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Contributions and lessons learned from virology in contemporary biology Volume 21, issue 5, Septembre-Octobre 2017


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1 Master de biologie des micro-organismes-parcours virologies, promotion Jules Hoffmann, Faculté des sciences de la vie, Université de Strasbourg, 67000 Strasbourg, France
2 Université de Strasbourg, CNRS, IBMP UPR 2357, 67000 Strasbourg, France
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  • Key words: Virology, history of science, teaching, master degree
  • DOI : 10.1684/vir.2017.0710
  • Page(s) : 199-210
  • Published in: 2017

Virology is a young discipline at the origin of discoveries that revolutionized our vision of biology. Often associated to pathological studies, this science raises more fundamental questions and brings molecular tools required for cellular manipulation. If viruses are considered as our enemies, they are used, sometimes as a last attempt, against multidrug resistant bacteria or to treat cancer.