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, see below).   


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 in their careers. If you would like to (un)subscribe or contribute, please let us know via KNVM.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 Spring meeting of the NVMM/KNVM.

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. Jeroen Kortekaas 
Dr. Bart Haagmans
Prof. Dr. Jolanda Smit
Dr. Katja Wolthers
​​Dr. Puck van Kasteren