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 [...]
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Check out this interesting film.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v-U3K1sw9U 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!!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Last Monday, January 11, we successfully launched the Viruskenner Kick-off 2021. Students and teachers from ITT Buonarroti and Keizer Karel College participated in a journey through the landscape of infectious diseases. The zoom session was directed by Valéry van Gorp. In the first hour, there was an informative program for [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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. [...]
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 [...]