How viruses create life LEZING AFGELAST WEGENS ZIEKTE








How viruses create life


DEZE LEZING GAAT NIET DOOR WEGENS ZIEKTE


DEZE LEZING GAAT NIET DOOR WEGENS ZIEKTE


Viruses are often thought of as threatening and dangerous for human beings, not without cause: influenza killed millions of people and so does the AIDS-virus. From an evolutionary point of view however, the so-called retroviruses can be very useful and even stimulate and create life. Prof. dr. L. P. Villareal states that without the intervention of those viruses, human beings would still be lying eggs. The very important evolution of the placenta has been caused by a virus infection.


Prof. dr. L.P. Villareal is professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of California.


Wednesday 1st November, 16.00-17.30 hrs, Vrijhof/Amphitheatre. This lecture will be in English.