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Interview: ‘I hope that soon I can continue with my work on Usutu virus’

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.

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Interview: ‘Interactions excite me most in ecology’

Tjomme van Mastrigt has started in Track 3 of One Health Pact: Impact of emerging arboviruses on wild bird populations – at NIOO.

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OHPACT PhD student working on SARS-CoV-2 vaccine

Joyce van Bree, one of the 26 One Health PACT PhD’s, works at the Laboratory of Virology, Wageningen University & Research.

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Coffee with Heiman Wertheim

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.

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First OHPACT PhD student at EMC has started!

My name is Eleanor, it’s my first week in the One Health PACT PhD programme so thought I’d introduce myself!

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Interview: From Colombia via US and Australia to Lelystad to have more influence for change

After her study and internship, Ingrid Cardenas Rey 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 her major reasons to move from veterinarian practice to research; to have more influence for change in the sector.

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Coffee with Marion Koopmans

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.

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Interview: Functional consequences of gut microbiome and resistome dynamics

‘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.’

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Interview: Exploring the flow of viruses at the human-animal-environment interface: Towards One Health Preparedness

‘During 2007-2010, there was a huge Q-fever outbreak with more than four thousand cases in the Netherlands, that was originated from dairy goat and sheep farms. Further investigation of infectious disease at animal-human interface is warranted. Follow-up epidemiological studies observed an excess pneumonia risk in residents living close to farms, however the mechanisms behind remain unknown.’

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Coffee with Jovanka Bestebroer

The “Complex systems” call that was published end of last year resulted in 10 new NCOH projects comprising 17 PhD projects. Together with the first round of 8 PhD students of the “Metagenomics” call and additional PhD projects, over 30 PhD positions are or will be filled in the coming months!

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