2018

August 27, 2018

Expedited Ratification

There will be an expedited ratification of a selected set of taxonomic proposals that were discussed during the 49th meeting of the ICTV Executive Committee (EC49) in Singapore in July 2017, and approved during EC50 in Washington DC in July 2018. These proposals are available in the Ratification section of the ICTV web site. Ratification of all other proposals approved during EC50 will take place as usual, next spring.


July 7, 2018

Keeping up with virus taxonomy

The blog Microbe Post, from the Microbiology Society is now highlighting ICTV Profiles published in the Journal of General Virology.

July 5, 2018

The Global Virome – the Scope, Causes and Consequences of Viral Diversity

The Microbiology Society annual conference held in Birmingham (UK) on 10-13 April 2018 featured an all-day symposium and half-day workshop on the global virome. A report from the conference is available in the Meetings section of the ICTV web site.


July 3, 2018

Marc van Regenmortel Honored

Professor Marc van Regenmortel, a past ICTV President and ICTV life member was honored with a symposium held on the 29th of June, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. A report from the Symposium is available in the Meetings section of the ICTV web site.


July 3, 2018

Proposals Under Consideration

Taxonomic proposals submitted over the past year will be reviewed by the ICTV Executive Committee during its 50th annual meeting to be held in Washington DC, July 11-13, 2018. Proposals under consideration can be viewed in the Files section of this site.


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

ICTV 2017 Taxonomy

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

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

Ratification

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.