What do you think about a virus……..? If I were to ask random people in the city what they think about a virus, I believe most people would have a negative perception about it, some would just accept viruses as being part of nature and probably no one would have anything positive to say about a virus unless he/she is a virologist! In the current … Continue reading A virus, an Evil killer or a Hidden Gem?
Würzburg and Franconia are most commonly known for beautiful castles and superb wine. However, the University of Würzburg is better known for the 14 Nobel Laureates who have researched and taught there, including Harald zur Hausen, who received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2008 for his discovery that human papillomaviruses can cause cervical cancer. Prof zur Hausen spent his post-doc years from 1969 to … Continue reading Of viruses and lipids – SphingoFOR 2123 Workshop Würzburg
Benjamin Meyer is currently finishing his PhD at the Institute of Virology in the group of Prof. Drosten. In the context of the recent Ebola outbreak, he joined the European Mobile Lab Team (EMLab), a pan European project, to perform Ebola diagnostics in Sierra Leone as part of the WHO GOARN emergency response. His PhD project originally dealt with development and implementation of serological assays … Continue reading Working in a safety level four lab in Sierra Leone