• snow angel

    Because the study of viruses matters to all of us.

    Viral diseases represent some of the most devastating and fearful threats to human health and well-being (e.g., HIV/AIDS, Ebola, SARS, Pandemic Flu).

  • father and son

    Because the study of viruses matters to all of us.

    The conquering and eradication of certain viral diseases through vaccination represent some of the greatest achievements in modern biomedical research (Polio, Smallpox).

  • woman on a bench

    Because the study of viruses matters to all of us.

    The role of viruses in diseases such as cancer, chronic fatigue, neurological diseases remains underappreciated.

  • baby

    Because the study of viruses matters to all of us.

    The impact of viruses of plants and insects also are underappreciated for how they impact society and the global economy.

  • a boy and a dog

    Because the study of viruses matters to all of us.

    Viruses have been used as tools for therapeutic applications and probes for understanding fundamental aspects of biological processes in cells.

  • young man

    Because the study of viruses matters to all of us.

    Viral diseases represent some of the most devastating and fearful threats to human health and well-being (e.g., HIV/AIDS, Ebola, SARS, Pandemic Flu).

  • mother and child

    Because the study of viruses matters to all of us.

    The role of viruses in diseases such as cancer, chronic fatigue, neurological diseases remains underappreciated.

  • couple hugging

    Because the study of viruses matters to all of us.

    The impact of viruses of plants and insects also are underappreciated for how they impact society and the global economy.

  • senior woman playing cards

    Because the study of viruses matters to all of us.

    Viruses have been used as tools for therapeutic applications and probes for understanding fundamental aspects of biological processes in cells.

The Institute for Molecular Virology (IMV) seeks to improve the health of the citizens of Minnesota through education, outreach, and research (basic, clinical, translational).  The IMV unites virus researchers from across the University of Minnesota in a strategic manner to enhance the mission and goals of the IMV.

Save the Dates!

Note on the 2020 IMV Symposium: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 IMV Symposium, scheduled for May 13th, 2020, is being re-configured into a 'virtual' symposium that will be focused on COVID-19, with the theme "Minnesota's Response to COVID-19". The hope is that this will be a broadly-based event, covering aspects related to pandemic preparedness, epidemiology and surveillance, clinical science, diagnostics, and basic research.

*** IMV Special Event: 'Minnesota's Response to COVID-19' ***
The 2020 IMV Symposium, scheduled for May 13th, 2020, is being re-configured into a 'virtual' symposium that will be focused on COVID-19, with the theme "Minnesota's Response to COVID-19". The hope is that this will be a broadly-based event, covering aspects related to pandemic preparedness, epidemiology and surveillance, clinical science, diagnostics, and basic research. Register here.

The 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology has been cancelled
For more information, see ASV 2020.

The 8th Annual 'Wisc-e-sota' Symposium is still tentatively scheduled
Thursday evening, September 17th, and Friday, September 18th, 2020, at the Radisson Hotel in downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin.

About the IMV icon

Read about bacteriophage phi 29 and why it matters.

IMV Timeline

Explore nearly a century's worth of discovery in the field of virology at the University of Minnesota.

TWiV

Listen to the This Week in Virology netcast from professor Vincent Racaniello.

Nobel Laureates and the Nobel Prize

Impact of Virus Research on the Health Sciences: Nobel Laureates and the Nobel Prize

Research in the Spotlight

To highlight the work being done by IMV researchers, we regularly feature the efforts being made by one of our investigators. Read more to discover the advancements they are making in the area of virus research.