Welcome to the KNVM Virology website


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] knvm.org.

The Virology division assists 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 NVMM/KNVM.

Furthermore, the virology division supports the organization of the Dutch Young Virologists Seminars (DYVS), which are monthly online meetings were PhD-students can present their work to the virology community. The DYVS are organized by PhD-students.

Finally, the Virology division hosts a LinkedIn page that provides information on upcoming virology events.


On this website you can find information on the board members of the Virology division, the program and announcements of the Dutch Annual Virology Symposium (DAVS) and Dutch Young Virologists Seminars (DYVS), the KNVM Virology Newsletter, and an overview of virology research groups in the Netherlands.

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