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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.

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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.

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.

WHO report: Europe urgently needs integral reform of healthcare, surveillance and governance

Prof. dr. ir. Louise O. Fresco, president of Wageningen University & Research (WUR), was part of the Pan-European commission on Health and Sustainable Development in this latest WHO report.

Successful webinar on Emerging Zoonosis

On 2 September the NCOH webinar on Emerging Zoonosis & how the contagious jump between animals & humans took us to Africa and back. The experts talked about finding new viruses, and also the importance of looking at human health and disease.

Interview: ‘The amount of data transferred by viruses could be the biggest collection of data in the world’

Combining her knowledge of viruses and data, Ling-Yi Wu is developing computational pipelines that biologists can use to study viruses and microbes.

Interview: ‘I value that my research has social relevance’

Jesse Kerkvliet, a bio-computer scientist, likes working with interesting model systems, but also thinks it’s important his research aims at solving real world problems.