A THIRD HONOURs PHD DEFENCE!

       Kevin Defense

On the 3rd of February 2021 Kevin Szillat successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Virus characterisation in an era of outbreaks"

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A SECOND HONOURs PhD DEFENCE!

       BEA promotie

The 17th of November 2020 Beatriz Álvarez Rodriguez successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled "Nairovirus nucleoproteins: development of diagnostic tools, structural characterisation and functional studies".

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FIRST HONOURs PhD DEFENCE!

       Joyce PhD

On 21st of October 2020 Joyce Odeke Akello successfully defended her thesis: “Identification and Characterisation of Emerging Viruses from Clinical and Environmental Samples”.

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An Outbreak of HONOURs publications!

       Compilatie van Journals 2020_II

 

In 2020 and the number of HONOURs publications in peer-reviewed journals was over 20! From all angles the ESRs have looked at viruses crossing borders between humans and animals. Arboviruses, CRESS viruses, flaviviruses, adenovirus, ebola virus, pestivirus polyomavirus and of course.......

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HONOURs Virus Outbreak Preparedness and COVID-19

       HONOURs COVID youtube II

HONOURs YouTube movie about outbreak preparedness and COVID-19.

 

Eidgenössisches Departement des Inneren: Institute of Virology and Immunology works on COVID-19.

       IVI COVID

Check out how Swiss National televisions presents the “one-week” synthetic biology viruses.

Marc van Ranst song

       Mark van Ranst lied

A tribute to Marc van Ranst, the hope of Belgium in the COVID-19 outbreak. It is in Dutch yet worth viewing!

ENJOY

Cormac Kinsella the best at CADDE!

       Cormac prijs 2Cormac Kinsella has won the best poster award at the first CADDE genomic epidemiology workshop in São Paulo (2nd Dec- 6th Dec) - the CADDE (Brazil-UK Centre for Arbovirus Discovery, Diagnostics, Genomics & Epidemiology) project brings together experts on viral epidemiology, genomics, vectors, public health, among others to monitor and respond to arboviral disease outbreaks.

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Commercialisation of vaccines at MSD Animal Health, a great finale of the HONOURs-ESRs courses

       MSD

The ESRs had a fascinating week at MSD Animal Health. Ad de Groof, Senior Project Leader, put on an excellent programme, inviting speakers who covered topics across the whole pipeline of vaccine development.

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The second and final course on Protein Production course for 8 ESRs by INGENASA in Madrid.

       A20 oktober madridThe last eight ESRs that did not follow the first course on Protein Production now followed the course (October 2019) that covered systems in which proteins can be expressed, how proteins can be purified, and ultimately how they can be used in diagnostic tests, in particular lateral flow assays and ELISAs.

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Best Poster award for Cormac Kinsella!

       Poster CormacAt the 24th International Bioinformatics Workshop on Virus Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology (VEME), in Hong Kong (August 4 – 9, 2019),

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BSL3/3+ transboundary animal diseases course at FLI

       A9 courseFrom 13-15 May 2019, the ESRs learned how research is done at the brand new high containment facilities of FLI.

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2nd year HONOURs meeting at FLI and Hiddensee, Germany

       M24 meetingFrom May 8th -10th, 2019, the second annual meeting of HONOURs was held in Germany. It was organized by the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI).

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Microarrays for Virus Detection at FLI

       HONOURsTrainingRiems20190506_10From  6 - 8 May 2019 the course on Microarrays for Virus Detection was provided by the FLI. It was a mixed course

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We have a winner!

       Poster priceWe have a winner!

Mitra Gultom has won the Archives of Virology Gold Poster Award at the European Congress of Virology, Rotterdam.

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Novel Diagnsotics in Leeds

       Leeds A8

From January 21st - 23rd 2019 the course Novel Diagnostics was organized by the University of Leeds in collaboration with INGENASA from Madrid.

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YouTube movie released!

       YT

To view the movie click here

First publications on the website.

       First publications

Two VIDISCA courses: from pork blood soup to nodes and phosphates

       VIDISCA1

In October and early November two HONOURs courses were executed at the AMC. The first course  “VIRUS DISCOVERY using VIDISCA Next Generation Sequencing” showed the steps of the fast-VIDISCA and the analysis pipeline attached to the method.

       VIDISCA2

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Primate Animal models at BPRC

       BPRC courseThe course Primate Animals Models was given from October 22nd – 25th 2018 at the Biomedical Primate Research Centre in Rijswijk, the Netherlands.

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Advanced Diagnostics: Amplifications in Berlin

       Berlijn cursus

In five days the HONOURs ESRs have been trained in primer design, proper sequence alignment and basic phylogenetic analysis

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HONOURs Training “Direct Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) after shearing” at FLI

       FLI-1

Dirk Höper, Patrick Zitzow and Pauline Santos welcomed five ESRs from the HONOURs partner institutes on June 18 (Monday) for a one-week-training in “Direct NGS after shearing” at the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health at the headquarters located at the Baltic Isle of Riems.

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Protein production from start to finish

       Training ING April 2018

From April 17th-20th 2018 the first Protein Production course was given to 7 ESRs by INGENASA in Madrid.

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The amazing world of Flavivirus Serology

       Flavivirus course picture

In the week preceding the annual Honours Meeting in Kandersteg, all 15 ESR’s made their way

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Virus-host interactions on airway epithelia

       Virus-Host-Epit-1A practical course on culturing differentiated airway epithelia was provided by the Eidgenössisches Departement des Inneren Institute of Virology and Immunology (Bern, Switzerland). From harvesting epithelia towards propagation, exposure to air, and differentiation. The course supplied all the tips and tricks needed to acquire nicely waving epithelial cells for research purposes.

1st year HONOURs meeting in Kandersteg, Switzerland

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From March 12th -14th, 2018, the first annual meeting of HONOURs was held in Kandersteg, Switzerland. It was organized by the Eidgenössisches Departement des Inneren, the Institute of Virology and Immunology (Switzerland). Besides inspiring scientific presentations by Prof Dr Christian Griot and by Prof dr Laurent Kaiser, all

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All ESRs have started!

       IMG_3117-2

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Course Infectious Diseases in Amsterdam

       AMC buildingIn December 2017, December 2018, and December 2019, the course Infectious Diseases was and will be given to the ESRs in HONOURs.

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HONOURs MEDIA TRAINING a BIG SUCCES

       RanstIn December 2017 Marc van Ranst from the KU Leuven gave the first course of the specific HONOURs trainings. In two days

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Succesfull Kick-Off Meeting!

       kickoff group

Monday 3rd of April the HONOURs project has officially been launched with a Kick-Off meeting in Amsterdam. 

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HONOURs

Host switching pathogens, infectious outbreaks and zoonosis; a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 721367.