Event Calendar » ECR Viromics Webinar Series

This webinar series is aimed at early career researchers studying viruses in complex communities. We open up a platform to present and discuss your research and get connected.

The ECR Viromics Webinar Series is jointly hosted by the Center of Microbiome Science at Ohio State University, the EVBC, and the NSF EMERGE Biology Integration Institute.

The webinar series will take place regularly on the second Wednesday of the month at 10 am EDT / 7 am PDT / 4 pm CEST.

(Registration is only necessary once. You will receive updates about upcoming speakers.)

See the website at OSU for short biographies of the speakers.

Recordings of some lectures are available upon request. If you want a lecture to be recorded, please contact us beforehand.


13 December 2023Luke Hillary
University of California, Davis, US
From lab to landscape: adapting RNA and DNA viromics to expand our understanding of the anthropogenic virosphere
08 November 2023Mark Paul Selda Rivarez
North Carolina State University, USA / Caraga State University, Philippines
Into the wild and digital: Virus hunting beyond the traditional
13 September 2023Sofia Medvedeva
Institut Pasteur, France
A global virome of methanogenic archaea highlights novel diversity and adaptations to the gut environment
12 July 2023Tom van der Most
Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands
Characterising the virome of Culex mosquitoes
14 June 2023Erin Harvey
The University of Sydney, Australia
The utility of phylogeny in virus discovery: Host association, taxonomy and disease potential
10 May 2023Jeroen Meijer
Utrecht University, Netherlands
Eco-evolutionary dynamics of massive, parallel bacteriophage outbreaks in compost communities
05 April 2023Ruonan Wu
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Unearthing Climate Impacts on Soil Viruses
08 March 2023Mohammadali Khan Mirzaei
Helmholtz Munich, Munich, Germany
Interrogating the virome-microbiome interactions to mitigate dysbiosis-associated diseases
11 January 2023Cormac M. Kinsella
Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands
Computational host discovery for stray viruses in the metagenomic age
14 December 2022Justine Charon
UMR INRA 1332 / University of Bordeaux, France
Investigating the protist biosphere: the current limits and how we can face them?
09 November 2022René Kallies
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH UFZ, Germany
Introduction to MuDoGeR – a pipeline to automatically recover and analyse (viral) genomes from metagenomes
12 October 2022Uri Neri
Tel Aviv University, Israel
RNA viruses in metatranscriptomes – dawn of a new age?
14 September 2022Daan Jansen
Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Community typing as a way to explore virome compositional changes in IBD patients
10 August 2022Elaine Luo
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
Viral diversity in the ocean
13 Jul 2022Janina Rahlff
Linneaus University, Sweden
Dwelling in the ocean’s skin: lessons learned from studying viruses at the air-sea boundary
08 Jun 2022Ahmed Zayed
Ohio State University, USA
Ecology and evolutionary origins of the Global Ocean RNA virome
11 May 2022

9:15–11:45 EDT / 6:15–8:45 PDT / 15:15–17:45 CEST
5th International Viromics Workshop: Viromics mini-Symposium9:15 – 9:45 Viromics overview (Simon Roux)
9:45 – 10:15 Oceans overview (Ahmed Zayed)
10:45 – 11:15 Soils overview (Joanne Emerson)
11:15 – 11:45 Host-associated overview (plants, insect, animal) (Arvind Varsani)
13 Apr 2022Rotem Sorek
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
The immune system of bacteria: Beyond CRISPR
16 Mar 2022Florian Pfaff
Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Germany
Virus discovery now and then – from Koch’s postulate to browsing viruses in the internet
09 Feb 2022Ann Gregory
Ohio State University, United States
Growing opportunities for studying microdiversity in viral ecology