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In the middle of the worldwide pandemic crisis because of coronavirus, together with Chilean collegues working at the University of Concepción and at the University of Santiago de Chile (among others institutions), we recently published a new chimeric capsid protein as antigen for the treatment of the Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) disease. This virus causes the Postweaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome (PMWS) infecting cells of the immune system like dendritic cells, monocytes and macrophages. More information is available from the MDPI server: this article is published now in the journal Viruses. To view or read this article online just follows this link.
PCV2 capsid protein. Lamazares et al., 2020


Together with the ProWissen Potsdam e. V. group, we made a video showing the situation of endangered wild bees in Germany. About 560 species of wild bees thrive in Germany and a population decline has been observed in almost half of these species which are found in the Red List of Threatened Animals of Germany. Other 25 species are categorized as endangered by extinction. You can view the YouTube video (in German) by clicking on this link.

animal bee bloom blooming