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One Health PhD programme in Edinburgh and Leiden

NOW RECRUITING – New PhD programme run jointly at the University of Edinburgh and Leiden University Medical Centre on Integrated One Health Solutions. Deadline for applications 28 November 2019.

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Young NCOH Perfect Pitch

Preceding the NCOH Science Café in Utrecht, Young NOCH hosted a masterclass by Kick Moors titled: ‘To be a Scientist, and how to pitch it’. Here, twenty young researchers became increasingly aware of their motivation to be a scientist, and how to translate this into the ‘perfect pitch’.

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Application closed: 26 PhD positions

Coming five years, a large consortium of several NCOH Partners (coordinator Erasmus MC ), will investigate how the Netherlands can be better prepared for infectious diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. The multidisciplinary character of the collaboration, in which citizen science also plays a role, is unique.

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Watch the broadcast: The Netherlands must prepare for sick mosquitoes

The program makers of ‘De Kennis van Nu’ prepared a broadcast around mosquito research in The Netherlands. Recordings were made at the location and with researchers of several of our NCOH partners; Erasmus MC, Leiden University, RIVM and Wageningen University & Research.

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Research into the impact of non-genetic factors on health

Which groups are affected by certain chronic diseases, and which groups aren’t? This depends on genetics (30%) and on the exposome (70%). A consortium led by Professor Roel Vermeulen, affiliated with Utrecht University and University Medical Center Utrecht, will investigate which factors of the exposome are important for health and how these factors work.

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Preparing for Virus X

Tropical viral diseases are on the rise worldwide. Zika, swine fly, Rift Valley fever and SARS are just a few of the many diseases threatening humans or animals. Jeroen Kortekaas, Wim van der Poel and Mart de Jong (WUR) explain the research that they do to prevent new outbreaks and epidemics.

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Registration is closed: NCOH Science Café, 29 Oct. 2019

Another NCOH year of exciting and important research. It’s time for an update! You and all NCOH scientists are invited to join this year’s NCOH Science Café on 29 October 29 in Utrecht to get up to speed with the latest developments and meet fellow NCOH colleagues. Prevention and control of infectious diseases outbreaks are important societal challenges that require an integrated and balanced perspective in which human, veterinary, wildlife, and environmental elements and considerations are integrated.

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People themselves are main source of ESBL antibiotic resistance

Researchers from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht, the Animal Health Service and Wageningen Bioveterinary Research, all members of the ESBLAT consortium, have previously shown that ESBL antimicrobial resistance is common in humans, livestock and companion animals, food of animal origin and the environment. However, ESBL types in humans were found to differ from those in animals and food. The most important source of contamination for humans remained unknown until now.

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One Health applications for prophylactic vaccines and preventive strategies – A joint call by Netherlands Centre for One Health and Top Sector Life Sciences & Health

The Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH) was allocated a budget of two million euro Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Allowance to organise and realise their first PPP call. This call involves strategic partnerships under the Knowledge and Innovation Agenda of Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (LSH): One Health call.

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Antimicrobial resistance remains fairly stable in the Netherlands

The number of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics is increasing globally. In the Netherlands this number remains fairly stable and is lower than in many other countries. Nevertheless, there is still cause for concern and caution. This is evident from the annual report NethMap/MARAN 2019 in which various organisations jointly present data on antibiotic usage and antimicrobial resistance in the Netherlands, both for humans and animals.

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