The Dutch Annual Virology Symposium (DAVS) provides a platform for young and established virologists to present their research.
‚ÄčTraditionally, the symposium takes place around the first week of March in Amsterdam.

DAVS 2021

In 2021, the DAVS will be held online on Friday March 5. In addition to oral presentations, this year the symposium will include poster presentations.

Call for abstracts

You are kindly invited to submit your abstract by email to congresbureau [at] knaw.nl. Please indicate whether you would like to give an oral presentation, or a poster presentation. Please include institute, title and authors (underlining the name of the presenter) in your abstract (max 300 words).

The deadline for abstract submissions is 25 January 2021.

You are most welcome to this symposium. Participation is free, but registration is required. You can register by submitting the online form on knaw.nl/davs-2021.


The program will commence at 10:00 and end at 17:00. Speakers to be announced.

The program will include:

  • keynote speaker
  • oral presentations (15-20 min.)
  • poster presentation pitches (3 min.)
  • breakout and meet the speaker sessions
  • presentation of the 2020 and 2021 KNAW Beijerinck Premium to outstanding young virologists, followed by lectures by the laureates
  • presentation of the M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize winner, followed by keynote lecture by the laureate

More information

For more information, contact Jolanda Pel (congresbureau [at] knaw.nl).


The organising committee consists of Jolanda Smit (UMCG), Emmanuel Wiertz (UMCU), Monique van Oers (WUR), and Raoul de Groot (UU). The symposium will be held under the auspices of the Royal Dutch Society for Microbiology (KNVM) and is supported by the Beijerinck Virology Fund (BVF).