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Managing our health
Tuesday 23rd May 2023
Doors Open 18:30 | Event 19:00 - 22:30
Western Paviljoen

Mathenesserlaan 157, 3015 CJ Rotterdam

The sweet tooth of norovirus infections

Noroviruses also known as stomach flu, are notorious for their ability to spread quickly and cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. But did you know that there is a wide diversity of noroviruses? They don’t just affect humans - they can also infect a wide range of animals, from household pets like dogs and cats to marine mammals like porpoises. While most people recover from norovirus within a few days, those with weakened immune systems can experience symptoms for months or even years.


If you've ever wondered why some family members seem to be more resistant to norovirus than others, or why oysters are often linked to outbreaks, then you won't want to miss this talk at the science cafe. We'll delve into the fascinating world of noroviruses, exploring their diversity and the factors that can make us more or less susceptible to infection.

Miranda de Graaf

Assistant Professor

Department of Viroscience | Erasmus MC


Music as Medicine

How can we prevent frequent complications of surgery, such as anxiety, stress, and pain, without extra medication or burdensome treatments? The Music as Medicine group (MAM) at Erasmus MC aims to tackle this problem through implementing something we all know and love—music-- as an innovative, evidence-based treatment in healthcare. Through high-quality clinical research, our goal is to give music a permanent place in regular care. If you are curious to learn more about MAM projects underway and the power music can have in promoting patient well-being, join me for a talk all about it at the science café.

Melissa Ertman

Student Researcher
Erasmus MC 

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