ISVM's birth can be traced to the 2008 Edinburgh conference where organizers suggested the idea of an international phage society. During the 2009 Evergreen meeting the idea was expanded to include viruses of microorganisms, and in 2010, at the Paris meeting, the International Society for Viruses of Microorganims (ISVM) was launched. Incorporated in April of 2012, the first general assembly of the ISVM celebrating its official launch took place at the Brussels meeting in 2012. Future ISVM meetings are anticipated as documented on this page.
2014 – 3rd Viruses of Microbes Meeting to be held in Zurich, Switzerland – July 14-18 (provisional dates)
ISVM Announcement Letter
2012 – 2nd Viruses of Microbes Meeting in Brussels, Belgium – July 16-20
From Exploration to Applications in the -omics Era (see selected talks on YouTube)
View also Introduction by Belgium Ministre de la Défense
2010 – 1st Viruses of Microbes Meeting at Pasteur Institute, Paris – June 21-25
From Bacteriophages to Viruses of Microorganisms
Contact for inquiry into ISVM-sponsored meetings.
See also non-ISVM-sponsored viruses of microorganisms meetings.