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Save the date: NCOH Online Science Café ‘The Greening of Cities – One Health challenges’

A remarkable NCOH year of new and important research. It’s time for an update! You and all NCOH scientists are invited to join the NCOH Science Café 2021 to get up to speed with the latest developments. This year’s theme: ‘Greening of Cities – One Health challenges’.


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NCOH webinar 18 March 2021 ‘WHO-study on coronavirus origin’

Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove and Prof. Marion Koopmans share their story and lessons learned about the world’s most important case of contact tracing.

Interview: CSI on nanoscale: ‘The body temperature tells me when the virus killed the bacteria’

In the last decade, bacteria-killing viruses have gained popularity as alternatives for antibiotics. Michèle Molendijk investigates the safety and efficiency of these bacteria killers as drugs.

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.

Interview: ‘I already knew I wanted to be a virologist when I was fifteen years old’

Scientists study viruses and ways to combat them in petri dishes containing a flat layer of cells. Danny Noack builds ‘tiny human tissues’ to study viruses in a more natural environment.

Interview: ‘A lot of bacteria are resistant against the usual weapons, so we are trying to find new weak points to exploit’

In the battle against antibiotic resistance, Alexander Bakker is testing existing chemical compounds to see whether they can be used as antibiotics. These compounds were originally created to treat cancer and other diseases.

NCOH webinar 25 February ‘COVID-19 and companion animals’

Human-to-human transmission is the driver of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the possibility that SARS-CoV-2 can infect other animal species remains of concern. Partners within NCOH have started to research the role of companion animals in potential virus transmissions. In this webinar we present the latest results.

Missed the NCOH webinar about Avian Influenza? Watch the recording here

In the past months Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH) has been hosting a series of scientific lectures. This time we focused on Avian Influenza or bird flu. If you missed the webinar or would like to watch it again, below you’ll find access to the full webinar recording and presentation slides.