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A glimpse of VoM2022!

Welcome to Viruses of Microbes 2022!

The central theme of VoM 2022 is “the latest conquests on viruses of microbes”. This theme is allusive to the enormous scientific advances both in fundamental knowledge and biotechnological applications of viruses of microbes that we are recently witnessing and at the same time makes a parallel to the city of Guimarães, a symbol of the Portuguese conquests.

The meeting intends to spotlight the most recent advances in ecology and evolution of microbial viruses, virus structures and function, virus-host interaction, agro-food, veterinary and environmental biotechnology applications and phage therapy.

We believe that this will be of great interest to a wide-ranging audience, interested in both the fundamental and applied aspects of virus exploitation. Therefore, the meeting is organized into the following topics:

  • Ecology and evolution of microbial viruses
  • Virus structures and function
  • Virus-host interaction: overcoming cell barriers
  • Virus-host interaction: molecular mechanisms
  • Virus-host interaction: host defence and viral evasion mechanisms
  • Agro-food, veterinary and environmental biotechnology applications
  • Biotechnology applications in health care
  • Current state and latest developments of phage therapy

Besides the exciting scientific programme, several social evening activities will be happening in the beautiful city of Guimarães, one of Portugal’s UNESCO World Heritage of medieval origin, commonly referred as the “cradle of the nation”.

We sincerely hope that this conference will contribute to fruitful discussions around viruses of microbes and inspire and motivate young researchers in their early carriers.

We look forward to welcoming you in Guimarães, Portugal and we hope you will join us to make Viruses of Microbes 2022, a memorable event!

Joana & Madalena


  • Joana Azeredo

  • Madalena Pimentel


  • Carlos São-José

  • Krystyna Dabrowska

  • Rob Lavigne

  • Laurent Debarbieux

  • Ana Oliveira

  • Hugo Oliveira

  • Ivone M. Martins

  • Luís Melo

  • Diana Priscila Pires

  • Sílvio B. Santos

Scientific Committee

  • Andrew Kropinski University of Guelph, Canada

  • Ana Oliveira University of Minho, Portugal

  • Carlos São-José University of Lisbon, Portugal

  • Curtis Suttle The University of British Columbia, Canada

  • David Prangishvili Institute Pasteur, France

  • Diana Priscila Pires University of Minho, Portugal

  • Douwe van Sinderen University College Cork, Ireland

  • Hugo Oliveira University of Minho, Portugal

  • Ivone M. MartinsUniversity of Minho, Portugal

  • Joana AzeredoUniversity of Minho, Portugal

  • Jeremy Barr Monash University, Australia

  • Krystyna Dabrowska Polish Academy of Sciences | PAN, Poland

  • Laurent Debardieux Institute Pasteur, France

  • Luís Melo University of Minho, Portugal

  • Madalena PimentelUniversity of Lisbon, Portugal

  • Martha Clokie University of Leicester, UK

  • Martin Loessner ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • Peter Fineran The University of Otago, New Zeland

  • Pilar Garcia Spanish National Research Council, Spain

  • Rob Lavigne KU Leuven, Belgium

  • Ruth-Anne Sandaa University of Bergen, Norway

  • Sílvio Santos University of Minho, Portugal

  • Zuzanna Drulis-Kawa University of Wroclaw, Poland

We are anxious for welcome you at VoM2022.

We promiss to maintain all the event experience with all the quality and safety.

We are #Cleanandsafe.