Viruses of Microbes 2024

Starts:  Jul 15, 2024 09:00 (AEST)
Ends:  Jul 19, 2024 17:00 (AEST)

This series of biannual conferences is dedicated to the advancement of the fields of viruses of microorganisms, including bacteriophages (or phages, the viruses of bacteria), archaeal viruses, and viruses of microbial eukaryotes.

The VoM 2024 meeting is a five-day scientific conference running from the 15th-19th of July, 2024. The theme for VoM 2024 will be ‘Expanding our viral frontiers’, which references both the rapid expansion we are witnessing within our field, along with the expansion of the VoM meeting outside of Europe for the very first time.

Our meeting will be held at the Cairns Convention Centre in the tropical tourist destination of Cairns, Australia. Situated on the shore of the Great Barrier Reef and surrounded by the Daintree Rainforest, Cairns is a stunning location to host a scientific conference.

The meeting will highlight the most recent advances in microbial virus research and applications. Our meeting will be of interest to a wide-ranging audience, interested in both the fundamental and applied research, organised into the following topics:

  • Ecology and evolution of microbial viruses
  • Virus-host interactions
  • Phage therapy
  • Viral structure and function
  • Bioinformatics and AI applications
  • Archaeal and Eukaryotic viruses
  • Microbiome and systems virology
  • Bacterial immune systems and viral defence
  • Synthetic virology
  • Early-Career Researcher (ECR) spotlight session

We look forward to welcoming you to Cairns, Australia and hope that you will join us for Viruses of Microbes 2024!


Cairns Convention Centre
Cnr Wharf & Sheridan Streets
Cairns, QLD 4200