Daniel Hurdiss is an assistant professor at Utrecht University. He obtained his PhD at the University of Leeds, where he trained as a structural biologist. During this period, Daniel used cryo-EM to study virus-host interactions, for which he was honored with the Kendrew and VC Jordan/PR Radford thesis prizes. In 2018, he moved to Utrecht and obtained a Marie Curie and EMBO fellowship to study enterovirus replication. He has also made significant contributions to research on coronavirus spike proteins. For his research achievements, he received the Beijerinck Premium and Van Leeuwenhoek Awards. Since 2021, Daniel has established his own research group dedicated to gaining mechanistic insights into how positive-strand viruses enter, replicate, and assemble within host cells, with the goal of identifying new targets for antiviral inhibition using small molecules or biologics.

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