European Seminars in Virology (EuSeV)


The “European Seminars in Virology” (EuSeV) are meant to be small, single-theme, highly attractive meetings for young European virologists, particularly PhD students and post-docs, in addition to senior virologists willing to participate. The talks are delivered by a selected group of Speakers. The topic of the EuSeV varies each time, and covers different aspects of basic, medical or clinical virology. The long term objective is to provide an instrument for doctoral and post-doctoral education and training, and to make a focus on key issues, thus implementing Virology in Europe.

8th European Seminar in Virology (EuSeV)

Innate and adaptive immunity to SARS-CoV2 and other viruses.

University of Bologna Residential Center
Bertinoro, Italy, October 15-17, 2021.

The 8th European Seminar in Virology (EuSeV) will focus on Innate and Adaptive Immunity to SARS-CoV2 and other viruses and will take place as a Live Meeting at the University of Bologna Residential Center in Bertinoro, Italy, October 15-17, 2021.

The exciting program, with eminent state-of-the art speakers, will have an emphasis on SARS-CoV-2, however, other viral infections will also be covered. The topics will include: intrinsic restriction factors to HIV and herpesviruses, including CMV; cGAS, STING and SAMHD1 resistance hubs; NK cells; trained innate immunity; mucosal immunity; neutralizing antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 variants and other viral agents, antiviral vaccine vectors and vaccine development against SARS-CoV-2.

Confirmed keynote speakers: Thomas Gramberg (Germany), Fausto Baldanti (Italy), Bart Haagmans (The Netherlands), Stipan Jonjic (Croatia), Frank Kirchhoff (Germany), Simone Moorlag (The Netherlands), Peter Openshaw (UK), Thomas Stamminger (Germany), Michael Weekes (UK), Sören Paludan (Denmark), Leif-Erik Sander (Germany), Stefan Kochanek (Germany), Alex Sigal (South Africa)

Program and abstracts (pdf) are available here.

The facility is located 60 km east of Bologna in the monumental area of the Bishop’s Fortress. The surrounding area is the Appenines with hillsides covered by the local “Albana di Bertinoro” vineyards. Local transportation from and to Bologna airport will be provided. The meeting will start on Friday afternoon and end on Sunday noon.

Registration (including airport transportation, accommodation, and meals):

380 € (single room), 330 € (double room), 250 € for students (double room)

Please note that capacities are limited! For registration and further details see:

We look forward to seeing you in Bertinoro

Gabriella Campadelli-Fiume, Michael Kann, Thomas Mertens, Thomas Stamminger, Dana Wolf,

Organizers of the 8th EuSeV on behalf of the European Society for VIROLOGY


Past EuSeVs