Aquatic Virus Workshop 10 (AVW10)が下記の日程で開催されます。
新型コロナウイルスの世界的な感染拡大の現状と今後の懸念から、当初予定（2021年2月）より日程が変更になりました。今回は記念すべき第10回のAVWとなります。海洋ウイルス学のパイオニアである、Corina Brussaard教授、Gunnar Bratbak教授の招待講演も予定されております。詳細は追ってホームページ等からご案内いたします。運営委員一同、会員の皆さまのふるってのご参加をお待ちしております。
Due to ongoing concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizing committee has decided to postpone the 10th Aquatic Virus Workshop (AVW10; originally scheduled for February 2021) to June 27-July 1, 2021. The venue is the Uji Campus of Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.
Invitation to AVW10
It is our great pleasure to invite you to join us in Kyoto, the ancient capital and one of the most historical places in Japan, for the 10th Aquatic Virus Workshop (AVW10). The AVW (originally “The Algal Virus Workshop”) started in Bergen, Norway, in 1998, by gathering a few but highly ambitious researchers over the world to discuss various aspects of algal viruses and to build an affable but strong scientific community. The following AVWs were held in Galway (2000), Hiroshima (2002), Amsterdam (2005), Vancouver (2008), Texel (2011), South-Florida (2014), Plymouth (2016), and Nebraska (2018). During the last two decades, our community has grown by receiving new colleagues and its scope has been widened to cover all aspects of various viruses in aquatic systems – from molecular to ecosystem aspects for the smallest viruses to giant ones.
The next AVW10 will be held in the Uji Campus of Kyoto University, located half an hour by train from the Kyoto Station. At this milestone workshop, we will have fascinating talks by leading aquatic virologists. Currently appointed invited speakers are from the founding members of the AVW:
Professor Corina Brussaard (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research/University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Professor Gunnar Bratbak (University of Bergen, Norway)
As members of the organizing committee, we would like to do our best to make this workshop a highly productive one, enhancing exchanges of ideas, discoveries and technologies, providing opportunities for participants to revisit old questions, and helping us to identify new directions and perspectives for the next 10 years to come. Most importantly, we aim to prepare nice nurturing environments for the scientists of the next generation through this AVW. In this regard, our motto is “Visiting Old, Learn New, and Nurturing the Young”. Young scientists (students, postdocs) are encouraged to actively join this exciting meeting.
We are looking forward to welcoming you “enthusiastic Aquatic Virologists”!!!
On behalf of the International Steering Committee and Domestic Organizing Committee of the AVW10,
Hiroyuki Ogata & Keizo Nagasaki