Two vacancies for research positions

The SIMID¬† consortium is seeking highly motivated and skilled researchers to join our team at the University of Antwerp (CHERMID). We value diversity and recognize the strength that a multidisciplinary approach brings to our research endeavors. By becoming a member of our team, you will have the invaluable opportunity to…
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Recht van antwoord

Graag reageren we vanuit het SIMID consortium op de opmerkingen die verschenen op Twitter eind februari 2023 in verband met de COVID-19 modellen die wij ontwikkeld en toegepast hebben. Hiermee willen we enkele zaken verduidelijken en rechtzetten. Vanuit een wetenschappelijke invalshoek met peer review vatten we dit aan als woord…
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Invited lecture Prof. Philippe Beutels

Prof. Phillippe Beutels gave on January 14th, an invited lecture at the UAntwerp spectrumlezingen entitled "Infectiemodellen als kristallen bol? Covid-19 en gezondheid, economie, welzijn en rechtvaardigheid". You can watch the recording at https://eu-lti.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/playback (in Dutch).
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SARS-CoV-2 Newsletter Jan 2021

We have merged our ongoing SARS-CoV-2 related activities in a one-page newsletter. It links to different resources and we hope you find it useful despite that it covers many topics, including more technical ones. Please don't hesitate to ask for more details.¬† The first newsletter is available on our COVID-19…
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DSI website on Covid-19 research

The SIMID COVID-19 modelling team encompasses researchers from Hasselt University (CenStat, DSI) and the University of Antwerp (CHERMID, Vaxinfectio). Please find more info on the DSI website.    
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Niel Hens @”de zevende dag”

Niel Hens gave a nice interview on television on our current work: https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2020/04/05/biostatistiek-coronavirus-niel-hens/
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Supercomputers & Coronavirus (movie)

Given the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19, we are are intensively modelling how intervention strategies can fight the spread of the virus using our VSC supercomputers, in collaboration with Researchers Sorbonne Universit√©. See our movie!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0PZukXy8qU&feature=youtu.be
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How to use antiviral drugs for COVID-19?

We used a simulation-based model of viral transmission to test the impact of different intervention measures for the control of COVID-19. The use of an antiviral drug, in combination with contact tracing, quarantine and isolation, results in a significant decrease of the mean final size and the peak incidence of…
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