Archive of previous symposia

Previous Annual Symposiums

Keynote Speakers:


  • Prof. Dr. Geoffrey L. Smith (Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)

    "Evasion of innate immunity by vaccinia virus: does monkeypox virus do so too?"


  • Prof. Dr. Linos Vandekerckhove (HIV Cure Research Center, Ghent University, Ghent)

    "In search of the missing link between HIV plasma virus and the cellular proviral reservoir." 

BELVIR 2022

 

Thursday December 22, 2022

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BELVIR 2021

 

Monday, December 13, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Belgian Society for Virology held its annual meeting ONLINE on Monday December 13. The usual programme was maintained, with live Q&A sessions for keynotes and long presentations. All presentations were pre-recorded and shown during the day.


Keynote Speakers:


  • Prof. Dr. Gunther Hartmann (University Hospital Bonn, UKB, Germany)
    "Nucleic Acid Immunity"


  • Prof. Dr. David Alsteens (Louvain Institute of Biomolecular Science and Technology, UCLouvain, Belgium)
    "Probing Virus Binding Sites to Animal Cells Using Atomic Force Microscopy"



    BELVIR 2020

     

    Friday, December 18, 2020

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Belgian Society for Virology held its annual meeting ONLINE on Friday December 18. The usual programme was maintained, with live sessions for keynotes and long presentations. Short presentations were pre-recorded and shown during the day.


    Keynote Speakers:


    • Prof. Dr. Ben Berkhout (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
        "CRISPR-Cas approaches against HIV and SARS-CoV-2"


    • Prof. Dr. Steven Van Gucht (Sciensano, Belgium)
       "COVID-19 pandemic: a tale of a bat virus from China that changed Belgian history"



    BELVIR 2019

     

    Thursday December 19, 2019


    Keynote Speakers:


    • Prof. Dr. Thomas Mettenleiter (Friedrich-LoefflerInstitute, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Greifswald – Insel Riems, Germany)

        "African Swine Fever - globalisation of an “exotic” infection"


    • Prof. Dr. Benjamin Dewals (ImmunologyVaccinology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liège, Belgium), laureate of the 2019 bi-annual Scientific Prize Princess Joséphine-Charlotte for Virology Research

      "Helminth-induced interleukin 4 expands bystander memory T cells for early control of viral infection”


    BELVIR 2018 ABSTRACT BOOK 

    BELVIR 2017 ABSTRACT BOOK 

    BELVIR 2016 ABSTRACT BOOK