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University of Groningen joins NCOH as Partner

On 1 July 2022, the University of Groningen (UG) joined the Netherlands Center for One Health (NCOH) as a new Partner. Bert Poolman, professor Biochemistry at the Faculty of Science and Engineering: ‘Researchers from the University of Groningen contributing to NCOH cover a range of scientific disciplines, from biology, chemistry, pharmaceutical science to medicine’.

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The gut microbiome is a reservoir for antimicrobial resistance genes

The gut microbiome forms a reservoir for opportunistic pathogens as well as for antimicrobial resistance genes. This finding is important because it offers a deeper insight in the dynamics and mechanism of antimicrobial resistance development. This project – supported by a grant from the Netherlands Centre for One Health – was performed by Paul Stege who defended his PhD thesis on November 9, 2022 at Utrecht University.

Implementation of Whole-Genome Sequencing for AMR monitoring in livestock and meat

The National Reference Laboratory on Antimicrobial Resistance of Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) in close cooperation with Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR) started whole genome sequencing (WGS) of all ESBL/AmpC-producing E. coli isolates to replace phenotypic antimicrobial susceptibility testing and additional PCR testing.

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.

‘Youngest’ antibiotic kills bacteria via a new two-step mechanism

Scientists at Utrecht University have discovered a new mechanism of how antibiotics kill bacteria. The antibiotic teixobactin uses a dual molecular strategy: it blocks the bacterial cell wall synthesis and destructs the cell membrane, the researchers write in the scientific journal Nature. The new insights could enable the design of powerful antibiotics against which bacteria do not readily develop resistance.

Save the date: NCOH Science Café 3 November 2022 in Leiden

Get up to speed with the latest developments and meet fellow NCOH colleagues on One Health Day.

NCOH Annual Scientific Meeting: ‘The Future starts today’

The One Health concept requires direct action. That is what the different experts at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH) in Wageningen agreed upon. Which action should be taken, depends on the perspective and field of expertise. “Our future starts today, with every step we take”, said Tim van Hattum (WUR).

Coffee with Meta Roestenberg

Meta Roestenberg is an infectious disease specialist and professor of human modelling for the development of vaccines at LUMC. She joined the NCOH executive board in the fall of 2021. An interview on the domain of expertise and how this interlaces with the NCOH and her personal motivation.