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...
This year, Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc) joined the Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH) in partnership. Heiman Wertheim has taken up a position on the NCOH executive board and represents the Radboud Center for Infectious Diseases.
KNAW joins with three institutes. What do they do? Interview with Professor Jeroen den Hertog (representing KNAW).
Interview with Menno on his work, emerging infectious diseases, and importance of the NCOH in enabling the necessary collaborations to tackle this.
Yes indeed, on June 2, 2017 our top scientist Guus Rimmelzwaan has been awarded the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, a German prize worth 5 million euros.
Before January made way for February, we took one last opportunity to talk about New Year’s resolutions and the challenges facing us in the coming year. Dick Heederik, Chairman of the Executive Board of the NCOH, sees many such challenges in the near future.
The Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH) brings together academic research institutes in the Netherlands and aspires to provide a trusted launching platform of an excellent standard for public-private partnerships in the international One Health research field. Martin Scholten, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, sets out his vision in this regard.
Almost four months have passed since the launch of the NCOH in The Hague. From the outside it may have looked as if all “remained quiet at the NCOH front”. Yet, I dare say that inside NCOH activities have exploded. On behalf of the Scientific Board, let me share with you the latest exciting developments.