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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.

Gilles van Wezel receives ERC Advanced grant to awaken sleeping antibiotics

The ERC Advanced grant is awarded to Gilles van Wezel, Professor of Molecular Biotechnology of the Institute Biology Leiden (IBL) of Leiden University. With 2.5 million euro grant of the European Research Council, he will focus on unravelling the systems that control the production of antibiotics in the bacteria Streptomyces.

First NCOH PhD student graduates cum laude on gut microbiome

On 23 March 2022, Quinten Ducarmon was the first PhD candidate within the PhD research programme of the Netherlands Centre for One Health to graduate, and he did so with distinction (cum laude). In his research he aims to identify intestinal bacteria that may play a role in colonization resistance against potential pathogens and antibiotic-resistant microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract.

Cats and dogs do not form a reservoir for coronavirus

Without infections among pets, the corona pandemic would not have been substantially different, researchers from Utrecht University, Wageningen University & Research and Erasmus Medical Center have found.

Missed our webinar When avian influenza takes flight?

Avian influenza really took flight during the NCOH webinar on 24 February 2022.