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Viruskenner is mentioned in a news item of Trento, Italy!!

The news item highlights our project: Viruskenner is a globally recognized project, their aim is to bring science closer to young people and society, thereby using the power of communication and creativity. These tools are important to prevent the spread of old and new infectious diseases. The Buonarroti Institute in [...]

January 20th, 2021|

NEW BLOG written by Coach Danny Noack

Hello everyone! My name is Danny Noack and I am one of the Viruskenner Coaches this year. I studied Biomedical Sciences in Nijmegen and Utrecht. I am currently doing my PhD research project at the Department of Viroscience at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam. My PhD research is on the tropism of [...]

January 18th, 2021|

Hygiene, healthy lifestyle and vaccination

Hygiene, healthy lifestyle and vaccination are the cornerstones of infectious diseases prevention and control. This month the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the European Union started. Risk groups among which health care workers are among the first to be vaccinated.  By so doing the health care workers as well as the [...]

January 9th, 2021|

A new Blog from Coach Thomas Langerak

Hi everyone, my name is Thomas Langerak and I am one of the Viruskenner Coaches this year. I studied medicine and at the moment I am doing research at the Virology department of Erasmus MC. My research is in part focussing on a mechanism called antibody dependent enhancement. In this [...]

January 5th, 2021|

A new blog from Coach Leanne!!

Hello all!! Welcome to a new blog. This time from me, Leanne van Leeuwen. In this blog I will tell you something about myself and my work at the Department of Viroscience of the Erasmus Medical Center. In the midst of the first wave of the covid-19 pandemic, I started [...]

December 19th, 2020|

‘follow me’ for an impression of the VIROSCIENCE department

The Viruskenner edition 2021 edition is starting soon. Follow me to get an impression of the Viroscience department in the Erasmus MC. Here the medical doctors, virologists, researchers and medical students are working, taking care for our patients and working in science to find new treatment options and vaccines.  In the Viruskenner [...]

December 9th, 2020|

The international Viruskenner Erasmus program launched its first activity!

December 1st the international Viruskenner/ EU-Erasmus  program started with . Students from Italy and The Netherlands were very creative in designing a new logo. A jury selected the winning logo that officially will be used in all exchange activities during the term of the project, the coming two years. [...]

December 2nd, 2020|

Exposition photography duo LenS: Virus and host an Impossible Love

Two years ago LenS photography and the Cirion / Viruskenner foundation entered into an inspiring collaboration on the theme of virus infections. Over the past two years, this collaboration has resulted in a unique photo series. Several works have already been exhibited at international exhibitions, but now the entire [...]

October 22nd, 2020|

Viruskenner global, online final day!

The winners of Viruskenner 2020 have been announced! It was a very special edition in Viruskenner history. The project is more actual than ever. When we started this edition in all the countries last January, we were talking of a dangerous virus, far away. We couldn't imagine how it would [...]

July 6th, 2020|

Weekly Corona update worldwide 15 – 21 June

Our weekly update of the Corona news worldwide 15 - 21 June 2020   Asia: After an unprecedented increase in cases at a wholesale food market, Beijing is attempting to crush any new cases by implementing more testing, security checkpoints, school closures, and temperature checks. - Reuters According to the [...]

June 22nd, 2020|

Weekly Corona update worldwide 8 – 14 June

Our weekly update of the Corona news worldwide 8 - 14 June 2020   Europe: Even though coronavirus cases are increasing by 1,000 each day, Russia is suddenly lifting its strict lockdown restrictions. - New York Times In the Netherlands, mink farms infected with coronavirus pose a new threat to [...]

June 16th, 2020|

Weekly Corona update worldwide 1 – 7 June

Our weekly update of the Corona news worldwide 1 - 7 June 2020   Europe: Sanquin, the blood bank organisation, collected blood samples from May 10-20, revealing that 5.5% of Dutch blood donors have coronavirus antibodies. This is an increase from the 3% of the blood donors from April. - [...]

June 8th, 2020|

Weekly Corona update worldwide 25 – 31 May

Our weekly update of the Corona news worldwide 25 - 31 May 2020 Europe: Despite having faith in the lax response to the coronavirus pandemic, Sweden did not reach herd immunity in May. - NPR   Asia: Until a vaccine is out for COVID-19, the president of the Philippines schools [...]

June 3rd, 2020|

Weekly Corona update worldwide 18 – 24 May

Our weekly update of the Corona news worldwide 18 – 24 May 2020 Africa: Health workers in Tanzania think that the government is underestimating the true magnitude of the coronavirus outbreak in the country. The government refers to the deadly outbreak as “a security issue, not a public health issue”. [...]

May 26th, 2020|
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