Mathis Funk from the Viroscience Department received a NOW-XS grant for his research about ‘Unveiling a new mechanism underlying the rapid evolution of Influenza viruses’. What is this research all about?
Are you going on holiday soon and would you like to contribute to scientific research on mosquito-borne infectious diseases (and are you over 18 years old)? Then participate in the One Health Travel study.
Episode #13 - Long-term strategy is set, but will it work?
The cabinet has set the long-term strategy for corona. Will it work? And will it prevent another lockdown? We ask regular guests Marion Koopmans and Diederik Gommers in this episode of Virus Facts. We also discuss a study of people who have had corona twice and a study about the risk of death in a combination of corona and flu.
Prof. Dr. Marion Koopmans has been named Alumnus of the Year 2021 of Utrecht University. She received the award on Friday 25 March in the Dom Church, during the celebration of the 386th Dies Natalis, the anniversary of the university.
Episode #12 - Corona is far from a flu (S02).
The sun is smiling, the hospitality industry is open, thousands of people are testing positive every day, but the ICUs are quiet. Will COVID-19 finally become 'the flu' that some are talking about? We ask Diederik Gommers and Marion Koopmans, who happens to have just tested positive. In addition, it is almost certain where COVID-19 comes from and we try to find out why some people are immune to it.
Why is research on viral infection so important? How can we prevent infection with the virus? Dr. Annemiek van der Eijk, physician microbiologist/virologist and Medical Coordinator of Clinical Virology at the Erasmus Mc, explains:
Episode #11- What will be the next variant? A model predicts it (S02).
The pandemic seems to be coming to an end: tomorrow the cabinet is likely to announce that there will be a major relaxation. Good news, but we have to remain careful, say Diederik Gommers and Marion Koopmans in this episode of Virus Facts. They also talk about a study into cardiovascular diseases after a corona infection and a model that can predict new variants.