Viruses of microbes

This EMBO conference in Brussels will address the diversity, evolution, ecology and environmental impact of microbial viruses, the most abundant biological entities on Earth. New developments in fundamental, (bio)technological, industrial and medical aspects of virus research will be discussed.

The exciting new and significant perspective opened by recent discoveries of viruses infecting Archaea, Bacteria and unicellular Eukarya prompted the scientific community to establish the ‘International Society of Viruses of Microorganisms’ (ISVM).

During this EMBO Conference we will hold the ISVM inaugural meeting.


(Meta)genomics, Viral diversity & Evolution

Structure-function Relationship

Virus-host Interactions

Viruses and Biotechnology

Bacteriophage-based antibacterials

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Dennis Bamford University of Helsinki FI
Paul Barrow University of Nottingham UK
Harald Brüssow Nestlé, Switzerland CH
Corina Brussaard Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research NL
Emmanuelle Charpentier Umeå University SE
Gail Christie Virginia Commonwealth University US
Siobain Duffy Rutgers University US
Matthias Fischer Heidelberg DE
Rita Gerardy-Schahn Medical School Hannover DE
Graham Hatfull University of Pittsburgh US
Brad Hillman Rutgers University US
Petr Leiman Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne CH
Martin Loessner ETH Zurich Institute of Food, Nutrition & Health CH
Abraham Minsky Weizmann Institute of Science IL
Sylvain Moineau Université Laval CA
Keizo Nagasaki Natl. Res. Inst. Fish. Environ. Inland Sea JP
Daniel Nelson University of Maryland US
Valery Petrenko Auburn University US
Tessa Quax Institut Pasteur, Paris FR
Catherine Rees University of Nottingham UK
Forest Rohwer San Diego State University US
Margaret Smith University of Aberdeen UK
Matthew Sullivan University of Arizona US
Marina Tediashvili Eliava Institute of Bacteriophage, Microbiology and Virology GE
Douwe van Sinderen University College Cork IE
Shannon Williamson Craig Venter Institute US

16 Jul - 20 Jul 2012
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