The view from Castello Aragonese. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Chiara Marra.

The view from Castello Aragonese. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Chiara Marra.

Ischia, Naples, 19 – 28 June 1990

History of Virology: Biology of Viruses and Epidemiology and Clinics of Viral Diseases

[Preliminary] Sessions

  • The viruses as biological objects
    • The rise of microbiology and virology
    • Molecular biology
    • Natural history of viruses
  • History of viral diseases
  • Vaccins and health policy
  • Special session on AIDS

The working languages of the course are English, French and Italian. Detailed summaries in English or French will be made available.

The course consists of major lectures and four round-table sessions. Ample time will be given over to discussion. Opportunity will be given to some students attending the course to present short communications. Students wishing to do so should submit the material to be presented, together with their CV and letter of application.

Director of the School: M.D. Grmek, E.P.H.E., Sorbonne, Paris. Director of the Course: Baruch S. Blumberg, Institute for Cancer Research, Philadelphia, PA. Scientific Secretariat: Bernardino Fantini, Naples Zoological Station / University of Rome.

Applications and a detailed curriculum vitae should be sent to: Jean Ann Gilder, History of Science UnitStazione Zoologica, Villa Comunale, I-80121 Naples, Italy. Tel. +39 (081) 5833111- Telex: 72056 SZN/I- Fax: +39 (081) 7641355.

[Definitive] list of topics

  • Viruses and the definition
  • Origin and the definition of life
  • Crystallization of viruses
  • Phage as a model for viruses
  • Biochemistry of virus multiplication
  • Symbiosis and evolution
  • Oncogenic viruses
  • Slow viruses
  • Emerging viruses
  • Great epidemics of viral diseases
  • Vaccination against viruses
  • Hepatitis viruses
  • Influenza virology and epidemics
  • An historical perspective of AIDS

Lecturers

  • William I.B. (Beveridge Wentworth Falls, Australia)
  • Baruch S. Blumberg (Fox Chase Cancer Philadelphia, PA, USA)
  • Luigi Chieco-Bianchi (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy)
  • Seymour S. Cohen (Woods Hole, Ma, USA)
  • Bernardino A. Fantini (Università "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy)
  • D. Carlton Gajdushek (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA)
  • Charles Galperin (Paris, France)
  • Marc Girard (Pasteur Vaccins, Paris, France)
  • Mirko D. Grmek (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, France)
  • Ludwik Gross Veterans (Administration Medical Center, NY, USA)
  • Victoria A. Harden (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA)
  • Ton van Helvoort (University of Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands)
  • Lily E. Kay (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA)
  • Edwin D. Kilbourne (The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, USA)
  • Jean-Francois Lemaire (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, France)
  • Lynn Margulis (University of Massachusetts at Amhurst, Amhurst, MA, USA)
  • Russel C. Maulitz (Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. USA)
  • Luc Montagnier (Institut Pasteur, Paris, France)
  • Stephen S. Morse (The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA)
  • Anne-Marie Moulin (Hôpital Necker, Paris, France)
  • Gaetano Salvatore (Stazione Zoologica "Anton Dohrn", Naples Italy)
  • Giancarlo Vecchio (Università di Napoli, Naples, Italy)

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The summer school is funded by the Wellcome Trust, the National Science Foundation, and the journal History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences.

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