Marion Koopmans & Mischa Huijsmans
MARION KOOPMANS (b. 1956) is a professor of virology at the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam and a leading researcher in the field of infectious diseases. She is a member of the Dutch Outbreak Management Team and advises the World Health Organization on its response to emerging outbreaks. She has been deeply involved in efforts to contain various outbreaks, including of Ebola and Zika virus. In 2021, she received the Iris Medal for excellence in scientific communication.
MISCHA HUIJSMANS (b. 1993) is an artist and a student of anthropology and sociology. He lives in London.
Recent title – English material
Viroloog in een veranderende wereld (A Virologist in a Changing World), 2022
A world leader in the study of viral transmission. - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Marion Koopmans does not shy away from difficult questions and brings the debate [surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic] back to the scientific facts. With infectious enthusiasm, she is able time and time again to separate opinion from what we actually know about the virus, and does so in clear and understandable language.
- Jury Statement, Iris Medal Juryrapport Irispenning