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).
Young NCOH Board
The appointment of the Young NCOH Board is the next step in the development of the Young NCOH network. The NCOH Board of Directors has appointed the Young NCOH Board with members from various NCOH partners:
- Romy Zwittink – LUMC (Chair)
- Arthur Edridge – AMC
- Blanca Fernandez Ciruelos – WUR
- Dennis Doorduijn – UMC Utrecht
- Doris van Bergeijk – Leiden University
- Jochem Buil – Radboudumc
Romy Zwittink, chair Young NCOH Board: “The Young NCOH Board plays an active role in building the Young NCOH network and brings young scientists together by organising activities including masterclasses, pitch competitions, network meetings and (inter)national site visits. Interested in joining our early career network? Want to be a member of Young NCOH, register here.
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.
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.
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.
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.