Pediatrician Ellen van der Gaag would be defending her PhD thesis at the UT today, but had to postpone due to the coronavirus. Somewhat ironic, considering that her research also focused on viruses. Specifically, on how parents can better protect their children against viruses through nutrition. ‘Although I couldn’t test it, my advice could also work against coronavirus.’
The column of our student columnist about the down-to-earth mindset in Twente regarding the coronavirus made Claudio Matera, researcher at BMS, raise his eyebrows. 'I want to point out that this sickness is different and more serious than a flu; it’s a sickness that brings hospitals and their staff to their respective limit.'
Universities in the north of Italy are now closed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. The same could happen here should the virus spread to the Netherlands. ‘Of course, we have contingency plans ready for use.’
In een tot de nok toe gevuld Amphitheater sprak Huib Modderkolk gisteravond bij Studium Generale over de schaduwkanten van het internet. Het verhaal van de Volkskrant-journalist richtte de schijnwerpers op de duistere wereld van de inlichtingendiensten, internetspionage en sabotage.
Influenza virus remains a major threat, causing millions of infections and deaths every year. Largely because it mutates – a lot. Within a project worth one million euros, UT professor Jurriaan Huskens is aiming to answer why these mutations happen and what effects they have on the infectivity. His first paper on the topic was just accepted for publication in ACS Nano.