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Frank van Kuppeveld receives ERC grand to unravel virus production factories

Utrecht University’s professor Frank van Kuppeveld has received an ERC Advanced Grant for research into the life cycle of enteroviruses. These common pathogens have a major impact on society, among them are poliovirus, coxsackievirus and rhinovirus.

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‘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 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 publishes list of bacteria for which new antibiotics are urgently needed

WHO published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health.

NADP takes the next step towards new antibiotics and alternatives

Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH) is partner of the NADP.

Granted projects

Within NCOH-AMR and NCOH-EID, many NCOH PIs have collaborated for ZonMW calls on AMR and zoonoses, and we are very pleased to announce that many proposals were also granted.

Coffee with Dick Heederik

Before January made way for February, we took one last opportunity to talk about New Year’s resolutions and the challenges facing us in the coming year. Dick Heederik, Chairman of the Executive Board of the NCOH, sees many such challenges in the near future.