When the Corona pandemic struck, associate professor and top HIV researcher Marit van Gils and her team felt they needed to contribute. They dropped all their HIV research they were working on, in order to find antibodies against the Corona virus and a possible cure. Using years of experience in the HIV field they achieved something incredible: they discovered the antibodies against corona in just 49 days. Something that normally would take years to achieve. They were the first to issue a paper in the world-renowned scientific magazine “Science”. Marlies talks about this incredible achievement with Marit and how the circumstances shaped her team to accomplish this top performance.

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