Risks rodent borne diseases in Paris

The Paris city council has set up a special campaign. The inhabitants have to go on a rat hunt. Literally. Among other things, they are obliged to use rat poison and set rat traps. If they refuse, they can get…

Viruskenner trailer!

Viruskenner 2019 is a wrap! What a beautiful edition. Enjoy the fresh Viruskenner trailer!…

Final day Viruskenner primary school The Netherlands

Ten years ago Viruskenner started as a pilot at just one Dutch primary school, ‘De Triangel’. Ten years later Viruskenner is active in Suriname, Indonesia, Italy, The Netherlands and still has the great pleasure to work with the school where…

Final day Viruskenner primary school Suriname

s said, this year, April is ‘the month’ of Viruskenner final days. We shared pictures and a short compilation of the Viruskenner final day at high school Arthur A. Hoogendoorn Atheneum before, but here are the pictures of the finale…

Final days Viruskenner Suriname

This year, April is ‘the month’ of Viruskenner final days. Last week were the final days in Suriname and Italy. It’s always a joy to visit Arthur A. Hoogendoorn Lyceum: the teachers, the students and the inspiring school as you…

Final day Viruskenner Italy

Friday the 5th of April it was time for the finale of Viruskenner at Istituto Tecnico Tecnologico Buonarroti-Pozzo in Trento, Italy. It was the very first Italian edition and an impressive one! As in The Netherlands, Suriname and Indonesia, the…

Kick-off primary school ‘De Triangel’ in The Netherlands!

Today Viruskenner kicked off at primary school ‘De Triangel’ in the Netherlands! The participants got SOA-classes and all the ins and outs about viruses and transmission routes. A special note: ‘De Triangel’ was the very first school that participated in…

Viruskenner coach Rory de Vries (virologist) wins prize

Viruskenner is very proud of Viruskenner coach Rory de Vries! He was awarded the Dutch Beijerinck prize for virology: “The Beijerinck prize promotes virology-oriented science. This prize is given out in commemoration of Martinus Willem Beijerinck, the “father of virology”,…

Kick-offs in Suriname!

A flying start for Viruskenner at primary and secondary schools in Suriname this week! During the kick-off the participants got all the ins and outs about the project, viruses and transmission routes and existing communication tools. Now they are going…

Great masterclass in Rotterdam!

Still thrilled by the live masterclass in Erasmus Medical Centre last week on 17 January in Rotterdam! During the masterclass Dutch participants from high schools get classes from young doctors and researchers about their study, viruses, transmission routes, but also…

The first Italian kick-off!

Viruskenner @ ITT Buonarroti Pozzo Viruskenner has kicked off its first Italian edition at ITT Buonarroti Pozzo in Trento! It was a great welcome with the involved teachers and good questions from the participants. What happens during a live Viruskenner…

Questions during the project?

The Viruskenner website   At the Viruskenner website you can find news, blogs, information about previous editions and the Learning tools with specific information about viruses and transmission routes. In addition, there is a forum for high school students. Viruskenner…

Blog coach Carolien | Measles

Natural measles infection whips-out your immunological memory A four-fold increase in number of measles cases was reported in Europe in 2017 and was largely due to people refusing to be vaccinated (https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k795). Measles symptoms include runny nose, cough, high fever,…

Viruskenner in Trento

Viruskenner goes to Italy! In the previous editions Viruskenner has been active in four countries: Surinam, Indonesia, Senegal and The Netherlands. This year Istituto Tecnico Tecnologico Buonarroti-Pozzo in Trento, Italy will also join the project. We are very much looking…

Blog Eric van Gorp | Viruskenner 2019

A new year, a new edition Knowledge as an antidote This year around 1500 students in Suriname, Indonesia, Italy and the Netherlands will participate in and join the Viruskenner community. November 13, 2018 was the kick off of the Dutch…

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…