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.

5th EuSeV: Virus infections of the nervous system

ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:                                                                                             

Dear colleagues,
We are pleased to announce the 5th European Seminar in Virology (EuSeV), which will focus on Virus infections of the nervous system, and will take place in the University of Bologna Residential Center in Bertinoro, Italy, June 16-18, 2017.

We have put together an exciting program, including both well-known and emerging viruses with an emphasis on Zika virus, with eminent state-of-the art keynote speakers. The topics cover: The biology of viruses, Pathogenesis and host response, Transmission, Zoonosis, Epidemiology & Surveillance, Vaccines and Antivirals. Further abstracts within the topic for oral or poster presentations are very welcome and should be submitted using the following e-mail address

Abstract (oral and poster presentations) deadline: May 15
Students submitting an abstract may apply for a travel grant (5 grants; 300€ each).

Confirmed keynote speakers: Ruth Brack-Werner (Germany), Judy Breuer (UK), Maria Grazia Cusi (Italy), Antonina Dolei (Italy), David Knipe (USA), Dimitri Lavillette (Shanghai), Patrick Lomonte (France), Jonathan Miner (USA), Giorgio Palù (Italy), Lenore Pereira (USA), Valeria Pietropaolo (Italy), J. Schneider- Schaulies (Germany),  Gavin Screaton (UK), Nöel Tordo (France), Dana Wolf (Israel), and more..

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 the afternoon of Friday June 16, and end on Sunday June 18, noon.

Registration (including airport transportation, accommodation, and meals):
380 € (single room accommodation)
330 € (double room accomodation)
250 € for students (double room accomodation)

Registration at:

Gabriella Campadelli-Fume, Thomas Mertens, Giorgio Palù, Dana Wolf ,
Co-organizers of the 5th EuSeV