The International Virus Bioinformatics Meeting 2023


The 2023 International Virus Bioinformatics Meeting was held in Valencia, Spain, from 24–26 May 2023, attracting approximately 180 participants worldwide. The primary objective of the conference was to establish a dynamic scientific environment conducive to discussion, collaboration, and the generation of novel research ideas. As the first in-person event following the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the meeting facilitated highly interactive exchanges among attendees. It served as a pivotal gathering for gaining insights into the current status of virus bioinformatics research and engaging with leading researchers and emerging scientists. The event comprised eight invited talks, 19 contributed talks, and 74 poster presentations across eleven sessions spanning three days. Topics covered included machine learning, bacteriophages, virus discovery, virus classification, virus visualization, viral infection, viromics, molecular epidemiology, phylodynamic analysis, RNA viruses, viral sequence analysis, viral surveillance, and metagenomics. This report provides rewritten abstracts of the presentations, a summary of the key research findings, and highlights shared during the meeting.




Hufsky, F.; Abecasis, A.B.; Babaian, A.; Beck, S.; Brierley, L.; Dellicour, S.; Eggeling, C.; Elena, S.F.; Gieraths, U.; Ha, A.D.; Harvey, W.; Jones, T.C.; Lamkiewicz, K.; Lovate, G.L.; Lücking, D.; Machyna, M.; Nishimura, L.; Nocke, M.K.; Renard, B.Y.; Sakaguchi, S.; Sakellaridi, L.; Spangenberg, J.; Tarradas-Alemany, M.; Triebel, S.; Vakulenko, Y.; Wijesekara, R.Y.; González-Candelas, F.; Krautwurst, S.; Pérez-Cataluña, A.; Randazzo, W.; Sánchez, G.; Marz, M. The International Virus Bioinformatics Meeting 2023. Viruses 2023, 15, 2031.