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

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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Infectious diseases are caused by microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites and can spread between individuals. Microorganisms that cause disease are collectively called pathogens. Infectious diseases can be spread from one person to another, for example through contact with bodily fluids, by aerosols (through coughing and sneezing), or via a vector, for example a mosquito.  

Dermatology is the branch of science which offers with the treatment of hair, nails and skin. The ailments associated them are termed as dermatological ailments. It issues each the clinical and surgical features. A dermatologist treats illnesses, in the widest sense, and a few beauty issues of the dermis entails acne is an extended-time period epidermis characterized by areas of blackheads, whiteheads, acne, greasy dermis, and potentially scarring. Skin cancer and malignancy of epithelial cells, Contact dermatitis, Kawasaki syndrome, infection, scars and rashes, Viral skin diseases. Dermatological problems are the intrinsic abnormalities or derangement or abnormal operate related to skin hair and nail (e.G., beginning defects, genetic malfunction).  Dermatopathology

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 3-1Types of Tumour Causing Viruses
  • Track 3-2Mode of action and Replication

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 4-12Hepatitis B and C Viruses
  • Track 4-13Rotavirus

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

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

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

An oncolytic virology is the study of virus that infects and kills cancer cells.They release new infectious virus particles or virions to help destroy the remaining tumour as the infected cancer cells are destroyed by oncolysis

  • Track 10-1Classification of oncolytic Viruses
  • Track 10-2Mechanism of action of oncolytic virus
  • Track 10-3Application of Oncolytic Viruses to Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Track 10-4Clinical Research

Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, viruses, archaea, fungi and protozoa. This discipline includes fundamental research on the biochemistry, physiology, cell biology, ecology, evolution and clinical aspects of microorganisms, including the host response to these agents.

Fungi are everywhere. There are approximately 1.5 million different species of fungi on Earth, but only about 300 of those are known to make people sick. Fungal diseases are often caused by fungi that are common in the environment. Fungi live outdoors in soil and on plants and trees as well as on many indoor surfaces and on human skin. Most fungi are not dangerous, but some types can be harmful to health.

Fungal infections are common in humans and are usually not very serious if they are treated quickly and correctly. Anyone with a weakened immune system may be more likely to contract a fungal infection, as well as anyone who is taking antibiotics.

Bacterial and viral infections have many things in common. Both types of infections are caused by microbes -- bacteria and viruses, respectively -- and spread by things such as Coughing and sneezing, Contact with infected people, Contact with contaminated surfaces, food, and water,Contact with infected creatures, including pets, livestock, and insects such as fleas and ticks.

Infections that are caused by bacteria are treated with antibiotics. There are several different types of antibiotic to treat bacterial infections.

A parasitic disease, also known as parasitosis, is an infectious disease caused or transmitted by a parasite. Many parasites do not cause diseases. Parasitic diseases can affect practically all living organisms, including plants and mammals. The study of parasitic diseases is called parasitology.

Some parasites like Toxoplasma gondii and Plasmodium spp. can cause disease directly, but other organisms can cause disease by the toxins that they produce.

Antibiotics are usually reserved for bacterial infections, because these types of drugs have no effect on illnesses caused by viruses.

Drugs have been developed to treat some, but not all, viruses.

Topical antifungal medications can be used to treat skin or nail infections caused by fungi. Some fungal infections, such as those affecting the lungs or the mucous membranes, can be treated with an oral antifungal. 

Some diseases, including malaria, are caused by tiny parasites. While there are drugs to treat these diseases, some varieties of parasites have developed resistance to the drugs.

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.