It gets lonely here in virus town.

Its like me… and Vincent… and… me…

So Im always happy to stumble across another virology blag, especially ones written by fellow grad students!

Rule of 6ix

:uncovering the science behind viruses, vaccines and what it means for us

Bamford doesnt post super often, but check out the side bar in his archive to get caught up on some cool topics that I have *not* covered in that kind of depth before here on ERV (and sometimes havent covered at all!).

And actually, while we are talking about it– If you know of some other virus blogs out there, leave a comment with a link to their place! I need to make a separate blogroll for us somewhere or something…


  1. #1 Chris Lindsay
    August 9, 2011

    I’m a big fan of Connor Bamford’s blog. He’s written some really good articles, especially recently.

  2. #2 Caudoviral
    August 9, 2011

    I used to blog about HIV quite a bit but I have been a terrible person and abandoned my blog since I got my MS. I keep meaning to launch a new one that is less of a student project, perhaps the dearth of virus blogs shall galvanize me.

  3. #3 horace
    August 9, 2011

    To answer this we need to know what are we doing to viruses a well as what they are doing to us. How does the way we change the environment affect viral populations and evolution ? We have a profound effect on Actinomycetal and Fungal communities (we probably increase diversity for the first and encourage pathogens in the second) do any of you guys know what the story is for viruses ?

    (see for example for fungi

    The mycological properties of medieval culture layers as a form of soil `biological memory’ about urbanization
    Authors: Marfenina, Olga1; Ivanova, Anna2; Kislova, Elena2; Sacharov, Dmitry2

    Source: Journal of Soils and Sediments, Volume 8, Number 5, October 2008 , pp. 340-348(9))

  4. #5 Connor Bamford
    August 10, 2011

    How amazed I was when I logged on to view ERV only to see the title of my blog and a post. Thanks very much! It is very lonely in virus town :(.

    I always plan to most more and more often, although then things fail in the lab and writing takes the back seat. If things working well, I blog.

  5. #6 mary
    August 10, 2011

    I can’t remember who I read first, erv or RO6…I was researching something and google hit up both of lucky day!

  6. #7 PStryder
    August 10, 2011

    Abbie, did you see this?

    ‘Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Therapeutics’

    Please do a post on this. You are one of the few people I trust about this stuff.

    (hat-tip reddit.)

  7. #8 Connor
    August 10, 2011

    @PStryder – I covered that paper last week (see my blog), you can trust me too šŸ™‚

  8. #9 Jim Durkin
    August 29, 2011

    Loved you on TWIV. Please come back.

  9. #10 Geoff
    September 6, 2011

    Abbie and all….thought I’d post this here as the most relevant spot (though a little delayed). I’m having my undergraduate immunology students blog on recent research this semester. Check out the blog:

    Colgate Immunology Blog

    Nothing virus specific yet (though I might post on antiviral innate immunity occasionally)…but if successful, I might keep this going for my virology class later next year!

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