During the course ‘Frontiers in Medical and Veterinary biology’, students follow an interesting practical programme on entomology, virology and nematology topics. Sander Koenraadt, Rody Blom and Charlotte Linthout were assisting the students this year in discovering commonly used molecular techniques in the field of medical entomology. This year’s practical focus was on the detection of the West Nile and Usutu viruses in overwintering mosquitoes. Want to know more about the contents and results of this course? Then read along!
Temperatures are rising and days are getting longer, this means it is summertime! Although this is the time of the year that a lot of people look forward to, it is also the time of the year when annoying mosquitoes are bothering us again.