Europic 2014 was held in Blankenberg, Belgium. The pier is without doubt the most attractive part of the town. The seafront consists of an endless row of apartments overlooking – in March at least – the cold, grey North Sea. It probably looks a whole lot better in the height of summer.
The meeting was – as usual – excellent. A good mix of talks from labs around the world, ample time to talk over dinner or a Leffe beer or two and an afternoon in the infinitely more attractive town of Bruge (Shoot first, Sightsee later).
Andrew Woodman, Fadi AlNaji and DJE presented current studies at the meeting on recombination in enteroviruses and identification of a virulent recombinant variant of deformed wing virus.