Abstract Due Date
April 16 - May 31
June 1 – June 18
Welcome to AVW9
We invite you to participate in the 9th International Aquatic Virus Workshop (AVW9) to be hosted and held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, June 17-21, 2018. The Workshop provides a forum for the discussion of viruses infecting microbes and protists of aquatic systems in all parts of the planet. Our intention is to promote discussion and collaboration among the world’s leading scientists in many dimensions of virology, including virus discovery and characterization, as well as the role of viruses in aquatic ecosystems functioning. The AVW9 will honor one of the founding members, James L. Van Etten of the University of Nebraska, for his significant contributions to algal virology.
About the Workshop
What is the Aquatic Virus Workshop?
We welcome you as we craft yet another engaging Aquatic Virus Workshop where you will see old friends and meet new ones, be inspired by your colleagues’ significant contributions to virology, microbial ecology and aquatic systems of the Planet. We intend to make this AVW a wonderfully memorable experience. It is a truly exciting time to study aquatic viruses and we know that the AVW9 will be “the place” to share and learn about why this topic shares a full measure with the great sciences of our time. It is with great pride and a full heart that we welcome you to Lincoln and the AVW9.
Five Great Questions of Aquatic Virology
Our Guiding Principles
What is an aquatic virus?
How do aquatic viruses move?
How do aquatic viruses replicate?
What are the consequences of aquatic virus infections?
Why are aquatic viruses successful?
About The Location
The conference will be held on the campuses of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, adjacent to the dynamic downtown region of Lincoln. The University provides excellent infrastructure, including newly opened housing, dining and conference facilities. Social functions will be held in iconic venues including, Opening Reception at Morrill Hall and Jazz in June at the Sheldon Art Museum. Lincoln is well known for its cultural diversity, music, arts, restaurants and craft beer venues. It is also a great environment for pedestrians and cyclists. We welcome you to join us at the AVW9 in Lincoln.