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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 seed of a scientific community. The following AVWs were held in Galway in Ireland (2000), Hiroshima in Japan (2002), Amsterdam in The Netherlands (2005), Vancouver in Canada (2008), Texel in The Netherlands (2011), South-Florida in the US (2014), Plymouth in UK (2016), and the latest one in Nebraska in the US (2018), where it was rousingly agreed to hold the next AVW in Japan. During the last two decades and through this series of meetings, the 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 gigantic ones.
The AVW10 will be held at the Uji Campus of Kyoto University, located half an hour by train from the Kyoto city. At this milestone workshop, we will have invited-talks by leading scientists including the founding members of the AVW. Needless to say, young scientists are warmly encouraged to actively join the meeting. 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 to revisit old questions, and helping us to identify new directions and perspectives for the next decade to come. Most importantly, we aim to build up 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".
Your hosts - Hiroyuki Ogata and Keizo Nagasaki
- Hiroyuki Ogata
- Keizo Nagasaki
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)
- Dr. Corina Brussaard
- Dr. Gunnar Bratbak