April 26, 2018

A World of Viruses: Exploding Diversity and Its Impact on Classification

Join us for this ICTV-sponsored Satellite Symposium at this year's ASV meeting, July 14, 2018, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

March 26, 2018

Marc van Regenmortel to be Honored

Professor Marc van Regenmortel, a past ICTV President and ICTV life member, will end his 20-year stint as Editor-in-Chief of Archives of Virology in August, 2018. To honor Marc’s service and celebrate his scientific achievements, the Medical University of Vienna and Springer, the publisher of Archives of Virology, are organizing a one-day scientific symposium on Friday, June 29th, 2018, at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. 

The full provisional program as well as details about registration (which is free) and contact emails can be found at http://www.springer.com/biomed/medical+microbiology/journal/705. Marc’s successor as Editor-in-Chief, Tim Skern, is the scientific organizer of the symposium.

March 12, 2018


The 2017 ICTV taxonomy (released March 12, 2018) is now available online at http://ictvonline.org/virusTaxonomy.asp.

  • The new ICTV Master Species List for 2017 is available for download as an Excel Spreadsheet.
  • A reference that can be used to cite the taxonomic changes is currently being prepared for publication in Archives of Virology.
  • Official taxonomy proposals representing all of the taxonomic changes approved by the ICTV since the publication of the ICTV 8th Report can be found here: http://talk.ictvonline.org/media/22/default.aspx/.

March 5, 2018

New 2018 Taxonomy Proposal Templates now available

New templates for submitting proposals for new taxonomy are now available from https://talk.ictvonline.org/files/taxonomy-proposal-templates/m/templates.To prepare and submit proposals, please download all three files and read the Help file for detailed information on the submission process.

The deadline for this year's proposal submissions to Subcommittee Chairs is Wednesday, June 6.

February 13, 2018

Why virus taxonomy is important

The article, "Why virus taxonomy is important", published in Microbiology Today by Stuart Siddell, ICTV Vice President, discusses the importance of virus taxonomy and its role in helping to define the evolutionary relationships between viruses and understand the consequences of virus diversity.

January 24, 2018


The ICTV Executive Committee has sent a set of new taxonomy proposals to the ICTV membership (Executive Committee members, Life members, Subcommittee members, Study Group Chairs, and National Representatives) for their approval. The deadline for ratification voting is February 23, 2018. Following successful ratification, proposals will become official taxonomy, and will be incorporated into the new, 2017 Master Species List.

January 2, 2018

26th National Conference of the Indian Virological Society

A meeting report provided by Andrew Davison on the 26th IVS meeting is available under the 'Meetings' section of this web site.

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