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Interview: ‘Catching and analysing rats might unnerve some people, but not me’

PhD student Marieke de Cock is studying zoonotic diseases transmitted by rats and other urban wildlife species, with an emphasis on the impact of urban greening. She analyses rats that were caught in three Dutch cities to find out which zoonotic diseases they carry.

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NCOH: bedreigingen wetenschappers onacceptabel

De bedreigingen die onze wetenschappers, zoals professor Koopmans en professor Marc Bonten, tijdens de coronacrisis ontvangen, zijn buitengewoon kwetsend en tasten de persoonlijke veiligheid aan.

NCOH guest editor of NTMM

It was with great enthusiasm that NCOH took up the guest editorship of the September 2021 edition of the Dutch Journal of Medical Microbiology (NTMM).

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.

Successful webinar: No Rabies in 2030

On 7 October ‘To end human deaths by rabies in 2030’ was the topic of the NCOH webinar. Rabies kills one person every 9 minutes, with over half of them children. It is a zoonotic and viral disease which occurs in more than 150 countries.

Interview: ‘We need to understand how zoonotic spill-over events occur’

Anna Mykytyn is developing new methods to study the way antibodies neutralize viruses to understand how viruses enter the body.

Interview: ‘A single nanobody could help us combat future viral outbreaks’

Iris Swart’s research focusses on llama-derived nanobodies – no, really. Specifically cross-reactive nanobodies, that target multiple viruses. They could be important to help make the world more pandemic-prepared.

Interview: ‘I found my sweet spot’

Initially looking at a career in drug development, Remy Muts’ interest in fundamental research finally brought him to where he is now: researching the complement system to find a possible therapeutic application.