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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: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00940-0

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! https://en.viruskenner.nl/e-learning/learning-materials/presentations/ 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.... 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!!

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! https://youtu.be/CjzZOM6kGZg

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|

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|
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