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Open mind grant for exciting research with impact for Jurriaan Huskens

The Emperor’s New Clothes: Designing a straitjacket for influenza

Jurriaan Huskens, University of Twente
The outside of a flu virus contains proteins that bind to the host cell, creating an entry point. In this project, a "straitjacket" is designed that covers the surface of the virus particle, rendering it harmless. The casing, made of 2D nanomaterial, is fitted with natural cell receptors that interact with several proteins on the virus surface.

Jury statement: Broadly applicable and potential to become platform technology

Video: Video: Open Mind 2021 winner Jurriaan Huskens, University of Twente