Viruskenner is a competition for high school students interested in science, who wish to gain knowledge on (exotic) viruses. How do viral infections spread, what is their effect on the human and animal body, how do people get infected, and foremost: how to cure people or prevent them from falling ill?

Each year schools in the Netherlands, Suriname, Indonesia, Senegal and South Africa, consisting of over 1000 students, take part in the Viruskenner project! They are supported by Viruskenner coaches, who assist them wherever they can! Eventually, there will be several winners in each country, who will be announced during the official Viruskenner Final Day:

• Best solution design
• Best content
• Most innovative product
• Final Day Quiz winner

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Viruskenner 2017 Kick-Off in Indonesia

Yesterday was the day all students of SMA16 and the Viruskenner-Team looked so much forward to: the day that the Kick-Off of Viruskenner 2017 finally took place in Surabaya, Indonesia with all classes from X-MIA- classes. But not only the…

What does the Viruskenner team do more?

Are you wondering what the Viruskenner team of the Viroscience department in the Erasmus Medical Center does more, except organising Viruskenner? The Erasmus Magazine had an interview with Professor van Gorp. Read his story here!…

Final Day Viruskenner 2016 in Surabaya

May 23rd, the Final Day of Viruskenner 2016 in Surabaya, Indonesia, took place. This second year of the Viruskenner project at SMAN (high school) 16 was another success, with loads of information about the viruses and some outstanding movies. In…

Viruskenner kick-off in Indonesia!

Today, the 23rd of March, Viruskenner 2016 started in Indonesia! With an interesting program including speakers from Dr Soetomo Hospital in Surabaya as well as from the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam we introduced the current 10th grade students from…

Preparation of the kick-off in Surabaya

Yesterday the Viruskenner team arrived in Indonesia! Today they visited the high school, SMAN 16, to prepare the kick-off later this week. Wesley and Laura visited all 10th grade science classes to introduce the students in the project. This year…

Viral infection prevention movies from Indonesia

It has been a while ago, but these movies are really worth seeing! The students from SMAN 16 in Surabaya created these movies. On the 30th of July they presented them to the jury, their peer students and some Dutchies…
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