WSV serves as a platform to bring together virologists regardless of their current location. By offering access to resources that virologists may not have in their current country. Including access to calls for funding opportunities, bioinformatic databases, and resources for career development. In today’s world, International collaboration and access to international resources is essential for the future of all science disciplines. WSV is engaging in the task to help achieve connections worldwide to help enhance the field of virology. I encourage all virologists to join in the efforts to connect Virologists worldwide.
I give my full support to the World Society for Virology. It is an excellent initiative at a very opportune time for virology research. Never more than before has virology research needed a global reach such as the one provided by the World Society for Virology. It is vital that we as virologists unite in one global society that is free for all. This will help to facilitate networking and develop collaborative links while helping to supporting research in the developing world. I give my full support to this society and encourage all other virologists to join.
I welcome the WSV initiative as a hub for virologists worldwide. Being designed to address everybody with no restriction based on income or location it fits well with the mandate of the ICGEB – International Centre of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (www.icgeb.org), which is to provide a Centre of excellence for research, training and technology transfer to industry in the field of biotechnology to promote sustainable global development. Activities related to Virology, including grants, meetings and fellowships offered by the ICGEB will therefore become available to the wide audience of WSV.
All are aware that WSV has been created this year with aims to develop a global Networking of the Virologists to promote the subject academically as well as many other reasons. The society has reflected an amazing pace of expansion, its acceptance in countries globally and its influence on the quality, nature and direction of research. Surely, it is an excellent platform and in view of the worldwide representation makes it most desirable & offering much that motivates experts from different backgrounds, in serving the society. Also objectively discussing on Virology as a subject of science by the WSV members from academia, industry and Government, whether independently or jointly, will yield excellently.
The World Society of Virology is a global initiative that unites virologists from all around the world. The wide audience coverage, which contributes to the professionalism of participants, allows this organization to share experience in developing drugs against various viral diseases, producing vaccines against them, as well as knowledge in the field of molecular biology of viruses.
WSV is designed to make science international and the results of research – accessible to every specialist, regardless of his place of residence, nationality and political convictions.
I hope this new community will help each of us to solve fundamental and applied problems of virology.
I believe a World Society for Virology is important for networking scientists from all over the world to facilitate research on this important aspect that poses a big threat to public health. Also the cross-sectorial collaboration is essential in virology, a Society that will bring together virologists working with animal and plant viruses with virologists working with human viruses. This will facilitate and move forward the important One-Health idea.
Microbiology Department of the School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece
The concept of the World Society for Virology is one that should be fully supported. As scientists and virologists, it is to our benefit to collaborate, share ideas, and develop constructive relationships that will advance the field of virology. Unfortunately, in some cases this cannot easily happen due to constraints related to geographical location and funding. The core goal of WSV is much needed to supplement many of the amazing regional virology societies that exist, as it overcomes the impediments of location and funding by making a truly open and free society, and provides a potential platform for collaboration across multiple regional societies.
I believe that the WSV will help in making modern and relevant science more accessible to research and public health stakeholders / decision makers through position papers. It will also help in constituting a platform for study, research and collaboration in Virology. In addition, the WSV will help in enhancing: health education regarding infectious viral diseases, joint research among virologists and training of professionals in virology.
I think that the World Society for Virology should develop activities aimed at solving key problems for humanity related to health, food, and the environment. It should promote the formation of relay generation through courses and training to which individuals from countries with less resources can also access, and create networks to know the opportunities of work in our area.
The World Society for Virology (WSV) is the first organization aiming to connect all people studying viruses around the globe, not matter where they work and what their favourite viruses are. The WSV will not only benefit virologists worldwide, but will also strengthen the field of virology as a whole in multifaceted and exciting new ways. I encourage every scientist interested in viruses to join in!