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2017-04-24 to 2017-04-26
Paris, France

For one century bacteriophages, viruses of bacteria, have served and continue to serve as a basic model for understanding the fundamental principles of life. Indeed, research on bacteriophages is inseparable from the emergence of the field of molecular biology and led to major discoveries, from the identification of DNA as the genetic material and all the way to the discovery of the CRISPR-Cas systems which recently revolutionized many disciplines in life sciences. 

The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the initiation of bacteriophage research by Félix d’Herelle at Institut Pasteur. To celebrate this occasion, Institut Pasteur, in collaboration with Eliava Institute, is organizing a special conference in its historic location – the “cradle” of bacteriophages. The event aims at providing a broad overview of the major milestones in the bacteriophage research and will cover recent advances in bacteriophage-host interactions, bacteriophage ecology, the evolutionary heritage of bacteriophages as well as their therapeutic, biotechnological and industrial applications.

This conference is endorsed by the International Society for Viruses of Microbes (

Next to this conference, on Thursday April 27 is organized the Human Phage Therapy Day.  The program of this event will be posted and diffused early March. Talks will be given by invited experts and allocated time will be devoted to exchanges around posters. link

GRC Viruses and Cells 2017
2017-05-14 to 2017-05-19
Renaissance Tuscany, Il Ciocco, Lucca (Barga), Italy

The 2017 Viruses and Cells GRC, the premier conference in the field of virology, will cover seminal topics in virology ranging from viral entry and structure to virus-host interactions, viral replication, immune responses to viral infection, and viral therapeutics.

The 2017 meeting will be held at Renaissance Tuscany, Il Ciocco, Lucca (Barga), Italy, from May 14-19, 2017. The conference is an interactive forum which brings together investigators at the forefront of the field, junior investigators launching their independent research careers, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and investigators from NIH and industry. The conference strives to represent a collegial environment that supports the discussion of novel ideas and fosters new collaborations.

Invited speakers will present novel and cutting edge findings in the field of virology. Topics will include: viral structure and entry, the immune response to viral infection, viral evasion of host immunity, viral replication and persistence, viral pathogenesis, virus-host interactions, modulation of cellular pathways by viruses, viruses and cancer, and viral therapeutics. Session chairs who are experts on the topic covered in each session will lead interactive, lively, and open discussions following each presentation.

In addition to each of the invited speakers, short talks will be chosen from the abstracts that are submitted to the meeting at the time of registration. Abstracts that highlight the most exciting and new developments in the field of virology will be selected for short talks, and the remainder of the abstracts will be selected as posters. The evening poster sessions are a prominent and important aspect of this conference providing yet another opportunity for participants to interact and discuss their research findings in an informal, friendly atmosphere.

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by April 16, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations link

ASV 2017
2017-06-24 to 2017-06-28
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

ASV President, Rebecca Dutch, the Officers, Councilors, Committee Members, and the local organizing committee headed by Kristen Bernard and Paul Friesen of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, invite you to participate in the 36th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology being held at the beautiful Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
The 2017 ASV scientific program will include symposia, five (5) satellite symposia; concurrent workshops and poster sessions on a wide range of virology topics; and special educational presentations punctuated by collegial mixers and social events and a showcase of exhibitors. The meeting begins Saturday morning, June 24th at 8:30 a.m. with the five satellite symposia and kicks off with the Welcome Reception at 3:30 pm. The Keynote Address will be presented from 5:30 to 6:30 pm and the first group of simultaneous workshop sessions will follow beginning at 7:00 pm. Note: The deadline for submission of abstracts is 11:59 p.m. EST on February 1, 2017.

Madison and the University of Wisconsin
Madison, with its four picturesque lakes in southern Wisconsin, offers and excellent range of cultural and recreational opportunities. The Monona Terrace Convention Center is located on the shores of Lake Monona, two blocks from the State Capitol and downtown attractions (museums, shopping and brewpubs). This amazing, multi-level structure designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is an architectural gem, and providing for the entire scientific program sessions, dining and the banquet to take place in this single, convenient location.

Registration Deadlines
May 19, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST deadline for EARLY registration fees; May 20, 2017 – June 16, 2017 registration fees increase for all registrants; June 17, 2017 through on-site a LATE REGISTRATION FEE ($75) is assessed for all registrations which may only be made on-site.

On-campus residence hall accommodations are available online through the conference website from January 3rd through June 1st. A number of rooms have also been blocked at local hotels. Visit the conference web site at for complete information; online meeting registration; as well as information on travel and lodging accommodations.

We look forward to seeing you at ASV 2017!


For further information contact:
Dorothea L. Sawicki, Ph.D., Secretary-Treasurer, ASV
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences
Tel. (419) 383-5173; Email: link

IUMS 2017
2017-07-17 to 2017-07-21

Organised by International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) and hosted by Singapore Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology (SSMB); IUMS 2017 Singapore will be held from 17-21 July 2017 at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, this triennial congress encompasses THREE international congress, namely: 

The congresses will deal with all aspects of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology and is a platform for the exchange of knowledge and opinions of professionals from academia, industry, government and for fostering international collaborations. IUMS 2017 Singapore will have more than 100 international speakers and expects 3,000 attendees globally. With 28 plenary sessions/lectures, and over 80 workshops, we hope to engage and reach out to more audiences for this great opportunity where they can network, exchange ideas and learn some of the latest research or findings in the microbiological community - making this the world largest microbiology conference with the most comprehensive group of scientists at a single gathering with participation from across the globe

Join us in IUMS 2017, for an enlightening, informative and enriching experience.

For more information on IUMS 2017 Singapore, please visit:

www.iums2017singapore.comexternal link

DNATV 2017
2017-07-17 to 2017-07-22
Birmingham, UK

DNA Tumour Virus (DNATV) brings together a diverse group of researchers with common research interests in the study of DNA tumour viruses.

These viruses include the polyomaviruses, papillomaviruses, adenoviruses, herpesvirus and other DNA viruses. These viruses have served as invaluable models towards understanding the process of cancer progression. In some cases the DNA tumour viruses are also clinically important pathogens that cause cancer in humans. The most notable examples are the human papillomavirus that are the cause of essentially all cervical cancers. Research of HPV and other DNA tumour viruses continues to progress rapidly and this meeting is a major forum for the dissemination of these findings. The DNATV meeting has occurred yearly for over 4 decades and over the years has showcased extraordinary breakthroughs in virology and cancer biology. 

Join us in Birmingham, UK, 17th-22nd July 2017. link

Viruses 2018
2018-02-07 to 2018-02-09
Barcelona, Spain

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that I announce the conference “Viruses 2018: Breakthroughs in Viral Replication” to be held in Barcelona, Spain 7-9, February, 2018. The importance of viruses to human health has never been more apparent, and significant progress is being made in understanding virus replication, structure, transmission, pathogenesis, and antiviral immunity. This conference will bring together leading virologists from around the world to share their recent findings. Meeting participants will have the opportunity to present posters and short talks on their work and discuss their research in a relaxed, collegial environment.

The conference is sponsored by MDPI, the publisher of the open-access journal Viruses and follows the very successful meeting Viruses 2016: At the Forefront of Virus-Host Interactions held in Jan 2016 in Basel, Switzerland. 

I very much look forward to seeing you at this exciting meeting in Barcelona.

Best regards,

Eric O. Freed, Ph.D.

Editor-in-Chief, Viruses
Director, HIV Dynamics and Replication Program
National Cancer Institute
Frederick, MD, USA link