The XXII International Poxvirus, Asfarvirus and Iridovirus Conference will be held at Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan from 26th May (arrival and reception) to 31st May (departure). Conference sessions will begin on the morning of 27th May and end with a banquet on the evening of 30th May.

The conference will bring together research scientists from around the world to share and discuss their latest findings on viruses within the Poxvirus, Asfarvirus and Iridovirus families—all of which are large DNA viruses that replicate in the cytoplasm of host cells. Some of these viruses have long been known to cause human and animal diseases and others have been modified for use as vectors for vaccinations or oncolytic agents to treat cancers.

The conference will cover various topics including virus entry, gene expression, DNA replication and virus assembly, genomics and proteomics, virus assembly and trafficking, viral structural biology, virus-host interactions, viral immunity and pathogenesis, therapeutics, vector and vaccine development, and oncolytic viruses in cancers. Conference participants are welcome to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations at the meeting. Registration and abstract submission will be open soon.



  • Abstract Submission Deadline                                      23:59 (GMT+8), February 26, 2018
  • Regular Registration Deadline                                      23:59 (GMT+8), February 26, 2018
  • Abstract Acceptance Notice                                          23:59 (GMT+8), March 26, 2018
  • Late Registration Deadline                                             23:59 (GMT+8), April 26, 2018
  • Conference Date                                                                  May 26-31, 2018 
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