Welcome to the Swedish Society for Virology

The Swedish Society for Virology was founded in 2009 to provide a forum for all interested in virology, including clinical, pre-clinical, environmental, veterinary, plant and/or microbial (phage) virology. The aim of the Society is to promote the exchange of information and stimulate discussion and collaboration among scientists active in all aspects of virology.

The Society has from 2020 decided to launch “Pandemifonden” for the purpose of reaching out to the public with information regarding virus infections and pandemics, and also with the aim to raise funding that will strengthen Swedish research within virology, with the long-term goal to hinder pandemic caused by viruses in the future.

The society will present current information regarding upcoming events and meetings, grants, positions, and education opportunities. Contact webmaster if you want to announce for a meeting, positions, courses, jobs etc, that is related to virology.


Open positions

Senior lecturer / Associate Professor in Veterinary Virology, at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). For information and application see link.

Pandemifonden Awards 2022

2022 years awardee of Pandemifonden’s Sigvard Olofsson Award to Dr Annasara Lenman, Umeå University for her research about virus-host interactions, and Pandemifonden’s prize, with the generous support from Professor emerita Eva-Maria Fenyö, to Dr Leo Hanke, Karolinska Institute, for his research about emerging and re-emerging viruses.


Save the Date: 2nd ScanVir meeting, Tromsö, Norway, March 22-24, 2023 see link.
8th European Congress of Virology, Gdansk, Poland, May 4-7, 2023. Abstract deadline Feb 6 see link.
Save the Date: 20th Smögen Summer Symposium on Virology, August 24-26, 2023, which also this year has gathered excellent keynote speakers, including Emma Thomson, Glasgow, on hepatitis with unknown aetiology in children, Hugo Zeberg, Karolinska institutet, on gene flow from Neandertals impacting viral diseases, Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam, Karolinska Institutet, on antiviral responses and the impact of immunoglobulin germline variation, and Ralf Bartenschlager, Heidelberg, on molecular virology of HCV, as well as HBV, Flaviviruses and Coronaviruses. See link for more information.
World Society of Virology conference (WSV 2023), Riga, Latvia, June 15-17, 2023. See link for more information. Abstract Deadline March 15.