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Aquatic Virus Workshop 9
2018-06-17 to 2018-06-21
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
We invite you to participate in the 9th International Aquatic Virus Workshop (AVW9) to be hosted and held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, June 17-21, 2018. The Workshop provides a forum for the discussion of viruses infecting microbes and protists of aquatic systems in all parts of the planet. Our intention is to promote discussion and collaboration among the world’s leading scientists in many dimensions of virology, including virus discovery and characterization, as well as the role of viruses in aquatic ecosystems functioning. The AVW9 will honor one of the founding members, James L. Van Etten of the University of Nebraska, for his significant contributions to algal virology. link

EuroSciCon Conference on Virology
2018-06-21 to 2018-06-22
Paris, France

EuroSciCon Ltd. is proud to host the Conference on Virology (Virology-2018) taking place on June 21-22, 2018 Paris, France. The conference is themed around “From Viruses to Viromes” with the aim to bring together a wide audience of industry, healthcare, research, and medical practitioners to educate and bring about a fruitful debate on the confined topics. The Virology 2018 will be a great event to network, learn and engage with professionals in the field of infectious diseases, microbiology and virology.

For abstract submissions, please follow this link.
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Viroid-2018: International Conference on Viroids and Viroid-Like RNAs
2018-07-05 to 2018-07-07
Valencia, Spain
Viroids occupy the lowest step in the scale of life. Exclusively constituted by a relatively small molecule of non-coding circular RNA, viroids manage to replicate, move and avoid the defense response when entering the appropriate host plant, causing in many instances important diseases in agricultural crops. In Viroid-2018, the international conference on viroids and viroid-like RNAs that will be held in Valencia (Spain) from 5 to 7 July 2018, the community of viroid researchers will present and discuss recent discoveries about all aspects of viroid and viroid-like RNA biology, including viroid replication, traffic and interaction with the host plant; structure of viroid molecules and functional domains; viroid transmission, pathogenesis and disease control; viroid diagnosis and identification of new viroid species. link

Viruses of Microbes V: Biodiversity and future applications
2018-07-09 to 2018-07-13
Wroclaw, Poland
The central theme of the meeting is ‘Biodiversity and future applications’ of viruses infecting microbes (algae, archaea, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses). Viruses have always been a key element of microbial diversity and evolution, as well as a tool for a molecular biologist to learn more about how the host cell functions. This information has also been put to productive use in latter days to control infections and fouling in many areas of our modern life.
The conference talks are grouped into sessions covering key areas of ecology, host-virus dynamics, biotechnological, medical aspects, and structural biology. A main objective of the meeting is to stimulate new understanding of the role that viruses of microbes play in ecosystems and in the sustainable development of human technologies. link

The American Society for Virology Annual Meeting
2018-07-14 to 2018-07-18
University of Maryland, College Park, MD

The American Society for Virology is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes the exchange of information and stimulates discussion and collaboration among virologists. The purpose of the Society is the advancement and promulgation of knowledge relevant to virology.

For more information about the ASV Annual Meeting please visit

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APCCMI cum IICC 2018
2018-08-30 to 2018-09-02
Hong Kong, China
APCCMI-IICC 2018 is an important meeting on clinical microbiology, infectious diseases diagnostics and management, infection prevention and control, which offers a unique opportunity for clinicians, scientists, researchers, pharmacists , infection control professionals / preventionist and other healthcare professionals to meet international experts from various parts of the world.
Visit the congress website for more information: link

The 12th International Foamy Virus Meeting
2018-08-30 to 2018-08-31
Dresden, Germany

The International Foamy Virus Meetings are an important forum for participants from all over the world to discuss their latest results in the field of foamy viruses and related retroviruses and represents a valuable opportunity for networking and collaborating. We invite you to submit until June 15th high quality abstracts for oral presentations on the following scientific topics:

• Epidemiology of Natural and Zoonotic Infections
• Interaction of Foamy Viruses with the Immune System
• Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Foamy Virus Replication Strategy
• Mechanisms of Virus – Host Cell Interactions
• Structural Studies of Foamy Virus Proteins
• Development of Foamy Virus Gene Transfer and Genome Editing Tools
• Application of Foamy Virus Vectors for Gene Therapy Treatment Strategies

Our invited Keynote Speakers will be,
• Prof. Welkin Johnson, Chair Biology Department, Boston College, USA
• Prof. Frank Buchholz, Medical Systems Biology, University Cancer Center TU Dresden, Germany

The Institute of Virology at the Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus of the Technische Universität Dresden is very pleased to welcome you to the 12th International Foamy Virus Meeting from August 30th to 31st, 2018
Dresden, Germany.

Please find more information on our meeting website link

2018 Chromatin Control of Viral Infection
2018-09-06 to 2018-09-07
Natcher Conference Center, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Like their cellular hosts, invading viral pathogens that depend upon the host cell nuclear machinery are also subject to the regulatory impacts of chromatin.

For lytic pathogens, successful infection depends upon the ability to counter cellular defense mechanisms that can result in suppressive heterochromatin assembled on the viral genome along with utilization of cellular chromatin modulation activities that promote efficient viral gene transcription and DNA replication. Additionally, viral pathogens whose complex replication cycles include coupled stages of lytic replication and latency/persistence are impacted by epigenetic modulation that plays a controlling role in determining the viral state.

Research into the basic biology of chromatin deposition, modification, and modulation/remodeling will contribute to the understanding of the complex host-viral interactions that influence the progression of viral diseases. Additionally, insights into the role of epigenetic machinery in controlling viral infection can present novel opportunities for prophylaxis or treatment. The workshop "2018 Chromatin Control of Viral Infection" will focus on epigenetic mechanisms that regulate viral chromatin states, viral encoded factors that modulate viral and/or cellular chromatin, and epigenetic control of host cell antiviral responses.

We invite you to participate in this intimate symposium-workshop.

Registration and additional information online at: link

21st ESCV Annual Meeting
2018-09-23 to 2018-09-26
Athens, Greece
It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 21st ESCV Annual Meeting which will be held in Athens, 23-26 September, 2018. The ESCV Annual Meeting has been a major event for the Clinical Virology scientific community and it is becoming more popular, comprehensive, innovative and influential, while maintaining high standards of scientific quality and a family atmosphere. The 21st ESCV Annual Meeting is promising to be an exciting event, covering all timely topics of Clinical Virology, enabling delegates to exchange knowledge with world’s leading experts, network with colleagues and discuss the latest advances on "traditional" and emerging viruses. link

International HBV Cure Workshop 2018
Toronto, Canada

We are proud to announce the 5th edition of the International HBV Cure Workshop 2018, which will take place on 7 November 2018 in Toronto, Canada.

More than 250 million people are chronically infected with hepatitis B (HBV) around the globe. The purpose of the program is to inform the participants about the developments in the possibilities to find a cure for HBV. The meeting will be highly interactive with input from experts out of the arena of basic, translational and clinical HBV research. The field of HBV treatment is undergoing major changes and is on the verge of a paradigm shift. The many new treatment options that are becoming available are providing great hopes for decreasing the burden of the disease, simplifying treatment and ultimately curing and eradicating HBV infection. In order to optimize curative treatment for HBV, outstanding speakers from around the globe will share the newest therapeutic options for viral hepatitis and experts will discuss the path forward to cure this deadly disease, leading to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Questions on which end points to use in therapeutic trials and how to combine different agents targeting the virus and/or immune system will be extensively discussed. This workshop also brings together global interdisciplinary experts to provide a framework for how academia and industry should could collaborate to achieve the goal of curing hepatitis B. link

2nd National Congress of the Italian Society for Virology: One Virology One Health
2018-11-28 to 2018-11-30
Aula Magna, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome
The National Congress of the Italian Society for Virology represents the annual forum for the Italian scientists working in the different areas of Virology (medical-clinical Virology, molecular Virology, veterinary Virology, environmental Virology) involving basic, clinical and translational research and taking advantage of the most advanced technological platforms. It will be accredited to the Italian Ministry of Health for CME Credits for the following professionals: Medical Doctor (all disciplines), Biologist, Biotechnologist, Medical laboratory technician, Veterinary, Pharmacist, Physicist and Chemist. link