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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.

The ground beneath your feet

Fertile soils provide us with food, water and raw materials, but also a whole range of other ecosystem services. Scientists from Wageningen University & Research, NIOO-KNAW and Leiden University describe soil in the dutch publication ‘Leve(n)de bodem!’.

Dutch Minister of Health invests millions in new antibiotics and alternatives

The Dutch Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, Edith Schippers, will invest more than 6 million euros in research into new antibiotics during the next four years. The money is intended for a new research programme for the development of antibiotics and is associated with the new National Antibiotic Development Platform. The platform will be part of the Netherlands Centre for One Health and will consolidate and strengthen research. Both the platform and the research programme will start before the end of this year. Schippers announced this September 21th, 2016 in New York, where she spoke about the need to control antibiotic resistance at a special meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Science café ONE HEALTH – Friday 4 november

Science café One Health

Within the NCOH, currently a lot of exciting and important research is being conducted. What is going well? What can be improved? How does collaboration contribute to our research? We invite all NCOH investigators to come to the second Science Café ONE HEALTH to get up to speed with the latest developments and meet fellow NCOH colleagues.

Coffee with Martin Scholten

The Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH) brings together academic research institutes in the Netherlands and aspires to provide a trusted launching platform of an excellent standard for public-private partnerships in the international One Health research field. Martin Scholten, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, sets out his vision in this regard.