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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... More

We’ve come a long way, thanks to a unique partnership!

A malaria vaccine, based on genetically-manipulated malaria parasites. That is the goal of Meta Roestenberg (LUMC) and Robert Sauerwein (Radboudumc). More than ten years of collaboration is nearing completion. But the vaccine could be even better…

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The new NCOH magazine is out – edition #2 – 2019

The second edition of the NCOH Magazine has been published at the Annual Scientific Meeting at Radboudumc 17 may. Here is your chance to look at the digital version.

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Disease X is not science fiction

Will we be able to respond adequately when an unknown virus with pandemic potential emerges? The recent outbreak of MERS in the Middle East was an interesting testcase. Martine van Roode (Erasmus MC) and Carolina dos Santos Ribeiro (RIVM) analysed the factors that hampered, or enabled, the flow of information, in Qatar and the wider... More

Erasmus MC professor elected as KNAW member

Erasmus MC professor Marion Koopmans, head of the Viroscience department at Erasmus MC and scientific director of the NCOH, has been chosen by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) as a new member.

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Kick-off Young NCOH network

Young NCOH is the network for PhD students and post-docs from the NCOH research groups. Aim of the network is sharing knowledge and expertise in One Health-related disciplines, which can lead to new collaborations in research. The kick-off of the network takes place at the Annual Scientific Meeting, 17 May 2019 (ASM2019).

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dr. Rory de Vries wins Beijerinck Virology Premium for young virologists

Rory de Vries (born 1982) is receiving the premium for his research on the human body’s defences against respiratory viral infections, and for his ability to communicate his knowledge of virology and infectious diseases to a wide audience. Rory de Vries is a post-doctoral researcher at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam.

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One Health debate

On Thursday, 28 February 2019, the ‘One Health’ debate will take place in The Hague. This debate is the conclusion of the Castellum research programme: a public-private partnership aimed at developing vaccines against zoonoses.

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Antibiotic resistance in the Netherlands under control

Contamination with resistant bacteria in patients admitted to Dutch hospitals does not result in higher mortality than contamination by non-resistant bacteria. Although the problem of antibiotic resistance in the Netherlands currently seems manageable, it is important to remain vigilant in view of the ever-changing epidemiology of resistant bacteria, according to Wouter Rottier, who was awarded... More