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Dutch Annual Virology Symposium (DAVS)

5 March 2021 from 10:00 to 17:00 hrs
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The Dutch Annual Virology Symposium (DAVS) offers young and established virologists a platform to present their research.


  • keynote speaker
  • oral presentations (15-20 min.)
  • poster presentation pitches (3 min.)
  • breakout and meet the speaker sessions
  • presentation of the 2020 and 2021 KNAW Beijerinck Premium to outstanding young virologists, followed by lectures by the laureates
  • presentation of the 2021 M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize, followed by keynote lecture by the laureate

Call for abstracts

You are kindly invited to submit your abstract by email to . Please indicate whether you would like to give an oral presentation, or a poster presentation. Please include institute, title and authors (underlining the name of the presenter) in your abstract (300 words max.).

The deadline for submissions is 25 January 2021.

More information and registration

For more information, contact Jolanda Pel, , +31 6 4643 8500

You are most welcome to this online symposium. Participation is free, but registration is required. You can register by submitting the online form.


The symposium will be held under the auspices of the Royal Dutch Society for Microbiology (KNVM) and is supported by the Beijerinck Virology Fund (BVF).

Organising committee

Monique van Oers
Jolanda Smit
Emmanuel Wiertz
Raoul de Groot