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14–16 February 2024 Viruses 2024 - A World of Viruses

Barcelona, Spain

We are delighted to announce the upcoming Virology event "Viruses 2024 – A World of Viruses" to be held in Barcelona, Spain, from February 14-16, 2024.

Viruses are a constant threat to global health, and their study remains a critical area of research. This conference aims to bring together top scientists, researchers, and industry experts from around the world to share their findings on the latest developments in viral pathogenesis and immune responses. From molecular and cellular biology to immunology, epidemiology, and public health, the conference will provide a platform for attendees to engage in lively discussions on the most significant issues in virology.

The event is sponsored by MDPI and the open-access journal Viruses and follows the successful meetings held in 2016 in Basel, Switzerland, in 2018 and 2020 in Barcelona, Spain, and in 2022 online. We anticipate that this conference will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to learn about the latest research and to network with colleagues from around the world.

We welcome abstracts for posters or short talks related to the conference theme, which will be considered for presentation at the conference. Meeting participants will have the opportunity to present their work and discuss their research in a stimulating and collegial environment.

We look forward to welcoming you again in Barcelona.

Dr. Eric Freed and Dr. Albert Bosch
Viruses 2024 Chairs

1–15 December 2023 The 1st International Electronic Conference on Vaccines: RNA Vaccines, Current Challenges and Future Developments (IECV 2023)


Dear scientists, researchers, and authors,

We are pleased to announce that the 1st International Electronic Conference on Vaccines: RNA Vaccines, Current Challenges and Future Developments (IECV 2023), chaired by Prof. Dr. François Meurens and Dr. Fanny Renois, will be held from 1 to 15 December 2023.

This year, the sessions of interest for this event include, but are not limited to, the following:

S1. COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccination.
S2. Vaccines against Infectious Diseases.
S3. Vaccines and Society.

We proudly invite you to join IECV 2023 to present your latest vaccine research and developments as well as share novel ideas on related topics.

You can participate in IECV 2023 free of charge in the following two ways:

- Submit Abstracts and Proceedings/Supplementary Files
Submit an abstract before 11th July 2023. After acceptance, you will be asked to submit a short proceedings paper (three–six pages), a poster, a slide presentation (in PDF form), and/or a short video presentation (max. three–five minutes) before 13th September 2023. Detailed information: Instructions for Authors.

- Attend Live Sessions
During the duration of the conference a number of live online sessions will be programmed. We are pleased to invite you to subscribe to IECV 2023 at so that you can receive email notifications when the live session program is online and open online discussion.

For more information about the procedures for the submission, peer review, revision, and acceptance of conference proceedings papers, please refer to the “Instructions for Authors” section at

- Conference Awards
Best Paper Award (CHF 500) and Best Presentation Award (CHF 500). For details, please refer to

We will provide Accepted Submission Certificates to authors whose abstracts and conference proceedings or presentation files have been accepted and published. We also provide Participation Certificates to authors who attend live sessions.

Abstract submission deadline: 11th July 2023.
Notification of acceptance deadline: 25th July 2023.
Proceedings paper submission deadline: 13th September 2023.
Conference: 1–15 December 2023.

We look forward to receiving your research papers and welcoming you to this e-conference.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

1–15 December 2023 The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Microbiology


We are pleased to announce and invite you to join the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Microbiology (ECM 2023) that is hosted online by: Participation is free of charge for both authors and attendees.

ECM 2023 will present the latest research related to microorganisms.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

S1. Gut Microbiota and Health Disease
S2. Foodborne Pathogens and Food Safety
S3. Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance
S4. Emerging Infectious Diseases
S5. Microbiome and Soil Science
S6. Microbial Characterization and Bioprocess
S7. Microbe–Plant Interactions

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission: 30th June 2023
Acceptance Notification: 20th July 2023
Full Paper Submission: 10 September 2023
Final Paper Notification: 20 September 2023

All submitted abstracts will be evaluated by the conference committee. Upon acceptance of their abstract, authors will contribute an extended abstract for the conference proceedings and a slide presentation of their work. The authors of the most outstanding contributions will be invited to submit a full manuscript for potential publication in the Special Issue "ECM 2023" in the journal Microorganisms (Impact Factor 4.926) (submission to the journal is independent of the conference proceedings and will follow the usual process of the journal, including peer review, APC, etc.).

We look forward to your participation in this exciting event.

To find out more about the conference, please visit the following link:

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25–27 June 2023 7th National Congress of the Italian Society for Virology

Brescia, Italy

Welcome! We are excited to announce that the 7th National Congress of the Italian Society for Virology will take place in Brescia, Italy, from 25 to 27 June 2023.

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 and Plant Virology) involving basic, clinical and translational research and taking advantage of the most advanced technological platforms. The main topics will include the following:

  • Antiviral Therapy
  • Viral Pathogenesis and Disease
  • Diagnostics in Human Virology
  • Virus-Host Interactions
  • Viral Immunology
  • Viral Diseases and Vaccines
  • Plant and Environmental Virology
  • Linking Viruses to Cancer
  • Structural Virology and Biotechnology
  • Emerging Viruses
  • Zoonosis and Viral Infections in Animals
  • The Immunology and Genetics of Respiratory Viruses

To find out more about the conference, please visit the following link:

3–7 July 2023 Viruses of Microbes 2023

Tbilisi, Georgia

The series of biannual conferences on Viruses of Microbes, which was launched in Paris in 2010 and has since then travelled all around Europe, will reach Tbilisi in 2023. The organizers are delighted to announce this conference, which will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 3–7 July 2023. The conference marks a new era in viral research which has begun with the recognition of viruses of microorganisms—viruses of bacteria, archaea, and microbial eukaryotes—as predominant component of the biosphere and led to the identification of these viruses as major players in the global ecology, public health, microbial physiology, and evolution.

The conference will serve as a platform for discussions on all aspects of studies on viruses of bacteria, archaea, and unicellular eukaryotes, including new views on virus taxonomy, and ranging from the role and diversity of viruses in different ecosystems to the development of virus-inspired new technologies.

Prospective authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help to shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts. High-quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Viruses of Microbes are cordially invited for presentation at the conference.

Special sessions will be dedicated to:

  • Evolution and taxonomy of microbial viruses;
  • Diversity and ecology I: viruses of bacteria and archaea;
  • Diversity and ecology II: viruses of microbial eukaryotes;
  • Virus-host interactions I: viruses of bacteria and archaea;
  • Virus-host Interactions II: viruses of microbial eukaryotes;
  • Structural virology;
  • Current state and latest developments in therapeutical application of bacteriophages;
  • New bio-/nanotechnologies inspired by microbial viruses.

Important Dates:

Early bird registration: 1 February 2023;
Regular registration: 1 March 2023;
Late registration: 1 April 2023;

Abstract submission: 1 May 2023;
Abstract selection: 20 May 2023;
Presentation submission: 1 June 2023;

Final program announcement: 20 June 2023.

Georgian Association for General and Applied Microbiology (GAGAM)

Gotua street 3, 0160, Tbilisi, Georgia


15–19 July 2023 47th International Herpesvirus Workshop (IHW)

Missoula, MT, USA

Can you believe that it has been three years since our last in-person gathering? Neither can we. It has been too long, and we are honored to host the in-person International Herpesvirus Workshop (IHW) in Missoula, Montana, on 15–19 July 2023! We are putting together an exciting scientific program that includes both traditional and cutting-edge session topics. Continuing the efforts of past workshops, IHW 2023 aims to showcase the diverse community of outstanding herpesvirologists from around the world. The workshop sessions will be held on the University of Montana campus, with hotel and dormitory housing options within a 15-minute walk to the meeting space.

The Missoula valley lies at the confluence of the Clark Fork, Bitterroot and Blackfoot rivers, and is the traditional homeland of the Salish, Kootenai, and Kalispel nations. Today, Missoula offers opportunities to experience modern urban amenities including outstanding restaurants, microbreweries, shopping, a thriving arts scene, world-class outdoor recreation, and humbling, reverent calls from the ancient past.

We hope that you join us this year and look forward to reconnecting with you all.

Brent, Katya, and Michael.

31 July–4 August 2023 The 7th International Conference on Retroviral Integration

Boulder, CO, USA

The 7th International Conference on Retroviral Integration will be held in 2023 from July 31 to August 4 at the University of Colorado in Boulder. An in-person format is expected to facilitate lively and productive exchange between the participants. We will follow the safety procedures mandated by the state of Colorado and implemented by the University of Colorado. All attendees are expected to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Integration is the hallmark step of retroviral replication, and integrase strand transfer inhibitors (INSTIs) are an integral part of the front-line therapies used to treat people living with HIV. Recent years have witnessed major advances in the structural biology of retroviral intasomes, elucidated the underlying mechanisms of drug resistance to INSTIs, developed new types of allosteric HIV integrase inhibitors, and established relationships between sites of integration and HIV latency. These exciting discoveries will be featured at the meeting. The main topics will include the following:

  • Structure and function of retroviral intasomes/preintegration complexes;
  • Host and viral factors in integration;
  • Nuclear import of HIV-1 cores/preintegration complexes;
  • Integrase strand transfer inhibitors and drug resistance mechanisms;
  • New antiretroviral compounds;
  • Integrase function during virion maturation;
  • Integration site selectivity, latency, and gene therapy;
  • Orthologous systems (retrotransposons; DNA transposons).

Please visit the meeting’s website for information on registration, abstract submission, confirmed speakers, preliminary program, and recreation:

We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Boulder, Colorado!

Mamuka Kvaratskhelia, University of Colorado
Alan Engelman, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Duane Grandgenett, St. Louis University
Goedele Maertens, Imperial College London
Kristine Yoder, Ohio State University

4–5 September 2023 Phages 2023: Oxford Bacteriophage Conference 2023

Oxford, UK

We warmly invite you to attend the 13th annual Oxford bacteriophage conference—the longest-running phage conference series in Europe and the second longest-running phage conference globally—which will be held on 4–5 September 2023 as a “virtual/in-person” hybrid event at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, UK. With the rapidly growing interest in bacteriophage therapy to tackle antimicrobial resistance across the globe, we believe this conference will provide an excellent platform for the bacteriophage community to share new ideas, network with colleagues and develop new collaborations.

Conference Chair:

Professor Martha Clokie, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Jonathan Iredell, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Professor Andrzej Górski, Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Wrocław, Poland

This year, we have introduced a special lower registration fee for virtual attendees from low/middle-income countries. For more information, please use the following link:

We very much look forward to welcoming you to the conference in September.

6 September 2023 Emerging Viruses 2023

Oxford, UK

We are delighted to invite you to attend our Emerging Viruses 2023 symposium, which will be held as a ‘virtual/in-person’ hybrid event in Oxford (UK), on 6 September 2023. The symposium will focus on applied research on surveillance and control strategies for emerging viruses.

We welcome proposals for oral and poster presentations in the following general areas of applied areas of virology and serology. We particularly encourage final year doctoral students and early/mid-career postdoctoral researchers/junior group leaders to submit oral abstracts, as we believe this event will provide their research with excellent exposure, critical analysis by attending senior researchers and new career opportunities.

If you are interested in presenting at this symposium, please get in touch with us by emailing

We are honoured to have the following distinguished keynote speakers who will share their insights and expertise:

  • Professor John Oxford (Emeritus Lecture) from Queen Mary College London, UK;
  • Professor Danny Altmann from Imperial College London, UK;
  • Professor Ian Brown from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), UK.

The conference will cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Virus reservoirs;
  • Virus transmission;
  • Virus evolution; 
  • Immune responses;
  • Novel diagnostics;
  • Therapeutics (drugs, mAbs);
  • Vaccines;
  • Serology.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference in September.

24–28 September 2023 The 15th International Adenovirus Meeting

Brač Island, Croatia

Dobrodošli! Welcome! We are excited to announce that the 15th International Adenovirus Meeting will take place in Bol, island of Brač, Croatia, from 24 to 28 September 2023.

The International Adenovirus Meeting is the gathering point for scientists interested in all aspects of adenovirus infection. Internationally leading experts will share their ideas and latest results on adenovirus detection in nature; their clinical impact; their use as therapeutic vaccines and oncolytics; assembly and lifecycle; and interactions with host proteins, receptors and cells.

The exchange of ideas and information among scientists working in all fields of adenovirus biology and applications is fundamental to advancing our ability to fight against adenovirus-induced disease outbreaks, and to repurpose the virus as an efficient tool in biomedicine.

The International Adenovirus Meeting is the only conference worldwide focusing entirely on this particular virus family comprising all aspects of their biology, pathology and biotechnological applications. We warmly invite you to be part of this exciting meeting in Bol, one of the most beautiful destinations in Croatia. Spaces are strictly limited, so we encourage you to register early. We look forward to welcoming you in Bol, sharing exciting advancements in adenoviral biology, making new collaborations and creating great memories together!

  • Abstract submission deadline: 15th May 2023
  • Abstract acceptance notification and selection of oral presentations: 15th July 2023
  • Early bird registration deadline: By 30th July 2023
  • Regular registration deadline: From 1st August 2023

Topics: Structure and assembly, Receptors, Entry and trafficking, Virus–host interactions, Immunology and pathogenesis, Epidemiology, Replication, Oncolytic vectors, Vaccines, Non-human Ads

To find out more about the conference, please visit the following link:

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