Registration - ScanVir Virology Conference 2023

Welcome to the 2nd ScanVir virology conference 2023 in Tromsø 22nd to 24th of March

ScanVir is created for and by virologists and microbiologists in the Nordic countries. This will be the second ScanVir conference to be held. The first Scanvir was held in Turku, Finland in 2019. 

The scientific program for ScanVir 2023 covers a broad range of topics, from the new IVDR-regulation to metagenomics and emerging diseases, making the meeting relevant for virologists and microbiologists within multiple fields. 

ScanVir 2023 will be a great opportunity to meet colleagues from the Nordic countries and to visit the beautiful arctic city of Tromsø.

Final deadline for late registration NOK 5600 (3650 for stream) is 23.02.23.
An accepted abstract entitles the presenting author to the early bird registration fee and an extended registration deadline.


Title (link to abstract)
Corr. Author
A Serological Report on Bovine Herpes Virus Type 1 (BHV-1) in Mid Black Sea Region of Turkey: Traces from Cattle and Sheep local Herds
Ahmed Eisa Elhag Ibrahim
Characterizing the viral-host interaction changes of SARS-CoV-2 variants via BioID-MS
Sini Huuskonen
Correlate of protection against fatal COVID-19 among nursing home residents
Linnea Vikström
Detection and genetic characterization of tick-borne encephalitis virus from sylvatic rodents from north-eastern Poland
Martyna Krupińska
Detection and recovery of bacteriophage ΦX174 from filters and the effect of ZnO to inactivate microorganisms.
Lucia Gonzales Strömberg
Development of a translational pipeline for better comprehension of coronavirus mutational patterns and antibody escape
Milena Samojlović
Development of monoclonal antibodies as antiviral therapy against orthohantaviruses using the bank vole (Myodes glareolus) as a model organism
Janne Tynell
Discovery and characterisation of novel molecular mechanisms of bacterial innate antiviral immunity
Vasili Hauryliuk
Dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 spike-IgG throughout three Covid-19 vaccination regimens: a 21-month longitudinal study of 82 Norwegian healthcare workers
Marita Helen Augustinussen
Efficient and accurate whole-genome sequencing of HBV using Nanopore 
Johan Ringlander
High immune response and long-term persistence of anti-HBs antibodies after vaccination with a 3-antigen HBV vaccine compared to a single-antigen HBV vaccine in adults 
Timo Vesikari 
High-Throughput Drug Repurposing Screen for Antivirals Targeting Orthohantaviruses
Wanda Christ
Humoral and T cell-mediated immune responses to coronaviruses in Finnish adolescent and children
Laura Kakkola
HUNT-One Health project
Øyvind Øines
Isolation and Characterization of Bacteriophages from the Arctic
Sabuj Hosen
Isolation and characterization of the first Nordic giant virus found in Finland
Gabriel Magno de Freitas Almeida
Modeling bk polyomavirus infection in polarized renal epithelial cells
E. M. Lorentzen
Of course you would never publish in a predatory journal…or would you?
Henriette Christie Ertsås 
Promising results from a hepatitis E vaccine study in rural Bangladesh
Joakim Øverbø
Rapid blood clearance of phage K1F-GFP is mediated by the liver and executed by Kupffer cells and liver sinusoidal endothelial cells in collaboration 
Anett K. Larsen
Respiratory viruses above the arctic circle: 5-years of diagnostics in Northern Norway
Øyvind Trydal
Ribavirin therapeutic as a mutagen of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) genome in clinical samples
Nadina Wand
Secretome profiling of BK polyomavirus (BKPyV) infected cells: new clues to understand persistent BKPyV infection? 
Stian Henriksen
Seven classes of antiviral agents
Denis E. Kainov 
Sigmoid colon is implicated as an anatomic site linked to mechanisms causing incomplete immune recovery in people living with HIV 
Mari Kaarbø
Tannic acid driven antiviral functionality of cellulose fibers
Marjo Haapakoski
The dynamin-inhibitor dynasore blocks cytomegalovirus infection in primary mouse liver sinusoidal endothelial cells 
Ingelin Kyrrestad

Travel grants

We are delighted to let you know that The European Society for Clinical Virology (ESCV) has agreed to support the ScanVir 2023 meeting with three travel grants of 750€ each. Travel grant recipients must be (or become) ESCV members.

Please email your informal application to: &

Please include the following information:

Are you already or will become an ESCV member?
Why would you like to attend the ScanVir 2023 meeting?
The title of your abstract submitted (you can also send a copy of your abstract)

The Location

On a small island surrounded by majestic mountains and fjords you will find the city of Tromsø in Northern Norway. A small and vibrant city with majestic views, with the end of March being the perfect crossover between experiencing the golden, arctic sunlight by day and the possibility of catching the northern lights at night. 

Tromsø Airport Langnes is located approximately 5 km from the city centre. There are more than 10 daily flights from Oslo to Tromsø. The flight time is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes. 

Domestic flights

SAS, Widerøe, Norwegian and Flyr offer direct flights to Tromsø from several destinations in Norway.

International flights

Most international flights to Tromsø go via Oslo, but there are direct flights from London-Gatwick, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Helsinki, Copenhagen and Stockholm. 

Abstract submission

Abstracts should be in Word file format with maximum of 300 words and optional single figure or table. The structure should be: Introduction/Method/Results/Discussion. You may upload your abstracts here.

• Final round deadline for abstract consideration is the 23rd of February

• An accepted abstract, submitted up to and including this date entitles the presenting author to the early bird registration fee and an extended registration deadline.


Stay in the conference hotel, Scandic Ishavshotel right by the quayside in Tromso, the 'Paris of the North', and enjoy fantastic sea- and mountain views,  with easy access to down town Tromsø. A varied menu including fresh seafood is available at the hotel restaurant. 

In the morning, Scandic Ishavshotel are proud to offer a breakfast buffet which ranks among the best in the country, coming 3rd in Twinings Best Hotel Breakfast competition.

Preliminary Program

There's an engaging program with a wide variety of topics for the 22nd to the 24th of March in Tromsø.

Outdoor activities

Event sponsors

Terms & Conditions

We’ve made a short summary of the most important points regarding your registration for the ScanVir virology conference 2023.

Accommodation costs are not included in the conference registration fee. Attendees are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements. You may book your stay here.

Your registration is binding and non-refundable.

The full Terms & Conditions are listed in the registration form below.

Any questions regarding registration is to be sent via email to 

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