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Coffee with Constance Schultsz

Constance Schultsz is a medical microbiologist and professor of Global Health. She has represented Amsterdam UMC on the NCOH Executive Board since 2021. In this interview she tells us about what motivates her, and gives us a glimpse into her life outside the hospital. “I sing and like to go to concerts. Bruce Springsteen’s concert at the Malieveld was a highlight for me.”

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NCOH Annual Scientific Meeting 30 May in Amsterdam

A line-up of diverse and very inspiring speakers will present at the NCOH Annual Scientific Meeting 2024 in Amsterdam on 30 May on the topic of Microbiology, food, and our changing climate: Consequences, challenges and solutions.

PhD defence: Urban greening can lead to an increase of rodent-borne zoonotic pathogens

Wild rodents can host a great diversity of zoonotic pathogens. Rodents that live close to humans increase the likelihood of transfer of such pathogens.

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.

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’.

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.

PhD defence: Looking at the potential of Filamentous Actinobacteria

On 19 October 2022 Doris van Bergeijk successfully defended her thesis ‘Ecology and genomics of Actinobacteria and their specialised metabolism’ at Leiden University.