Aim

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).   

Activities

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 contribute, please let us know via KNVM.Virology [at] gmail.com.

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 Spring meeting of the NVMM/KNVM.

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

Website

On this site you can find information on the board members of the Virology division, the program and announcements of the Dutch Annual Virology Symposium (DAVS), the KNVM Virology Newsletter, a list of upcoming virology events in the Netherlands and abroad, and an overview of virology research groups in the Netherlands.

Image: mouse hepatitis virus-infected 3T3 cells labeled for MHV-nsp4 (red) and MHV-M (green), DNA staining with Hoechst 33258. Courtesy Yvonne van der Meer (LUMC).