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Update from the NCOH Executive Board

Last year we eagerly finalised the discussions on the continuation of NCOH after its first funding period, and the Strategic Research Agenda was formulated for 2022-2026. In addition to the four Strategic Research Themes, this period we will also be focussing on a few more overarching topics, such as pandemic preparedness.


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Coffee with Bert Poolman

Bert Poolman is a biochemistry professor at the University of Groningen and has been a member of the NCOH Executive Board since the summer of 2022. In the lab, he builds synthetic cells, and in his free time, he builds his holiday home in Italy. Poolman discusses his research, his role within NCOH and how Groningen researchers contribute.

One Health Travel study

Are you going on holiday soon? OHPact needs your help! Help us by working with us to map mosquitoes, ticks and the diseases they can transmit.

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.

Save the date: 22 June 2023 – NCOH Annual Scientific Meeting 2023

Are we ready for the next pandemic? Join the upcoming NCOH Annual Scientific Meeting 2023 in Utrecht to find out and meet your fellow NCOH colleagues!

Beijerinck Virology Prize awarded to Ron Fouchier

Ron Fouchier

NCOH Principle Investigator virologist Ron Fouchier has been awarded the KNAW’s M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize.

PhD defence: Streptococcus suis and the piglet tonsillar microbiome

On 31 January 2023 Simen Fredrikesen successfully defended this thesis ‘The piglet tonsillar microbiome and Streptococcus suis disease’ at Wageningen University & Research.

Young NOCH site visit to Westerdijk

Young NOCH site visit to Westerdijk

In December 2022 Young NCOH organised their first site visit at the Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute.