Thanks for passing this along...somewhere I lost (or forgot) how to access the listserve.


On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 3:04 PM, Brunner, Jesse L <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Dear GRC members, 

Please see the proposition from Greg Chinchar about a special issue of Viruses and get back to him with your interest.

Best wishes,

Jesse Brunner
School of Biological Sciences
Washington State University
283 Eastlick Hall / PO Box 644236
Pullman, WA 99164 USA

Proposition:  I have been approached by Eric Freed to determine if there is interest among GRC members, and others interested in iridoviruses, in providing articles for a special issue of Viruses devoted to that family.  I told him that we have just published (2017) a 9 article contribution inVirology focused on molecular aspects of ranavirus biology, and that if we undertook this task we would need to include a mix of articles focused on ecology, pathology, disease, and molecular biology of ranaviruses as well as other iridoviruses.  He said that will work….  In view of that, I am asking members of the GRC, and others interested in both vertebrate and invertebrate iridoviruses, if they would be willing to contribute an article to this effort.  Two other matters:  (1) there is a page charge of $1600 to publish, and (2) I would like to have a co-editor.  
If you are interested in contributing to this issue, let me know and based on the response, we can decide whether to proceed. 
V. Gregory Chinchar, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Mississippi Medical Center]
601-984-1743 (PH)