Other Online Videos

You may go through the following websites for Virology & Immunology:

  1. Khan Academy                                                                            (https://www.khanacademy.org/science/biology/immunology)
  2. http://armandoh.org/
  3. Dr. Anthony DeFranco – Nuts and Bolts of the Immune System  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFNxXfwlP3A
  4. Allergy and Immunology – Osher Mini Medical School              https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD44D26A1C7FDE43F
  5. Immunology Mini-Course – Lecture 1 of 14 – Components of the Immune System  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jshw2sHrk8Y
  6. Mobeen Syed Immunology Lectures                                         usmlestrategy99.com/usmle-step-1/immunology/itemlist/category/2-immunology-videos
  7. Indian Insitute of Bangalore Lecture Series                                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyv6YiH5rME&list=PLECA78684C931E6B7

Suggested Reading

While you watch my videos, I suggest you read the following books for a deeper insight:

For Virology

  1. Principles of Virology, 3rd/ 4th Ed. (by S.J.Flint, Vincent Racniello et al.) This is not a typical Virology textbook dealing with different chapters on different viruses. But if you really want to learn and have deeper insight of Virology, I suggest you read this. Its very student friendly and is the very right way to study virology!
  2. Fields Virology, 6th Ed. (This is known as the bible of Virology, but personally, I didn’t like it. It doesn’t contain much illustrations and is not at all student friendly as per my opinion. If you need to study a particular virus/ family in detail, this is the right book. But it doesn’t give you a good start)
  3. VIrology: Principles & Applications by John Carter et al.
  4. Introduction to Modern Virology by Nigel J. Dimmock et al.


For Immunology

  1. How the Immune System Works by Lauren Sompayrac
  2. Immunology, 6th Ed. by Kuby (Later editions have many changes and they  have removed many simple illustrations, so use only 6th or 5th Ed.)
  3. Roitt’s Essential Immunology, 12th Ed. by Peter J. Delves et al.
  4. Cellular and Molecular Immunology, 8th Ed. by Abul K. Abbas
  5. Fundamental Immunology, 7th Ed. by William E. Paul

Weekly Update 1

Please go through the following:

  1. http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2016/09/vhf-scan-sep-02-2016
  2. http://www.contagionlive.com/news/a-bottom-up-treatment-for-ebola-that-could-have-been-used-in-west-africa
  3. http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2016/09/vhf-scan-sep-02-2016
  4. http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2016/08/soviet-anthrax-mishap-could-have-been-worse-0
  5. http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bioterrorism-expert-responds-to-foiled-kenya-anthrax-attack-54365/


About my blog

Hi Guys! Welcome to my blog. This blog has been created with the intention of teaching Virology and Immunology.

I’ll be using many reference books for the same, which I’ll mention at the end of each video/ teaching session. My methodology of teaching will be based on classical ‘White-Board/ Black-Board based learning’. Although it’s convenient to teach with the help of powerpoint presentations, I believe, after some time, it becomes boring and monotonous. Viewers are advised to make the most of these videos, which will stay free of charge forever.

The blog will also contain sections covering latest news in Virology and Immunology (and some on Infection Biology). I am not a professional teacher, however, I love Virology and Immunology, and its my way of giving and contributing towards Open-Source learning, in a very simplified manner.

Most of my videos will be based on:

  1. Live Diagrams & illustration based learning
  2. Hand-made notes
  3. Ideas borrowed from all over the Internet (with appropriate permissions and references)-This is just to ensure that you all can benefit from THE BEST available on the internet, books and videos.
  4. Study methods and tactics for making notes on Virology & immunology

In future, I’ll upload many new videos, and will definitely improve on the Video presentation and content (of course, that will come through experience).

I am a newbie, so your comments and suggestions are welcome.


P.S.: All viewers may not be comfortable with my accent of English or with the methodology of teaching. Request all of you to kindly bear with me initially.

Thank you

Siddhesh U. Sapre