The first annual meeting of the National Institute of Virology and Bacteriology
The National Institute of Virology and Bacteriology (NIVB) aims to connect researchers and improve the coordination of their capacities in tackling emerging epidemics. The first scientific conference NIVB Meeting 2022, taking place from 30 November to 2 December 2022 in Kutná Hora, is an opportunity for participating teams to meet, discuss excellent science, establish collaborations, and introduce the project to the members of the newly established International Science Advisory Board.
The primary objective of NIVB is to mediate the cooperation among the 28 participating research teams from 8 Czech research institutions: Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Institute of Molecular Genetic, and Biological Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Masaryk University in Brno, the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, and Palacký University in Olomouc.
The research interests of the participating groups can be broadly assigned into the programs of (1) pathogen-host interactions, (2) immunity against viruses and bacteria, and (3) treatments for viral and bacterial infections
This conference is a pioneering endeavor, the first meeting that bridges the virology and bacteriology communities in the Czech Republic. While the research interests of all the participating groups are focused on virology and bacteriology, the contributing laboratories are very diverse in the research methodologies they employ. Therefore, the meeting has the potential to enable the establishment of new scientific collaborations among the participating teams, which is the main objective of NIVB
NIVB Meeting 2022 has the ambition to launch a new series of annual meetings on virology and bacteriology and aims at informing wider scientific community about new development, trends and issues in these scientific fields.
- The conference issue is available at: www.ccsss.cz/index.php/ccsss.
- See the National Institute of Virology and Bacteriology homepage: www.nivb.cz.
The project National Institute of Virology and Bacteriology (Programme EXCELES, No. LX22NPO5103) is funded by the European Union Recovery and Resilience Facility.