On Friday, September 23, 2022, the newly formed Belgian Society for Viruses of Microbes (BSVoM) will hold their inaugural symposium in Leuven, Belgium. The main mission of our society is to join and boost the Belgian ‘VoM’ community, to stimulate research and to promote interaction between academia, government, and industry.
During this day, three sessions are organized:
- Virus-Host interactions
- Keynote to be confirmed
- Viral Ecology, evolution and diversity
- keynote : Prof. Martha Clokie (University of Leicester, UK)
- Present and Future applications
- keynote 1 : Prof. Zuzanna Drulis-Kawa (ISVM President-Elect; University of Wroclaw, Poland)
- keynote 2 : Prof. Dr. Willem-Jan Metsemakers (UZ Leuven, Belgium)
If you hold a weak spot for viruses of microbes, we kindly invite you to save the date. More information will be communicated in the coming months.
On behalf of the organizing committee,
Prof. Yves Briers President of the BSVoM
- Virus-Host interactions
Given the recent governmental decision to lift most of the COVID restrictions, a Covid Safe Ticket (CST) will not be required to participate. Nevertheless, we would like to ask all participants to wear a mouth mask during the symposium, except when eating or drinking.
All tickets have been sold. Please be aware that only participants with a valid symposium ticket can access the event. May we also ask to inform us at firstname.lastname@example.org in case you will not be able to come, so that we can offer your place to someone else?
Agar art submission extended! We want to inform you that the agar art submission deadline has been extended to March 7. We hereby invite you to participate in the Agar Art competition.
All effective members of BSM are invited to the General Assembly of 2022, which will be held in the Academy Palace in Brussels on Friday March 11 during the Annual Symposium. Hereby, you can find the agenda of the General Assembly:
- News from the Society
- Accounting and approval of the 2021 budget
- Election of a new Board member
- Election of Honorary members
- Overview of planned activities in 2022
Symposium registration is closed. All tickets have been sold. Please be aware that only participants with a valid symposium ticket and CST can access the event. Places are still limited due to the current COVID measures. If you cannot attend please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the ticket to someone else.
As Belgium switches to ‘code orange’ from 18 February, the symposium will take place as scheduled on-site. Please be aware that compulsory online registration must be completed in advance and that we will work with the COVID safe ticket (CST).
Bring your symposium ticket, valid CST and identity card in addition to a mouth mask – documents will be requested and scanned by stewards before entering the venue.
It is a pleasure to announce the second call for the IS_MIRRI21 TransNational Access (TNA) program that provides financial and logistical support to the scientific and entrepreneurial community across the world for free access to
microbial resource research institutions of 9 IS_MIRRI21 partners across Europe.
IS_MIRRI21 is a Horizon 2020 funded project that aims to implement the pan‑European Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure (MIRRI) as a fully functional entity and secure its long-term sustainability. You can find all necessary information about the TNA on the website: https://www.mirri.org/services/transnational-access-tna/. The link to the catalogue is: https://www.mirri.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/MIRRI_TNA_Catalogue.pdf. The deadline is on 15 May 2022!
Registration has now opened for our Annual Symposium, which is scheduled on Friday March 11th 2022 at the Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium in Brussels. We have an exciting speaker line-up (https://belsocmicrobio.be/events/annual-symposium-2022/) and will offer opportunities for early career scientists to present their work. BSM members (active paid membership) are able to register free-of-charge to participate in the Symposium.
Save the date for our Annual Symposium, which is scheduled on Friday March 11th 2022 at the Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium in Brussels. We have an exciting speaker line-up and will offer opportunities for early career scientists to present their work.
As BSM member you will be able to register and participate in the Symposium free-of-charge, registration will be opened soon.