Virology research in the Netherlands covers a wide array of topics, ranging from fundamental to clinical research and spanning a multitude of virus species. The aim of the Virology division is to facilitate interactions between researchers working on various aspects of virology in the Netherlands, for example through assisting in the organization of the Dutch Annual Virology Symposium (DAVS).   


The Virology division composes a newsletter containing upcoming virology-related events (symposia, thesis defences, inaugural lectures), recent publications from virologists in the Netherlands, and short double-interviews with virologists in various stages of their careers. If you would like to share an event or publication, please let us know via virology [at]

Furthermore, we assist in organizing the Dutch Annual Virology Symposium (DAVS). This symposium provides a platform for young and established virologists to present their research and has proven to be an outstanding networking opportunity. Traditionally, the symposium takes place around the first week of March in Amsterdam. More information on past and future editions can be found here. In addition, the Virology division contributes one or more sessions to the annual Scientific Spring Meeting of the KNVM/NVMM.

Finally, the Virology division hosts a LinkedIn page and Twitter account that provide information on upcoming virology events.

Board Members

Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Wiertz (chair)
​Prof. Dr. Jolanda Smit
Prof. Dr. Jeroen Kortekaas
Prof. Dr. Ir. Ronald van Rij
Dr. Bart Haagmans
Dr. Puck van Kasteren
Dr. Katja Wolthers
Dr. Martijn Langereis