Its a bit open-ended but I think there are a lot of clever people here and I'd like to know their thoughts on this topic. viruses as in the parasitic/biology kind. like, what areas of virus research do you think will be important? what new advances have there been recently thats exciting? where is the potential in virology? some topics that I think are interesting: viruses and nanotechnology. I dont know much about nanotechnology but I see viruses as programmable 'factories' which could possibly be used to produce nanotechnology-related things? is that too sci-fi? viruses in the sea. I dont know how they are important, but there are so many of them that they must be. but what effects do they have and how to use them for human benefit? bacteriophages and antibiotics. There must be things we can learn from the phages to make better antibiotics. but has this already been done? ok, let me know what you think!