Published 15 September 2011 by Beatrice Lugger

Nature Video: The virus catchers with Harald zur Hausen

Young researchers Jan Gralton and Sven-Eric Schelhorn are fascinated by the minute world of viruses. They have plenty of questions for Harald zur Hausen who won a Nobel Prize for proving that human papillomaviruses (HPV) can cause cervical cancer. All three are worried by public distrust of the HPV vaccine, which was made possible by zur Hausen’s work.

Harald zur Hausen, 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Jan Gralton, The University of New South Wales, Australia

Sven-Eric Schelhorn, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany

Beatrice Lugger

Beatrice Lugger is a science journalist and science social media specialist with a background as a chemist. She is Scientific Director of the National Institute for Science Communication, NaWik – @BLugger is her twitter handle, Quantensprung her own blog.