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Ebola Virus Disease - Epidemiology, Biochemistry, and Drug Discovery

Usman Sumo Friend Tambunan

University of Indonesia

Prof. Tambunan earned his doctoral degree in Chemistry from Tohoku University, Japan in 1986. Afterward, he carried out postdoctoral research at Kansas University, USA, and Taiwan. Since then, he has been a lecturer for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry at Universitas Indonesia. For his research achievement and dedication, he has been rewarded with Satya Lencana in 2010 and 3rd Best Professor at Universitas Indonesia in 2009.

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Ebola Virus Disease Infectious Disease Hemorrhagic Fever Neglected Disease Filoviridae Zaire Ebolavirus RNA Virus Nucleocapsid Virion Protein RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase Ebola Viral Genome Glycoprotein

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Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak has caused thousands of fatalities and major socioeconomic impact on the affected area, the Western Africa. With average fatality rate of 50% involving human-to-human transmission, EVD has become one of the highest contagious disease. As the incidence emerged and no cure was found to be effective towards this virus yet, possible disease control approaches have been introduced to prevent the spread. Development of the vaccine and experimental drugs have been stumbled for years, until knowledge of the structure and entry mechanism of this pathogenic filovirus were discovered adequately. Structural characterization and genomic annotation unveil several possible drug targets that paved the way to the antiviral development of this disease.

This book aims to provide a comprehensive overview related to this emerging infectious disease through extensive explanation of the epidemiology, knowledge of structure and biochemical characterization of the rapidly evolving Ebola virus, as well as the progress and challenges on the drug discovery and development effort.

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Usman Sumo Friend Tambunan

University of Indonesia

Usman Sumo Friend Tambunan is Professor of the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, Universitas Indonesia since 1997. He earned his doctoral degree in Chemistry from Tohoku University, Japan in 1986. Afterward, he carried out postdoctoral research at Kansas University, USA and in Taiwan. Since then, he has been a lecturer for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry at Universitas Indonesia. Prof. Tambunan research interests focus on drug and vaccine design using computational method for avian influenza, ebola virus, dengue virus, and cervical cancer. His research includes the development of natural products, cyclic peptides, and fragment-based drug design to find a drug candidate to combat these diseases. For his research achievement and dedication, he has been rewarded with Satya Lencana in 2010 and 3rd Best Professor at Universitas Indonesia in 2009.

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