Encyclopedia of Virology Plus (Stand-Alone Version)

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9780120001033: Encyclopedia of Virology Plus (Stand-Alone Version)

The print version of the Encyclopedia of Virology, published in March 1994, is one of Academic Press' finest achievements, receiving excellent reviews and recognition in the field. The CD-ROM version will contain many enhanced features, including structural photographs and diagrams cross-referenced to the text, a new section of high-resolution, color coded images and animations, plus advanced searching facilities including a thesaurus, annotation functions, anda journal recording device to record a path through information searches.

Key Features
*Figure and table references will be hot links
* Quick search and advanced searching capabilities, including full text, fielded, boolean, proximity, and partial word searching
* Thesaurus, annotations, and bookmarking
* Public or private notes can be added
* Customized hypertext links
* Journal serves as a recording device for certain paths through the information
* 20 QuickTime animations and 60 3-D color visualizations of viruses specially created for the CD-ROM
* All of the figures from the print version have been redrawn and given a background color relating to the type of virus described

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Dr. Robert Webster has worked in the field of Virology for over 30 years, first in New Zealand and then at the John Curtin School of Medical Research in Australia. He has spent the past 25 years at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in the Department of Virology & Molecular Biology. In addition to his position as Chairman at St. Jude, Dr. Webster is Director of the U.S. Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization dealing with the ecology of animal influenza viruses. He has served on numerous national and international advisory boards and is a Fellow of the Royal Society. Dr. Webster has published extensively on influenza in areas covering the origin of pandemic strains, genetic variation, structure and function of virus and, in conjunction with Graeme Laver, was responsible for the development of influenza subunit vaccines.

Dr. Allan Granoff carried out virology research for over 36 years, first at the Public Health Research Institute of New York and then at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where he was also Chairman of the Department of Virology & Molecular Biology for 26 years. In 1988, he stepped down from the Chair to devote full-time as Deputy Director of the institution. Since July 1992, he has served as the interim Director of St. Jude. Dr. Granoff is highly published in the areas of influenza virus, paramyxovirus, herpesvirus, and iridovirus research. He has also served on national and international advisory committees and on a number of editorial boards.

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