NCOH Principle Investigator virologist Ron Fouchier has been awarded the KNAW’s M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize. The €35,000 monetary award and a medal will be presented at the Dutch Annual Virology Symposium (DAVS) on 10 March 2023. Ron Fouchier will deliver the Beijerinck Lecture at the DAVS.
As a professor of molecular virology at the Erasmus University Medical Centre, Fouchier studies how viruses evolve and can become pathogenic, switch hosts, become airborne, and escape the host’s immune system.