With great pleasure, we invite you to the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH). The meeting is aimed at researchers from our Partners and Associates that are involved in all the NCOH Strategic Research Themes. We particularly encourage young researchers (PhD students, postdocs) to join this meeting. The event is free of charge, but registration is required.
On 22 February, an international symposium was organized on the possibilities of phage therapy in the treatment of patients with infections due to resistant bacteria.
Studying pathogens in animals can provide important insights into disease development in humans. Zika virus is pathogenic to humans and nonhuman primates but does not naturally affect other species, complicating studies on pathogenesis and the evaluation of vaccines and antiviral therapies.
What makes the mosquito such a good vector of viruses? To answer this question, Ronald van Rij of Radboud university medical center is carrying out a detailed study of the defense system of the mosquito. In particular, he is looking at the role of small RNA fragments that are produced when the defense system attacks a virus.
NCOH bundles One Health top research
The Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH) aims for an integrated One Health approach to tackle the global risk of infectious diseases. NCOH commits to create durable solutions for this major challenge by bundling world-leading academic top research in the Netherlands in the area of One Health. This virtual science-driven institution focuses its efforts on 4 complimentary strategic research themes.
Read our One Health Magazine
In this first edition of our One Health Magazine:
- Preface by Edith Schippers (Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport)
- Interview with prof. dr. Heymann
- Interviews with Scientific Directors of NCOH
Complimentary research themes
The 4 NCOH strategic research themes are complimentary and interactive. They focus on studying the interactions and connections between human, veterinary, wildlife, and environmental health in pursuit of durable solutions to grand societal challenges requiring a One Health approach.
NCOH is partner in the Netherlands Antibiotic Development Platform (NADP).