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 5000 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

Learn more >>

Viruses exist globally, but the Viruskenner team operates globally as well! Our reporter Valéry has been busy answering the questions below with the help of researchers and doctors from all over the world. Watch this video and go through the Learning tools to learn more about viruses and transmission routes. Will you help us fighting infectious diseases?

Leermaterialen

Virussen komen wereldwijd voor. Het Viruskenner-team is ook wereldwijd actief. Onze reporter Valéry is bezig geweest om belangrijke vragen over virussen te beantwoorden met behulp van onderzoekers en dokters van over de hele wereld. Help jij ons met het bestrijden van infectieziekten? Bekijk dan eerst het leermateriaal!

HIV Next Gen this summer in Amsterdam | Be there!

A very special, inspirational, fun occasion   Are you between the ages of 15-21 and passionate about contributing to the global fight to end HIV/AIDS? Join HIV Next Generation, a FREE workshop designed for the next generation of leaders in…

New blog coach Carolien: The recent Ebola outbreak

The recent Ebola outbreak asks for creative solutions   As a virus-fighter I follow the news about the recent Ebola outbreak in Congo with special interest, since I was involved in training specialized research teams to fight the previous Ebola…

Blog: Viruskenner Finals in Indonesia!

This month, at April 16, the Viruskenner final day at high school SMA 16 in Surabaya was organised by the international Viruskenner team.  Around 300 Indonesian students learned how viruses spread and may lead to infection and disease, shared knowledge…