ESBL is an enzyme, produced by certain bacteria, which makes these bacteria resistant to antibiotics. Researchers from various institutes collaborating in a large consortium discovered that ESBLs occur frequently in livestock, the food chain, the environment and also in humans.
Bacteriophages received considerable attention in the lay press in the Netherlands recently. To optimally design trials to provide the necessary evidence UMC Utrecht invited international experts in bacteriophage therapy to present their experiences with this approach on 22 February in Utrecht.
Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc) and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) have joined the Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH) as Partner as per 1 January 2018.
Wageningen University is searching for a PhD candidate who will contribute to the overall goal of identifying potential antagonists of Streptococcus suis and other porcine bacterial and viral pathogens. Applications have to be submitted before January 15th 2018.
NCOH Student Travel Grant
The NCOH awards a number of travel grants to PhD students of NCOH Partners selected to present their abstract at an international One Health-related academic conference.
NCOH in the media
Marion Koopmans about disease X in the Telegraph - telegraph.co.uk
Ron Fouchier about the possibility to treat pancreatic cancer effectively - Life Sciences & Health 010, Nr3 | 2018, page 36-37
Winnen we de oorlog tegen resistente bacteriën? - nemokennislink.nl
Marc Bonten reacts on use of bacteriophage against AMR - reflectionsipc.com
Ebola in Congo: moeten we een nieuwe epidemie vrezen? - Nieuws en Co (NL)
Ebola-uitbraak Congo leidt waarschijnlijk niet tot grote epidemie - Nieuws & Co (NL)
Ontdekking drie nieuwe virussen - BNR Spitsuur (NL)
Gilles van Wezel explains how to find new antibiotics - RTL Nieuws (NL)
Marc Bonten reacts on ominous reports from CDC - Telegraaf TV (NL)
About Zika and AMR during ECCMID 2016 - Radio 1 (NL)
Bonten and Wagenaar on antibiotic resistance - BNR Radio (NL)
Marion Koopmans and David Heymann on Zika - Nieuwsuur (NL)
NCOH mentioned in report on Antibiotic RD Initiatives (2016 Dutch EU Presidency)