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…

Exciting final day in Indonesia!

It was a beautiful day! Today, the 30th of July, the final day of Viruskenner 2015 in Indonesia took place. 350 students from the tenth grade of senior high school 16 in Surabaya worked for 3 months on the project.…

Winners Viruskenner 2015 in the Netherlands

After 9 weeks of hard work, last wednesday was decided which groups were the Viruskenners 2015! Six schools have competed with each other from the beginning to the end and the best group per school presented their prevention tool for…

After movie kick-off Indonesia

The photos where already published, when we were still busy editing the movie… But now it is online too! Check this movie of the kick off of the Viruskenner project 2015 at SMA Negeri 16 in Surabaya, Indonesia. Enjoy!…

Dengue and Chikungunya in Our Backyard

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a public health grand round about chikungunya and dengue, two viruses that are spread by the tiger mosquito. This mosquito is also able to transmit other viruses, that are not involved in…

Start of the project in Indonesia!

Viruskenner has started with a wonderful kick-off on wednesday the 22nd of april! 350 pupils and the board and teachers of the secondary school SMA Negeri 16 in Surabaya were present. After all the students had filled in the questionnaire,…

Kick-off for secondary school students in the Netherlands

Wednesday the 15th of april Planet Virus 2015 has started in the Netherlands. All participating secondary students visited the Erasmus University in Rotterdam to listen to talks of young scientists. For example about ‘The life of a researcher’ and ‘A…

Viruskenner is expanding!

Planet Virus is celebrating their expansion! Why? Because we’ve got great news! The European Union has allocated a grant to Planet Virus. With this grant we can improve and expand the project. Last year we could include a primary school…

Welcome to Viruskenner

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…