Viruses of microbes: Structure and function, from molecules to communities

Viruses of microbes are the largest biological entity on planet earth. Despite their omnipresence, many aspects of the biology of viruses of microorganisms, the interaction with their hosts, and their ecological impact are not well understood. Furthermore, these viruses offer a broad repertoire of tools which can be harnessed for a variety of applications in medicine, food safety, and biotechnology. The Viruses of Microbes Meeting aims to bring together researchers working on all aspects of these organisms, ranging from fundamental research on structure, genetics, and molecular mechanisms, to biotechnology and applications. close
Decades of research on viruses of microbes led to major discoveries in biology. The scientific community is currently witnessing the dawn of a new era of microbial virology, with emerging fields in genomics, ecology, and biotechnology. Microbial viruses represent the most abundant biological entities on earth and these numbers raise important questions and concerns about the impact of microbial viruses on global ecology, microbial evolution, and microbial physiology and immunity. Viruses are also recognized as the driving force of microbial evolution and diversity. This conference series is intended to bring together the key players from all fields of research and provide ample opportunity to exchange ideas. For the first time, we also include a significant number of speakers working on the field of archeal and fungal viruses. Moreover, this conference will promote the actions of the International Society for the Viruses of Microbes (ISVM) and functions as the official bi-annual meeting of these societies.
The conference will cover the following topics:
Structure Biology
Virus-host Interaction
Metagenomics, Ecology and Evolution
Viruses of Archea and Fungi
Genetics and Molecular Mechanisms
Biotechnology and Applications

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Stephen Abedon
Ohio State University
US
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Heather Allison
University of Liverpool
UK
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Joana Azeredo
University of Minho
PT
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Dennis Bamford
University of Helsinki
FI
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François-Xavier Barre
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
FR
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Emmanuelle Charpentier
Helmholtz Center for Infection Research
DE
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Krystyna Dabrowska
Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw
PL
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Alan Davidson
University of Toronto
CA
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Andrzej Gorski
Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw
PL
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Daohong Jiang
Huazhong Agricultural University
CN

Rob Lavigne
Catholic University of Leuven
BE
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Petr G. Leiman
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) Lausanne
CH
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Jochen Klumpp
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich
CH
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Jonas Korlach
Pacific Biosciences
US
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Elizabeth Kutter
Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
US
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Stefan Miller
Lisando GmbH
DE
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Daniel Nelson
University of Maryland
US
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David Prangishvili
Institut Pasteur
FR
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Didier Raoult
University of Marseille
FR
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Phoebe Rice
University of Chicago
US
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Ana Rodríguez González
Institute of Dairy Products of Asturias
SP
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Margarita Salas
Autonomous University of Madrid
SP
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Mathias Schmelcher
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich
CH
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Raymond Schuch
ContraFect Corporation
US

Maggie Smith
University of York
UK
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Nobuhiro Suzuki
Okayama University
JP
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Ariane Toussaint
University of Brussels
BE
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Elizabeth R. Wright
Emory University School of Medicine
US
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14 Jun - 18 Jun 2014
zurich
Switzerland
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