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Kick-off Viruskenner Indonesia 2018 in the newspapers!

Kick-off Viruskenner Viruskenner Indonesia kicked off this week at SMA Negeri 16 in Surabaya! 300 enthusiastic students, their teachers, doctors of RSUD Dr. Soetomo and 3 Viruskenner coaches from Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands where there! Viruskenner in the newspapers The newspapers Bhirawa Paper and Jawa Pos publicated articles [...]

January 26th, 2018|

Blog Eric van Gorp: Why Viruskenner?

Why Viruskenner? Infectious diseases, old and new, can suddenly appear and cause an outbreak (epidemic or pandemic). Important examples are Ebola, Chikungunya, Zika and Yellow fever virus. Unfortunately, we do not yet have treatment for most new virus infections and developing a vaccine takes time. The slogan 'prevention is better [...]

January 23rd, 2018|

Blog coach Carolien: Dutch television & scientific adventure Australia

Hi virus-fighters! My name is Carolien van de Sandt, a researcher from the Viroscience department of the ErasmusMC and a Planet Virus coach for the last couple of years. This year I will start a new adventure in Melbourne (Australia) where I will study how our immune system develops over [...]

January 17th, 2018|

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 students and Viruskenner-team were there, many of the teachers and [...]

February 9th, 2017|

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!

July 19th, 2016|

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 the last eight weeks, students worked together on one of [...]

May 23rd, 2016|

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 high school SMA Negeri 16 in the field of viruses. [...]

March 23rd, 2016|

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 5 residents from the Internal Medicine Department from Dr Soetomo [...]

March 21st, 2016|

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 from the Viruskenner team. But we would really like to [...]

September 4th, 2015|

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. And the results were amazing. From all ten classes, that [...]

July 30th, 2015|

Sickness comes on horseback, but departs on foot

“Sickness comes on horseback, but departs on foot” is an old Dutch saying what is so true for neurological infectious diseases. Most of the times you are healthy one day and you have a life treathening illness the next day. That was the case with the older lady I saw [...]

June 21st, 2015|

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 a specific virus on the Final Day. Johannes Fontanus College [...]

June 19th, 2015|

Even veterinarians can get ill

For this blog, I would like to continue on the topic that Wesley de Jong started in his last blog on the 30th of April 'Medical doctors become sick as well' and would like to add that apparently even veterinarians get ill. So it seems that no one is spared [...]

June 9th, 2015|

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! https://youtu.be/T7dI4XAuXec

May 27th, 2015|