World Polio Day #Endpolio

Today is World Polio Day According to World Health Organization: ‘Thanks to two safe, effective vaccines, cases of polio have fallen by 99% since the 1980s. Find out why both vaccines have a role to play to end polio for…

Teaser HIV Next Gen

Looking back on a beautiful first edition of HIV Next Gen in Amsterdam! Enjoy the fresh teaser.  …

HIV Next Gen 2018 is a WRAP!

HIV Next Gen 2018 is a WRAP!  Looking back on a super exciting 3 day event, with great speakers, theatre and above all beautiful, inspiring participants from all corners of the world!  Thank you all! HIV Next Gen is related…

HIV Next Gen 1 day left!

SEE YOU THERE 🎗️   YEAH! Tomorrow we will kick off: HIV Next Gen! Looking forward to an exciting 3 day event in Hotel Casa Amsterdam with inspring talks of beautiful change makers, cool activities in Amsterdam and meeting everyone…

HIV Next Gen this summer in Amsterdam | Be there!

A very special, inspirational, fun occasion   Are you between the ages of 15-21 and passionate about contributing to the global fight to end HIV/AIDS? Join HIV Next Generation, a FREE workshop designed for the next generation of leaders in…

Blog: Viruskenner Finals in Indonesia!

This month, at April 16, the Viruskenner final day at high school SMA 16 in Surabaya was organised by the international Viruskenner team.  Around 300 Indonesian students learned how viruses spread and may lead to infection and disease, shared knowledge…

New blog coach Carolien from Australia!

A true virus-fighter thinks outside the box   When you start a new job you always meet new people, that is where I met Samantha Grimley, a Postdoctoral researcher at the Peter Doherty Institute in Melbourne. Samantha studies the HIV,…

Norovirus Sidelines Security Staff at Pyeongchang Olympics

Olympic officials are scrambling to contain an outbreak of the norovirus that has sickened dozens of security guards days ahead of the official kickoff of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games. Around 1,200 security staff members have been kept in their…

Kick-offs Viruskenner in Suriname!

Viruskenner kicked off at primary and secondary schools in Suriname! After the kick-off of the 64 schools in The Netherlands and the start this week at SMA Negeri in Indonesia, it was time for the start of Viruskenner in Suriname.…

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…

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…

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…

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!…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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!…

Dengue and Chikungunya in Our Backyard

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a public health grand round about chikungunya and dengue, two viruses that are spread by the tiger mosquito. This mosquito is also able to transmit other viruses, that are not involved in…

Start of the project in Indonesia!

Viruskenner has started with a wonderful kick-off on wednesday the 22nd of april! 350 pupils and the board and teachers of the secondary school SMA Negeri 16 in Surabaya were present. After all the students had filled in the questionnaire,…

Kick-off for secondary school students in the Netherlands

Wednesday the 15th of april Planet Virus 2015 has started in the Netherlands. All participating secondary students visited the Erasmus University in Rotterdam to listen to talks of young scientists. For example about ‘The life of a researcher’ and ‘A…

Viruskenner is expanding!

Planet Virus is celebrating their expansion! Why? Because we’ve got great news! The European Union has allocated a grant to Planet Virus. With this grant we can improve and expand the project. Last year we could include a primary school…

Welcome to Viruskenner

Viruskenner is a competition for high school students interested in science, who wish to gain knowledge on (exotic) viruses. How do viral infections spread, what is their effect on the human and animal body, how do people get infected, and…