The International Society for Viruses of Microorganisms, or ISVM, is dedicated to the advancement of the science and utility of the viruses of microorganisms, a.k.a., VoMs — archaeal viruses, bacteriophages (or phages, the viruses of bacteria), the viruses of microbial eukaryotes.

ISVM sponsors academic meetings, provides information, and promotes communication pertaining to VoMs.

ISVM is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. Consider donating to support ISVM.

Upcoming ISVM-sponsored meetings, etc. … 2020 ISVM meeting, VoM 6, will be held in Portugal:

2018 ISVM VoM 5 (Wrocław, Poland) Travel Grant Winners:


Congratulations to Annika Gillis, Anna Sobieraj, Lucy L. Furfaro, and Modesto Redrejo Rodríguez

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For additional information:

      Overview / Introductory Statement

      Blogging (ISVM-associated blogs and social media)

      Resources (ISVM links list)

      Phage Monographs (list of over 100 phage books)

      Phage Bibliography (1965 onward, a 3,000+ page document)

      Viruses of Microorganisms-Emphasizing Companies