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The Physical Biology of Viruses


We will add a summary as soon as it becomes available.

We will keep this website updated with links to relevant publications and small problems to help you get a quantitative feel for viruses.

Date Topic Link to Recorded Lecture
Mon. 3/23/2020 What are viruses? A brief history and biology.  
Tue. 3/24/2020 Diversity in viral genetic material and life cycles. Lecture 2 (.mp4)
Wed. 3/25/2020 Physical mechanisms, assembly pathways, and energetic costs. Lecture 3 (.mp4)
Thu. 3/26/2020 Global viral dynamics, SIR, and other models. Lecture 4 (.mp4)