Tagged as Viruses


Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, ‘Corona’. These are all terms we wish we’d never have to hear mentioned again. And yet, they don’t seem to be going away anytime soon! So why not learn what we can about the subject, to better arm ourselves with facts and useful information rather than conspiracy theories. Interestingly, what you probably didn’t know, is that there are actually hundreds of coronaviruses out there, but only a few pose a risk to humans. Professor Johnson Mak, Research Leader and infectious diseases specialist at the Institute for Glycomics, takes us through the basics, helping us understand the significance of this seemingly large family of viruses. Read More


Human Metapneumovirus (prononouced meta-new-mo-virus), or hMPV in short, is the topic of focus in this blog. But what exactly is hMPV, who is more at risk of severe illness, and how is the Institute’s research combatting this particular pathogen? Annelies delves into all these questions and more… Read More

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