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’.
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.
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.
Get (It) Together is the first national student event in the field of One Health, which was held on Friday, June 10th. Instant success. More than 100 students from all over the Netherlands visited the event.
Almost four months have passed since the launch of the NCOH in The Hague. From the outside it may have looked as if all “remained quiet at the NCOH front”. Yet, I dare say that inside NCOH activities have exploded. On behalf of the Scientific Board, let me share with you the latest exciting developments.
Antibiotic resistance and infectious diseases such as zika and Q fever are having an increasingly large impact on humans and animals, particularly in a densely populated country like the Netherlands. Experts in the areas of human and animal health are therefore joining forces. Edith Schippers, Dutch Minister of Health, Welfare and Sports, has opened this Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH) on 4 February.