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Beijerinck Virology Prize awarded to Ron Fouchier and Beijerinck Premium to Daniel Hurdiss

The M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize is awarded once every two years to a researcher who has distinguished themself internationally in the field of virology. The Beijerinck Premium is awarded annually to a young researcher to encourage virology research.

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Preparing for the next pandemic

Infectious diseases which cause epidemics and pandemics are on the rise.

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Book launch 'virologist in a changing world' by Marion Koopmans and Mischa Huijsmans

Portrait of a virologist in the eye of the storm

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Pearl for research into combining corona vaccines

On November 3, the SWITCH consortium led by Prof. Hugo van der Kuy received a Pearl from ZonMw. Their SWITCH trial proved that it is quite possible to switch to the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine after a first corona vaccination with Janssen: combining different vaccines – heterologous vaccination – leads to better protection. With their effective collaboration and enthusiastic commitment, the researchers were able to quickly gather new knowledge, despite the difficult circumstances.

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The best way to address risk factors for future pandemics is a One Health approach

The best way to address risk factors for future pandemics is a One Health approach that balances and optimizes the health of people, animals, and ecosystems. That is the message of The Independent Task Force on COVID-19 and other Pandemics, which includes Prof Dr Marion Koopmans of the Erasmus MC and Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness Center.

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PDPC publishes pandemic research agenda

‘Pandemic preparation should be broader than just biomedical advise.’ Says PDPC’s medical director Anja Schreijer. With a team of researchers from various institutes, the PDPC published a report on pandemic preparedness. The outcome is a research agenda explicitly involving social research and the interaction between the biomedical and societal domains. 

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Marion Koopmans at the World Health Summit 2022

Marion Koopmans is one of the Keynote speakers on Monday 17 October: Game Changer: Architecture for Pandemic Preparedness

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Marion Koopmans trekt volle zaal op Lowlands

Hoofd virologie prof. Marion Koopmans stond zondag 21 augustus in een afgeladen Echo tent op muziekfestival Lowlands in Biddinghuizen.

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Visit Ministries of Public Health, Welfare and Sport and Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

What is your zoonotic diagnosis?

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Visit by King focuses on increased knowledge of zoonoses

During an informal working visit to NIOO-KNAW on Wednesday 6 July, His Majesty the King was informed about how ecological knowledge can contribute to understanding and predicting outbreaks of zoonotic infectious diseases.

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Paul Nijgh medal awarded to Claudia Mulders

Every other year, the Paul Nijgh medal is presented to a number of fellow citizens in the Civic Hall of the City Hall. This year, on Monday 13 June, Mayor Aboutaleb presented the Paul Nijgh medals to six care professionals from various disciplines.

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Marion Koopmans about monkeypox

Dutch interview

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