Calling all virologists - important events in virology needed!
August 15, 2014 7:16 AM Subscribe
I'm preparing a timeline of important virology-related events for work. We have some HIV-related and some bacteriophage-related material as well as some cancer-related stuff and some "greatest hits" (x-ray diffraction patterns, transduction, discovery of interferon). I'd like to expand our timeline to cover more diverse kinds of virology-related stuff.
posted by Frowner to Science & Nature (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
So basically, tell me what you think of as the important events in virology - what's considered key in your area of study. What are key discoveries or events?
I'm also interested in the social side - international research, women virologists, virologists of color - and in the epidemiological/public health side of things. So it would be appropriate to include, for example, protests over access to treatment, or particular social concerns about the spread of a disease.
And we're a little bit short on "important things that have happened since 2002".
I made a timeline some years ago which is pretty hit-and-miss (and has a terrible, terrible selection of important non-virology events alongside it - I'm older and wiser now and will update this). I'd like to make a better one.
We use the timeline or parts of it on the web and on posters - it's not quite at the Formal Official Highly Serious level, but it needs to be as good as I can get it. There is space for fun stuff, if you can think of fun virology stuff.
I am not myself a virologist, so basically what I know about virology is almost entirely derived from researching version one of the timeline. Thus, it's really easy for me to miss out on whole important aspects.
Thanks very much for your help!