EBV Association

Welcome to the EBV Association

Epstein-Barr Virus Association logoThe EBV Association promotes and stimulates the exchange of ideas, knowledge and research materials among research workers throughout the world who study the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and related diseases.

We achieve our aim primarily through the organization of an International Symposium on EBV research every two years and workshops whenever necessary. This encourages cooperative activities between institutions, organizations and societies which have interests in common relating to basic and applied research on EBV and associated diseases



We are sad to announce the recent passing of Professor Thomas Tursz in April 2017. Thomas was a major figure during the early years of EBV research, making important contributions to our understanding of the biology and immunology of the virus. Please see the following link for more information:

Thomas Tursz

We are sad to announce the passing of Professor Martin Allday in May 2017 and Professor David Thorley-Lawson in June 2017. They both made outstanding contributions to our understanding of EBV biology and pathogeneiss and will be greatly missed. Please see the following links for more information:

Martin Allday

David Thorley-Lawson


Upcoming Meetings

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The International Symposium on EBV and KSHV  

28th July-1st August 2018  


Madison, Wisconsin, USA



New Perspectives on the Virus-Host Interplay in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma and Their Impact on Diagnosis and Therapeutic Interventions


Date: June 24-29, 2018


Conference Site:  Hong Kong University Science and Technology, Hong Kong


Website: https://www.grc.org/nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-conference/2018/





Prof Michelle J West

Secretary of the EBV Asociation
Professor of Tumour Virology
School of Life Sciences
University of Sussex
East Sussex
E m.j.west@sussex.ac.uk
T + 44 (0)1273 678404

For admin enquiries and to advertise job vacancies please contact:
Fiona Hurd
Research Coordinator
E f.hurd@sussex.ac.uk
T + 44 (0)1273 872731