Professor Nathaniel Martin leads an independent research group with a major focus on applying bioorganic chemistry in pursuit of novel anti-infectives and molecular tools to study epigenetic processes and is the Partner Representative of Leiden University within the NCOH Executive Board.
Sam Boerlijst has started in track 15 of One Health Pact: Experimental work on effects of global change scenarios on vector population parameters – At LUMC.
Tessa Nelemans has started in Track 19 of One Health Pact: Role of host innate immune responses and arbovirus immune evasion in transmissibility, host range and disease outcome – At LUMC.
Tjomme van Mastrigt has started in Track 3 of One Health Pact: Impact of emerging arboviruses on wild bird populations – at NIOO.
Joyce van Bree, one of the 26 One Health PACT PhD’s, works at the Laboratory of Virology, Wageningen University & Research.
Professor Heiman FL Wertheim is medical microbiologist and head of the Radboudumc Center for Infectious Diseases and PI within the AMR theme of NCOH. Every day he works side by side with a multidisciplinary team in Radboud university medical center to deal proactively with the coronavirus crisis in his region.
My name is Eleanor, it’s my first week in the One Health PACT PhD programme so thought I’d introduce myself!
After my study and internship, I started working as a heard health manager. There most animals received the wrong antibiotics or the wrong doses. This was an eyeopener and one of my major reasons to move from veterinarian practice to research; to have more influence for change in the sector.
First of all, you will find a short update of the NCOH activities. Secondly, Marion Koopmans tells all about the start of the One Health PACT project.
‘During my bachelor I started learning how bacteria play a role in our environment, but also in our bodies. I was amazed to learn that bacteria are present in such large numbers and with high diversity, thereby forming complex ecosystems. Nevertheless, we know little about the microbial interactions that take place and how this affects us.’