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  • 8th International Conference of Virology
  • ESV is thrilled to announce a newly established partnership with World Society of Virology (WSV)
  • Online Symposium: COVID-19 pandemic: Current research and role of international collaboration 25 November 2020 11:00-15:15 (EET)
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ESV is thrilled to announce a newly established partnership with the World Society of Virology (WSV). Both parties have arranged to work together for more inclusive, open, friendly, collaborative, and scientifically stimulating future in Virology. Stay tuned for future mutual activities and events.

For more information on WSV:



All ESV members are welcomed to participate in the WSV 2025 conference organized by our new partner (World Society of Virology). The conference will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 6-8 May 2025.

For more information, please visit the conference website:


The Egyptian Society of Virology invites all professionals and industry members interested in Virology and related subjects in Egypt, Africa, Middle East and worldwide to participate in the 8th International Conference of Virology. The conference will be held in Stella de Marie Makady, Hurgada, Egypt on 15-18 November 2022 under the title: Viral Infections: One health challenges and solutions”. A workshop on “Nanopore sequencing for diagnosis of viral diseases” will be held on the sidelines of the conference in collaboration with Leipzig University for 15 selected junior participants.

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المؤتمر الدولى الثامن لجمعية الفيرولوجى المصرية

تتشرف جمعية الفيرولوجي المصرية بدعوة جميع المختصين والمهتمين بعلم الفيروسات والعلوم المتعلقة به في مصر وأفريقيا والشرق الأوسط والعالم للمشاركة في مؤتمرها الدولي الثامن والذي سينعقد في منتجع ستيلا دي ماري مكادي بمدينة الغردقة في 15-18 نوفمبر 2022 تحت عنوان: العدوي الفيروسية - التحديات والحلول من أجل صحة واحدة. وسوف تقام على هامش المؤتمر دورة تدريبية عن "استخدام تقنية التسلسل الجيني عن طريق الثقوب النانوية في تشخيص الأمراض الفيروسية" بالتعاون مع جامعة ليبزج بألمانيا لعدد 15 مشارك من شباب الباحثين.

لمزيد من المعلومات، قم بتحميل الفلاير الخاص بالمؤتمر من خلال هذا الرابط....

Online Symposium:

COVID-19 pandemic: Current research and

role of international collaboration

25 November 2020 11:00-15:15 (EET)

 Organized by the Egyptian Society of Virology and

University of Leipzig, Germany



Please register via the link, upon registration, a confirmation Email containing more information how to join the meeting will be sent to your Email.


Welcome note

Prof. Dr. Mohamed A. Shalaby

Professor of Virology & Immunology

Dept. of Virology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

President of the Egyptian Society of Virology

Member of the Egyptian National Committee of Biological Sciences- Academy of Scientific Research and Technology.

Alexander Von Humboldt fellow /Germany

Member of the Egyptian committee of respiratory viruses, Supreme council of university hospitals 


(GMT: 09:10-09:40)

The Evolving Architecture for International Outbreak Response

Prof. Dr. Daniel G. Bausch

Scientific Program Chair and President-Elect

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Director, UK Public Health Rapid Support Team - UK PHRST

Public Health England/London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

London, UK


Epidemiology of COVID19 in Egypt: an updated overview

Prof. Dr. Ghada Nasr Radwan

Professor of public health and Community medicine

Faculty of medicine Cairo university

Former Head of Ministry of Health and Population Technical Office


(GMT: 10:10-10:40)

Current Progress with COVID-19 Vaccines: Challenges and Hopes

Dr. Muhammad Munir

Biomedical and Life Sciences

Lancaster University, UK



General discussion (Questions via chat)





Influence of disease epidemics on control program of neglected infectious diseases

Mitali Chatterjee, MD PhD FNA FASc FNASc FAMS FRCP

JC Bose Fellow

Dept. of Pharmacology,

Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research
Kolkata, India



Point of need diagnostics: a missing gap in the fight against COVID-19

Dr. Ahmed Abd El Wahed
Institute of Animal Hygiene and Veterinary Public Health 
University of Leipzig, Germany

Guest Scientist at the German Primate Center and Uni Goettingen
Visiting Professor at the University of Cairo, Egypt


(Beijing: 19:45:20:15)

Field applicable molecular detection of COVID-19 using recombinase aided amplification (RAA) technique

Prof. Dr. Xuejun Ma 

Professor, Dean, Department of Core Facility

PI, National Health Commission (NHC) Key Laboratory of Medical Virology and Viral Diseases,

National institute for viral disease control and prevention

China CDC, Beijing, China





A case for field deployable, rapid molecular tests for COVID-19 surveillance: The Ghana experience

Dr. Michael Frimpong

Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana


Point of care testing: Egypt experience

Prof. Dr. Haitham M. Amer

Professor and Chairman

Virology Department 

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University

Giza, Egypt


General discussion (Questions via chat)



Final remarks

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Isothermal Amplification and Nanopore Sequencing as Rapid Methods for Outbreak Identification and Disease Control


Dr. Ahmed Abd El Wahed

University of Goettingen, Germany

Guest Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University

and the German Primate Center

July 29,2019

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The lecture discussed the use of innovative techniques like recombinase polymerase amplification assay (RPA) and nanopore sequencing to bring the diagnostic laboratory to the field. A mobile suitcase laboratory was designed and assembled for rapid, sensitive and simple detection of disease-causing pathogens in point-of-care settings. This laboratory includes a suitcase or glove-box for sample preparation and nucleic acid extraction, and a mobile suitcase for reverse transcription, amplification and detection using the RPA assay. The mobile laboratory was used for detection of Ebola virus in 928 oral swab samples in a local hospital in Matoto, Guinea. The assay has proved high sensitivity and specificity compared to real-time RT-PCR in just 30 min (15 min for RNA extraction and 15 min for RPA). The mobile laboratory was also used for identification of animal species in meat products as a tool to monitor meat adulteration. A rapid on-site detection system was developed for DNA of 6 animal species including cattle, sheep, pig, horse, chicken and turkey. The system included both monoplex and multiplex assays. Another portable system for point-of-need applications is nanopore sequencing using MinION. This system was used for serotyping of foot and mouth disease virus and differentiation of capripox viruses. The laboratory workflow of this system lasts only for 2 hours and 5 min and the entire time for sequencing does not exceed 5 hours. A bioinformatic background is not required due to the user-friendly interface of GENEIOUS as all steps of data processing are easy to execute and results are presented in a clear way as query-centric alignment. The lecture also focused on the lessons learnt from field application of these portable assays and units, which included: 1) logistics, 2) preparation of simple protocols, 3) availability of all required materials, 4) to have plan B, 5) acknowledging the people, 6) training the locals, 7) starting with 100% confident experiments, 8) avoiding much photos, 9) understanding the culture, 10) thinking globally but acting locally.


International Collaboration for Control

November 27 - 30, 2018 Desert Rose Resort, Hurghada, Egypt