iVoM

Announcing iVoM Season 2!

Many of us are excited for the upcoming Viruses of Microbes (VoM) conference finally taking place summer 2022 in Portugal (after being rescheduled from 2020). In collaboration, the International Society for Viruses of Microorganisms (ISVM), Phage Directory, and the organizers of VoM 2022 are excited to announce Season 2 of iVoM, a series of online lectures from prominent researchers studying viruses of microbes. Seven sessions will run from December 2021 to May 2022, in the lead-up to the exciting in-person version of VoM, July 2022.

Enter your email address below to sign up for Season 2!

Visit the VoM2020 YouTube channel for Season 1 videos.

Dear Phage Community,

We hope this second season of iVoM events will enable you to connect more with the ISVM society, which now has close to 800 members from over 40 countries. As you may know, ISVM membership remains free, so please consider registering to be informed about upcoming conferences, news from our society and having your voice heard within the ISVM organization.

For this second iVoM season, we’re requesting a small contribution from senior scientists (50€ for the entire season 2; 100€ for industry members) to allow us to cover the expenses and logistics for this online conference. In addition, any additional income will flow directly to the organization of the three upcoming VoM meetings in Portugal, Georgia and Australia. We have made the event free for all PhD students and for researchers from low and middle income countries. We thank you in advance for this contribution and of course for your active participation in this exciting event.

— Prof. Rob Lavigne, ISVM President

Register for the iVoM Event Series

iVoM Season 2 is a series of online lectures from prominent researchers studying viruses of microbes, running monthly from Dec 2021-May 2022.

For the remainder of the series, we are asking you to pay for the series in an effort to fund ISVM. As a registered member, you also get to view all previously recorded webinar events on a member page.

  • Students, Scholarships, Low-Middle Income, Sponsors: free
  • Academia, Government and Nonprofits: €50
  • Industry: €100

For the next event, Zoom invites will only go out to those who have registered for Season 2. These funds will help ISVM better run future events. Thank you for understanding!

Please use the same email for registration and payment, as we use your email to link your account

~ The ISVM iVoM team

Your iVoM Event Series Tier

Become an ISVM member!

Basic Membership is Free. Please click here to join. To support travel grants and poster prizes for early career scientist, please choose the option 'Contributing member' when joining (valid for two years) and fill in the amount you would like to donate, e.g., 50 US dollars.

Upcoming Seminar

iVoM2 #3: Phage application in the One Health approach

Date:

2 pm CET, Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

Using phage to detect low levels of Mycobacteria in blood samples from cattle, lions and humans

Dr. Cath Rees Profile Image

Professor of Microbiology, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham

Reporter mycobacteriophages for TB diagnosis

Prof. Mariana Piuri Profile Image

Prof. Mariana Piuri

School of Exact and Natural Sciences (FCEN), University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina

There’s a phage for that

Prof. Lone Brøndsted Profile Image

University of Copenhagen, Denmark Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Section for Food Safety and Zoonoses

Chairs

Dr. Matthias Fischer Profile Image

Dr. Matthias Fischer

Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany

Dr. Aleksandra Petrovic Fabijan Profile Image

Westmead Institute for Medical Research and University of Sydney, Australia

iVoM2 #4: Endless virus diversity most beautiful

Date:

6 pm CET, Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022

Fungal and oomycete viruses with persistent lifestyles and unprecedented genome organizations

Dr. Eeva Vainio Profile Image

Dr. Eeva Vainio

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Helsinki, Finland

Diversity of Giant Viruses

Prof. Frank Aylward Profile Image

Prof. Frank Aylward

Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA

Revealing the viruses in the most abundant animals on Earth

Prof. Curtis Suttle Profile Image

Prof. Curtis Suttle

Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, UBC

Chairs

Dr. Matthias Fischer Profile Image

Dr. Matthias Fischer

Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany

Prof. Corina Brussaard Profile Image

Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands

iVoM2 #5: Environmental impact of virus-host interactions

Date:

2 pm CET, Tuesday, March 15th, 2022

Coupling metagenomics to correlative microscopy for identification of novel viruses in the deep biosphere

Prof. Alexander Probst Profile Image

Prof. Alexander Probst

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Title TBA

Dr. Cynthia Silveira Profile Image

Dr. Cynthia Silveira

Univ Miami, USA

Title TBA

Dr. Neeti Sanan-Mishra Profile Image

Dr. Neeti Sanan-Mishra

International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, India

Chairs

Dr. Matthias Fischer Profile Image

Dr. Matthias Fischer

Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany

Prof. Corina Brussaard Profile Image

Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands

iVoM2 #6: Models for viral action

Date:

Date and Time TBA

The titles and speakers for this even is still to be announced

Chairs

Dr. Matthias Fischer Profile Image

Dr. Matthias Fischer

Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany

Prof. Corina Brussaard Profile Image

Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands

iVoM2 #7: Personalised phage therapy

Date:

3 pm CET, Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 Note: 9am Eastern Daylight Savings Time

Therapeutic phage monitoring in children

Dr. Ameneh Khatami Profile Image

Dr. Ameneh Khatami

University of Sydney, Australia

Quality Control of Phage APIs for human therapeutic use

Dr. Pieter-Jan Ceyssens Profile Image

Dr. Pieter-Jan Ceyssens

Sciensano, Belgium

Title TBA

Dr. Ronen Hazan Profile Image

Dr. Ronen Hazan

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Chairs

Dr. Matthias Fischer Profile Image

Dr. Matthias Fischer

Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany

Prof. Corina Brussaard Profile Image

Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands