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Blog from Marlies!

Hi everyone, 2022…..a new year has started…a year full of chances. Chances for new developments, personal, at school, with friends…but also the chance to change your lifestyle. Eat the veggies your parents give you, take the stairs instead of the lift, wash your hands frequently, do your everyday workout and [...]

January 28th, 2022|

Blog Rory!

Hi everyone! My name is Rory de Vries, I am a virologist and workgroup leader at the Department of Viroscience, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam. I was a coach for several years in the beginning of Viruskenner (including two trips to generate awareness in Indonesia), and have been a panelist during the [...]

January 22nd, 2022|

Watch the video of WHO

We all can take control over our health & improve it! #HealthPromotion helps people to take control over & improve our own health. It is about supporting people to make healthy choices - choices that improve the well-being of people and the planet.

December 19th, 2021|

Blog from coach Eliza

Hi everyone! My name is Eliza and I am studying at the Erasmus university in Rotterdam to become a doctor.  I have now completed my bachelors degree and I will start my medical internship next year as part of my masters. In the meantime I’m one of the coaches of Viruskenner and I [...]

December 9th, 2021|

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|
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