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8–11 September 2020 The 4th ISFMS: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Druggability of Proteins

Florence, Italy

We would like to invite you to The 4th ISFMS: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Druggability of Proteins, which will be held in the wonderful city of Florence, Italy, in the period September 8-11, 2020. The conference will be hosted at the University of Florence, in the biomedical campus nearby the main city hospital, which is easily accessible from the airport, train station or city center. Apart the high quality science which will be presented during the event, our fantastic location will afford the possibility to visit the city in which Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Galileo Galilei (to mention just a few personalities) lived and created some of their unique artistic and scientific masterpieces. The friendly and peaceful atmosphere of our city will surely favor nice scientific interactions and the possibility to establish interesting contacts with scientists from all over the world in a collaborative manner.

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3–5 June 2020 CSV2020: the 3rd Workshop of the Canadian Society for Virology

Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

The upcoming CSV workshop, CSV2020, will be held between June 3-5 2020 on the beautiful campus of the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The co-organizers Drs. Sarah Wooton and Leonardo Susta with the scientific organizing committee, Drs David Evans, Vikram Misra, Hélène Sanfaçon, Jimmy Dikeakos and Nathalie Grandvaux, are currently preparing an exciting scientific agenda.

9–12 June 2020 XVIII International Parvovirus Workshop

Rimini, Italy

The XVIII Parvovirus Workshop will be held in Rimini, Italy, 9-12 June 2020. The meeting will be hosted by the University of Bologna, Rimini Campus, and organized jointly by the University of Bologna, Italy, the DKFZ, Heidelberg, Germany, and the Luxembourg institute of Health.

Since 1985, the International Parvovirus Workshops provide the opportunity for the parvovirus scientific community to meet and share knowledge and ideas in a very friendly, constructive and collaborative setting. All aspects of parvoviruses are covered, from genomics and molecular structure to virus-cell interactions, from clinical implications of pathogenic viruses to the development and clinical use of parvoviruses in gene therapy or oncolytic immune virotherapy. We are confident that the XVIII Parvovirus Workshop will maintain the high standard and interest to researchers, providing a comprehensive overview of the field, highlighting its new directions and horizons, while reinforcing existing collaborations and fostering new ones.

Location in Rimini will offer to attendants a very enjoyable staying, in one of the most famous seaside resort in Italy, notable for its culture heritage and renowned for the warm hospitality and lively entertainment opportunities.

For information, registration and abstract submission visit the official meeting website:

On behalf of the organizing committee,

Giorgio Gallinella
University of Bologna
Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology
email: [email protected]

Antonio Marchini
Luxembourg Institute of Health & German Cancer
Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
email: [email protected]

6–9 July 2020 27th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses

Montreal, Canada

We are excited to welcome you to Montreal, Canada for the 27th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses which will be held at the Centre Mont-Royal from July 6-9, 2020. 

The International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses has been a recurring annual conference since 1994. It has become the main forum for basic science investigators working on hepatitis C virus (HCV) and related viruses. Over the past 25 years, this conference has been instrumental in developing and advancing major discoveries in the HCV field including the understanding of the virus life cycle and development of in vitro replication systems and animal models that led to the development of direct acting antivirals (DAA) that have revolutionized HCV treatment. Key discoveries in understanding the immune response and pathogenesis of HCV presented at this meeting are now the basis for ongoing vaccine development and preclinical trials. Despite this progress, basic research on HCV remains at the forefront to drive HCV elimination efforts and reduce the morbidity and mortality of the disease. Research into vaccine development, HCV pathogenesis and liver cancer following DAA treatment, novel diagnostics and sequencing approaches to track the evolution and transmission of HCV in at-risk populations are only some of the key remaining research questions.

28 September–2 October 2020 International Equine Infectious Diseases Conference 2020

Deauville, Normandy, France

Infectious diseases cause serious health and welfare problems for horses across the globe. Horses and other equids are still used widely in developing countries for transport of people and goods, while the use of horses in sport in developed countries has seen a huge increase in the number of horses that are transported around the world for competitions.

The international equine infectious disease conference (IEIDC) is held every four years and brings together researchers, veterinarians and scientists from all around the world to discuss the latest developments in infectious diseases of horses.

The IEIDC ( brings people from all infectious disease disciplines; parasitology, bacteriology, virology, as well as immunologists and other experts in horse health together to share knowledge, and to build better collaborative relationships to address the infectious disease problems that affect the wellbeing of horses around the world.

The next IEIDC will be held in the prestigious and elegant seaside resort of Deauville, Normandy, France from 28th September to 2nd October 2020. Research abstracts may be submitted electronically via the IEIDC XI web site ( ) from the 27th of March to the 17th of April.

For any question, please contact us at [email protected]

8–9 October 2020 International Virus Bioinformatics Meeting 2020

Bern, Switzerland

It is our pleasure to invite you to the upcoming International Virus Bioinformatics Meeting 2020 taking place from 08–09 March 2020 at Eventforum in Bern, Switzerland. This unique conference will offer a great possibility to exchange the latest research results and experiences to an extensive network of leading experts in virology and bioinformatics and engage in inspiring discussions. We welcome any contributions within this cross-disciplinary field. Sub-topics include (but are not limited to): Systems virology; virus-host interactions; virus classification and evolution; epidemiology and surveillance; viral metagenomics and ecology; as well as clinical bioinformatics.

IVBM 2020 is jointly organized by the European Virus Bioinformatics Center, the University of Bern and the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. With the increasing interest and ongoing improvement of our annual meeting, we decided to detach the name of the meeting from the name of the EVBC. The concept, however, will remain the same.

In parallel to IVBM 2020, we will run a special issue on Virus Bioinformatics in Viruses. The special issue will present articles covering computational approaches in virology. We welcome any contribution at the boundary between bioinformatics and virology. Papers are welcome as original research articles, as well as review papers dealing with recent advancements andcurrent understanding of computational technology aspects of virology.

We look forward to welcoming old faces and new colleagues who share our excitement for computational virology!

Key Dates
Pre-Registration opens for EVBC members: 01 September 2019
Registration opens: 01 October 2019
Participation is limited to the first 120 registrations.
Submission deadline oral presentation: 15 January 2020
Decision on oral presentations: 03 February 2020
Submission deadline special issue: 01 March 2020

30 October–3 November 2020 the 6th World One Health Congress

Edinburgh, Scotland

The One Health Platform will be organising the 6th World One Health Congress from30 October-3 November 2020 in Edinburgh, Scotland, in close cooperation with the University of Edinburgh. The congress will be the world’s largest gathering of One Health researchers, policymakers, representatives of international institutions, commercial partners and postgraduates in 2020 and will see three days of intense programme, including fiveparallel tracks on ‘One Health science', on ‘Antimicrobial agentsand resistance’ and on 'Science Policy Interface'. We specifically aim at linking One Health science and policy,special attention will therefore go to public health security,biothreats and the discussion about how international public-health action can build a safer future for humans, animals and the environment.

The Call for abstracts is now open! Deadline for submissions January 15 2020.

18–22 May 2021 The 14th International Adenovirus Meeting

Toledo, Spain

Adenoviruses are associated with gastroenteritis, conjunctivitis, respiratory and urinary tract infections which in general have low clinical relevance. However, they can cause severe pathologies, even life-threatening, in immunosuppressed individuals. There is no efficient treatment for adenovirus infections approved so far.
Adenoviruses can also produce serious disease in poultry and other domestic animals, resulting in economic losses. Remarkably, adenoviruses are also the most widely used vectors in the clinical gene therapy field.

Many groups are working to modify the natural properties of adenoviruses and turn them into tools for vaccination, gene transfer, or oncolysis.
The International Adenovirus Meeting is the gathering point for scientists interested in all aspects of adenovirus infection. Worldwide experts share their ideas and latest results on adenovirus detection in nature; their clinical impact; their uses in virotherapies; assembly of the infectious particle; and interaction with the host. The meeting occurred sporadically in the first years since its beginning in 1976, and is now celebrated every two years. The most recent locations were Dobogókö (Hungary, 2009), Umeå (Sweden, 2012), San Diego (California, 2014), Barsinghausen (Germany, 2016), and Cuernavaca (Mexico, 2018).
We invite you to participate in the 14th International Adenovirus Meeting, which will take place in Toledo, Spain, from May 26th to May 30th 2020. This historic city was at a time a melting pot of three cultures, and will welcome us with a great environment and exciting science.

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