house for the viruses to replicate. Viruses can persist for host’s lifetime if once it gets into the hosts neuron.Clinical virology characterises or isolates the viruses which are responsible for human pathologies by direct or indirect ways. Example of some tests to identify the viruses responsible for infection in humans are Influenza A RNA detection, HCV genotyping, BK virus DNA quantitation, HIV integrase inhibitor resistance testing.

  • Track 5-1Clinical pathology
  • Track 5-2Principles of pathology
  • Track 5-3Transfusion medicine
  • Track 5-4Vaccines & Antivirals
  • Track 5-5Neuroscience
  • Track 5-6Molecular biology
  • Track 5-7Neuroimaging

On a molecular level the study of viruses are known as Molecular Virology. Viruses have large biological diversity as it successfully infect and parasitize plants animals and microorganisms. They can effectively contaminate and parasitize a wide range of life structures from microorganisms to plants and animals and therefore viruses have more biological diversities than bacterial, plant, and creature kingdoms combined. Studying these differences is the key to a better understanding of how infections interact with their hosts, duplicate inside them, and cause diseases.            

  • Track 6-1Viral Replication
  • Track 6-2Viral Pathogenesis
  • Track 6-3Molecular genetics of Viruses
  • Track 6-4Molecular virology techniques
  • Track 6-5Diagnostic methods in virology
  • Track 6-6Treatment & Prevention

Pediatric virology is not an isolated technique it is a disorder related with viral contamination which are altered by the novel qualities of earliest stages and adolescence. Luckily for the pediatrician, and absolutely for youngsters, viral diseases in youth are once in a while deadly, and are never genuine. Future endeavours of the pediatrician and virologist ought to be coordinated toward expanded fatal rescue as with rubella and the counteractive action of serious, viral lower respiratory tract ailment.

  • Track 7-1Respiratory disease of viral etiology
  • Track 7-2Viral respiratory disease in children
  • Track 7-3Viral infections of the fetus and Newborn
  • Track 7-4Parainfluenza viruse

Immunology is the branch of biomedical sciences that covers all aspects of the immune system in all multicellular organisms such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi, and also parasitic organisms, such as helminth worms. Cell signalling is part of a complex system of communication that administers basic cellular activities and coordinates cell activities. A Neutralizing antibody is an antibody which safeguards a cell from an antigen or infectious body by inhibiting or neutralizing any effect it has biologically. Cell-mediated immunity is an immune response that does not involve antibodies, but rather involves the activation of phagocytes, antigen-specific cytotoxic T-lymphocytes, and the release of various cytokines in response to an antigen.

  • Track 8-1Tumor immunology
  • Track 8-2Immunology of infectious diseases
  • Track 8-3Autoimmunity
  • Track 8-4Developmental immunology
  • Track 8-5Immunology of barrier surfaces
  • Track 8-6Transplantation immunology
  • Track 8-7Immunodeficiency
  • Track 8-8Diagnostic immunology
  • Track 8-9Immunotherapy
  • Track 8-10Adjuvants and cell-based immunity

Retrovirology is the virology concerned with the study of retroviruses. Retroviruses are found more in animals. For example avian, murine and primate retroviruses are found in animals whereas HIV, human T-cell leukemia virus and HTLV these are the human immunodeficiency virus. HTLV-1 is the originating agent for adult T-cell leukemia whereas HIV causes AIDS.

  • Track 9-1Types of retroviruses
  • Track 9-2Retroviral diseases
  • Track 9-3Causes of retroviral diseases
  • Track 9-4New antiretroviral agents
  • Track 9-5Antiretroviral therapy

Agriculture and Plant virology deals with the cyclic development of  viral disease within plant. Transgenic plants are genetically modified using recombinant DNA technique to create plants with new characteristics. Brome Mosaic Virus- a small icosahedral positive stranded RNA plant virus which is found where wheat and barley is grown. Tobacco-mosaic virus- is a single stranded RNA virus that causes mottling and discolouration of tobacco leaves. Cucumber mosaic virus-are the plant pathogenic virus that occurs in cucumber and tomato plants. Alfalfa mosaic virus- is a phytopathogen that leads to yellow mosaics and necrosis on commercially important crops such as peas, lentils, clovers. Rice Stripe Virus- is a RNA plant pathogen that infects plants such as wheat, corn and rice.

  • Track 10-1Plant viruses
  • Track 10-2Viral Vector Biology and Transmission
  • Track 10-3Horticulture and Crop Science
  • Track 10-4Host factors involved in virus multiplication
  • Track 10-5Plant virus epidemiology, ecology and evolutioe
  • Track 10-6Vegetable viruses
  • Track 10-7Wheat & Rice viruses
  • Track 10-8Grape wine leaf rolls disease
  • Track 10-9Tobacco virus
  • Track 10-10Sub Viral Agents
  • Track 10-11Genome Organization & Replication

Veterinary virology is the branch of veterinary medicine. It is the study of the viruses in non-human animals. Research in virology and veterinary virology studies the pathogenicity, diagnostic ,identification ,epidemiology and immune responses to a range of viral pathogens for example-Japanese encephalitis virus, HIV, respiratory syncytial virus, cytomegalovirus and other herpes viruses , chicken metapneumovirus, feline calicivirus and Schmallenberg virus. Techniques used include: diagnostic identification methods, flow cytometry, ELISA, epidemiology, PCR and transcriptomic and genomic technologies, including metagenomics, resequencing and genotyping cell separation, proteomics and infection models.

  • Track 11-1Animal Viruses
  • Track 11-2Foot & Mouth disease Virus
  • Track 11-3Virus Replication
  • Track 11-4Vaccines
  • Track 11-5Pathogenesis of Respiratory Viruses

Current research in virology includes the investigation of mechanism of HIV replication and pathogenesis .Diseases such as prion diseases, Alzheimer's disease and HIV-1-associated dementia. Other research involves chronic and latent infections caused by viruses such as Epstein-Barr and Kaposi's sarcoma associated herpes virus and herpes simplex. Researcher are also studying viral host interactions along with the mechanism of viral induced cellular transformation.

  • Track 12-1Viral genomic research
  • Track 12-2Bioinformatics of viruses

Mycology is the branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi, including their biochemical properties and genetic characteristic and their use to humans as a source medicine, food, and entheogens, as well as their dangers, such as poisoning or infection. Many fungi produce antibiotics, toxins and other secondary metabolites. Fungi have recently helped to produce other important drugs. cyclosporin, an anti-rejection substance that has helped in the development of organ-transplant surgery over the last few years.

  • Track 13-1Myclogy
  • Track 13-2Fungal pathogens
  • Track 13-3Fungal infections
  • Track 13-4Pharmacology and antifungal susceptibilities
  • Track 13-5Vaccines for prevention of fungal infections
  • Track 13-6Molecular biology of pathogenic fungi

Mycotoxins are the secondary metabolites of fungi that have the capacity to impair animal health and productivity. Mycotoxins are a kind of pharmacologically active mold metabolites produced in specific way. , mycotoxins have no biochemical significance on fungal growth. They may develop a defence system against microorganisms, nematodes, animals and humans. Mycotoxin is used to describe pharmacologically active mold metabolites defined by vertebrate toxicity. Mycotoxins enter the body via ingestion of contaminated foods, but retention of toxigenic spores and direct dermal contact are also important routes.

Mushroom is a spore- bearing fleshy fruiting body of a fungus which grows above ground on soil or on its food source. Spore is the supreme microscopic feature for identification of mushrooms. Mushrooms are low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol-free, gluten-free, and very low in sodium, yet they provide important nutrients, including selenium, potassium (8%), riboflavin, niacin, vitamin D and more.

  • Track 14-1Toxicology and human health
  • Track 14-2Aflatoxins
  • Track 14-3Citrinin
  • Track 14-4Ergot alkaloids
  • Track 14-5Fumonisins
  • Track 14-6Ochratoxin
  • Track 14-7Edible and toxic mushrooms
  • Track 14-8Medicinal mushrooms
  • Track 14-9Psychoactive mushrooms
  • Track 14-10Mushroom production technology

Fungal infections can present clinically in three general manners. Cutaneous presentation includes dermatophyte infections as well as more superficial manifestations seen in pityriasis versicolor. Subcutaneous infections, such as sporotrichosis, often result from traumatic inoculation of the responsible organism into the skin whereas Systemic mycoses usually follow inhalation and are subsequent to primary pulmonary infections.

A chest radiograph is useful in detecting most pulmonary fungal infections. In other cases a biopsy is required as is the use of special strains in order to visualize the responsible fungi.

  • Track 15-1Fungal infections
  • Track 15-2Pathogenic Fungi
  • Track 15-3Enzymes and their types
  • Track 15-4Source of Fungus
  • Track 15-5Fungi associated with human and animal disease
  • Track 15-6Vaccines for prevention of fungal infections
  • Track 15-7Molecular biology of pathogenic fungi

Fungi have been utilized for thousands of years and their importance in agriculture, medicine, food production and the environmental sciences is well known. Applied Mycology brings together a range of contribution. Applied mycology is a collective of mushroom enthusiasts who are trying to enrich the environment and the community through the cultivation and application of fungi, plants and bacteria to the problems facing the environment and humanity.

  • Track 16-1Marine mycotechnology
  • Track 16-2Fungal metabolites
  • Track 16-3Fungal use in control of pests and pathogens
  • Track 16-4Fungal leaching
  • Track 16-5Mushrooms and its Classification
  • Track 16-6Mushroom Production and morphology
  • Track 16-7Yeast and synthetic biology
  • Track 16-8Direct Identification of Mycological Species

Veterinary mycology is a branch deals with identification of veterinary fungi, pathophysiology and diagnosis of fungal infections, pharmacodynamics of antifungals in animals, epidemiology of animal mycoses, eradication and vaccine development against invasive veterinary fungal infections.

  • Track 17-1Mycology and its classification
  • Track 17-2Dermatophytosis
  • Track 17-3Blastomycosis
  • Track 17-4Histoplasmosis
  • Track 17-5Sporotrichosis
  • Track 17-6Coccidioidomycosis
  • Track 17-7 Sporotrichosis
  • Track 17-8Aspergillosis
  • Track 17-9Penicilliosis
  • Track 17-10Candidiasis
  • Track 17-11Zygomycosis

Mycology is the division of biology concerned with the study of fungi, including their genetic and biochemical properties, their taxonomy and their utilization to humans as a source for tinder, medicine and food. A biologist specializing in mycology is called a mycologist. Fungi are found in almost all types of environments and can be highly beneficial. They help to decompose organisms, they are great sources for antibiotics, and they serve as food. However, some fungi can be harmful and poisonous. Therefore, mycology is necessary to fully understand the properties and suitable uses of mushrooms.

Ecology study of interactions among organisms and their environment. Ecologists seek to explain: Life processes, interactions, and adaptations, The movement of materials and energy through living communities, The successional, development of ecosystem, The abundance and distribution of organisms and biodiversity in the context of the environment.

  • Track 18-1Population dynamics, adaptation and evolution
  • Track 18-2Role in ecosystem functioning
  • Track 18-3Nutrient cycling, decomposition and carbon allocation
  • Track 18-4Eco-physiology
  • Track 18-5Fungus-plant (pathogens, mycorrhizas, lichens, endophytes)
  • Track 18-6General concept on mycology

Mycotoxicosis is the term used for poisoning associated with exposures to Mycotoxins. The symptoms of mycotoxicosis depend on the type of Mycotoxins; the concentration and length of exposure; as well as age, health, and sex of the exposed individual. Mycoses are a fungal infection of animals, including humans. Mycoses are common and a variety of environmental and physiological conditions can contribute to the development of fungal diseases. Inhalation of fungal spores or localized colonization of the skin may initiate persistent infections; therefore, mycoses often start in the lungs or on the skin. 

  • Track 19-1Mycoses and Mycotoxicoses
  • Track 19-2Definitions, etymology, and general principles
  • Track 19-3Types of mycoses
  • Track 19-4Mould
  • Track 19-5Types of mould
  • Track 19-6What health effects or symptoms are caused by mould
  • Track 19-7The most Common Mould Species that are found Indoors

Mycoscience extend from scientific fields as systematics, evolution, phylogeny, morphology, ecology, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology, to agricultural, medical, and industrial applications. Mycology is the division of biology concerned with the study of fungi, including their genetic and biochemical properties, their taxonomy and their utilization to humans as a source for tinder, medicine and food.

  • Track 20-1Impact factors of mycoscience
  • Track 20-2Mycological progress