Description

What is hidden in the permafrost? Smallpox, plague, anthrax - and perhaps diseases we don't know about at all, can escape now that the world is getting warmer. And even though this sounds like a futuristic film, it has actually already happened that inhabitants of the arctic regions have been infected by viruses when the ice has melted.
If we are to avoid infection, then we must detect when these viruses and bacteria escape from the grip of the ice, and therefore a group of researchers here in Denmark has started working on a warning system. We go to SDU in Sønderborg to visit them and hear more about what it takes to sound the alarm when zombie viruses wake up.

Contributors: Associate Professor Roana de Oliveira Hansen, and Assistant Professor Casper Kunstmann, both from NanoSyd, Mads Clausen Institute, SDU in Sønderborg & Jesper Puggaard de Oliveira Hansen, Ph.D. at SDU Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Department of Technology and Innovation, SDU in Sønderborg. Host: Emma Elisabeth Holtet

Subject

System for detecting vira in permafrost

Period14. Apr 2023

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Media contributions

  • TitleNÅR ZOMBIE-VIRA SLIPPER UD AF PERMAFROSTEN
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletRadio 4 / KRANIEBRUD
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size50 min
    Country/TerritoryDenmark
    Date14/04/2023
    DescriptionHvad gemmer sig nede i permafrosten? Kopper, pest, miltbrand - og måske sygdomme vi slet ikke kender, kan slippe ud nu, hvor verden bliver varmere. Og selvom det her lyder som en fremtidsfilm, så er det faktisk allerede sket, at indbyggere i de arktiske egne er blevet smittet af vira idét isen er smeltet.
    Hvis vi skal undgå smitte, så skal vi opdage, når de her vira og bakterier slipper ud af isens greb, og derfor er en gruppe forskere her i Danmark, begyndt at arbejde på et varslingssystem. Vi tager til SDU i Sønderborg, for at besøge dem, og høre mere om hvad der skal til for at slå alarm, når zombie-vira vågner.

    Medvirkende: Lektor Roana de Oliveira Hansen, og Adjunkt Casper Kunstmann, begge fra NanoSyd, Mads Clausen Instituttet, SDU i Sønderborg & Jesper Puggaard de Oliveira Hansen, Ph.d. ved SDU Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Institut for Teknologi og Innovation, SDU i Sønderborg. Vært: Emma Elisabeth Holtet
    Producer/AuthorRadio 4 / KRANIEBRUD
    URLhttps://www.radio4.dk/program/kraniebrud/?gid=50424&title=nr-zombie-vira-slipper-ud-af-permafrosten
    PersonsRoana de Oliveira Hansen, Jesper Puggaard de Oliveira Hansen, Casper Kunstmann