In the last issue of “Fazination Forschung”, the science magazine of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Hendrik Dietz and the VIROFIGHT project was featured on how DNA capsules can capture viruses. The article gives insights from the first ideas to the technical aspects of building the nanoshells using DNA origami technology and an outlook on how the concept could help fight a possible next pandemic. You can read the full article “Quarantine for Viruses” here (available in German and English).
For this year’s VIROFIGHT General Assembly we have chosen beautiful Slovenia.
Although Prof. Roman Jerala and his team are based in the capital Ljubiljana, he proposed to hold our annual meeting in Bled, a town near the Austrian border known for its beautiful scenery near mountains and a glacial lake.