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Blog van Eric C.M. van Gorp

Blog Eric C.M. van Gorp - Professor in Virology and founder of the international Viruskenner project A warm welcome to all students participating in the 14th Viruskenner edition! Viruskenner; knowledge as antivirus. All new Viruskenner participants from Italy, Surinam and the Netherlands a very warm welcome from the Viruskenner team. [...]

November 30th, 2021|

How does mRNA vaccins work?

Are you wondering how the mRNA vaccins work? Check this short movie. COVID-19 mRNA vaccines deliver directions to make a protein that educates our immune system, so it will neutralize the virus in future encounters. The mRNA-containing lipid particles are taken up by specialized immune system cells.

November 15th, 2021|

The winners of Viruskenner are honoured during the Sciencemakers Awards!

Our winning students, who have participated in the Viruskenner project last year, have been mentioned on the ScienceMakers channels!! How great! Congratulations! Sciencemakers is THE PODIUM FOR YOUNG TALENT in science, technology and making. Competitions in the fields of science, technology and making take place every year throughout the Netherlands. [...]

November 12th, 2021|

Interview between Pfizer & Eric van Gorp

In this interview you will read about the collaboration between Eric van Gorp and Pfizer. They have developed a module that deals with antibiotic resistance. "Worldwide an important and increasing danger," Eric van Gorp tells us. He also explains the importance of transferring knowledge about infectious diseases. Eric believes that [...]

September 26th, 2021|


A new Edition of VIRUSKENNER is coming!! Last week the team got together again... and we expect another new great year. We can't wait for the new edition! Check out some new videos about mosquitoes under the tab learning materials.

September 24th, 2021|

Pictures from ITT Buonarroti!

It's been a month since Viruskenner's Final Day was... Time flies! We, as the Viruskenner team, hope that you all are doing well. Recently, we have received many nice and positive reactions, including these photos of the winning team from Trento, Italy. Do you remember the four students of ITT [...]

May 19th, 2021|


THE WINNERS OF VIRUSKENNER 2021 HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED !!! Congratulations everyone! Last Tuesday, April 20, the Finale Day of Viruskenner 2021 has taken place. This was another special edition the online live meeting was broadcasted from AV Brothers in Amersfoort . The classes from Italy, Suriname and the Netherlands followed [...]

April 23rd, 2021|


Last Tuesday, April 20, the International Final Day of Viruskenner 2021 has taken place. Another special edition, since the Finalday was broadcasted online via Zoom from the AV Brothers studio in Amersfoort. The classes from Italy, Suriname and the Netherlands followed the Live broadcast from home or from the school. [...]

April 21st, 2021|

(re)search, think, find, solutions

How could a COVID vaccine cause blood clots? Scientists race to investigate Researchers, as our virologist Eric van Gorp,  are searching for possible links between unusual clotting and the Oxford–AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. Read his interview and from other researchers in Nature:

April 12th, 2021|

Prevention is better than cure!

Every human being is at risk for infectious diseases. However, some are at higher risk to get sick from an infection. The current coronavirus pandemic shows how people with underlying diseases, healthcare workers but also travellers to areas with a higher prevalence are at higher risk to get infected with [...]

March 28th, 2021|

All the Masterclass Presentations are ONLINE!!

Do you need some additional information about your virus, check the Masterclass Presentations now! You can find the presentations via the Learning Materials tab. 

March 9th, 2021|

Covid-19 and how to avoid the next pandemic

Check out this interesting film.... As COVID-19 continues to spread, John Oliver discusses what could cause the next pandemic, what we can do to avoid it, and why you shouldn’t kiss pigs!!

March 8th, 2021|

Watch this movie!

Elton John and Michael Caine appeared in a new comic NHS video to encourage people to get vaccinated against Covid-19 and to show  the jab is easy and safe! Get vaccinated!

March 4th, 2021|

A new blog about raising knowledge, awareness and behavioural change from Eric van Gorp

Knowledge as Antivirus Knowledge as antivirus, the subtitle of the Viruskenner project is not just a phrase. The current coronavirus outbreak underlines that knowledge how to prevent infection is the cornerstone of prevention. In the Viruskenner program students learn about how to implement hygiene measures. It’s about knowledge, awareness and [...]

February 11th, 2021|

New Blog from one of the Coaches!!

Welcome to my Viruskenner blog!  My name is Kirby Tong-Minh and I am a medical doctor and researcher at Erasmus Medical Center. This year I am also a Viruskenner Coach.  My work primarily takes place at the emergency department. My research focusses on new blood tests to better predict which [...]

January 21st, 2021|
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