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Microscopy in Virology

Author: <a rel="author" href="/science-lab/authors/detail/?tx_leicaacademy_pi3%5Baction%5D=show&amp;tx_leicaacademy_pi3%5Bauthor%5D=130&amp;tx_leicaacademy_pi3%5Bcontroller%5D=author&amp;cHash=158aab0e315c206de75b63d2ed23fbd6"> Christoph Greb , Dr. </a>
Jul 13, 2020
The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, causing the Covid-19 disease effects our world in all aspects. Research to find immunization and treatment methods, in other words to fight this virus, gained highest priority in 2020. Microscopes play a significant role in this kind of research. To understand the underlaying principles of receptor binding, genome release, replication, assembly, and virus budding, as well as the response of our immune system, different methodologies and microscopes can be used. This article summarizes why microscopy is an important tool in virology and infection biology and gives examples for different microscopy technologies and their applications in these research fields. Read article