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‘We are very much unprepared against yet unknown RNA viruses’

Martijn van Hemert is one of the principal investigators at the Leiden University Medical Center Department of Medical Microbiology and will be speaking at the NCOH Annual Scientific Meeting on 30 May 2018 on the subject of inhibition of chikungunya virus replication.

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‘Our ultimate goal is to reduce the number of Clostridium difficile infections’

Romy Zwittink is a researcher for the Department of Medical Microbiology at Leiden University Medical Centre and will be speaking at the NCOH Annual Scientific Meeting on 30 May 2018 on the subject of Clostridium difficile and the intestinal microbiome. We asked her three preliminary questions.

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Pigs as models for Zika virus research

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.

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The role of small RNA fragments in spreading viruses

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... More

Coffee with Heiman Wertheim

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.

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KNAW and NCOH in partnership: a logical next step

KNAW joins with three institutes. What do they do? Interview with Professor Jeroen den Hertog (representing KNAW).

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Coffee with Menno de Jong, AMC Partner Representative in the Executive Board NCOH, Professor of Clinical Virology at the AMC

Interview with Menno on his work, emerging infectious diseases, and importance of the NCOH in enabling the necessary collaborations to tackle this.

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Coffee with Marion Koopmans

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.

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Coffee with Dick Heederik

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.

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Coffee with Martin Scholten

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.

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