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Vector-borne diseases

The Netherlands, with its dense population of humans and livestock, international transport and travel hubs, and water-dominated landscape is particularly vulnerable to infectious disease outbreaks. Research Topic “Vector-borne diseases” aims to understand if and how changes in climate, farming, water management and travel lead to vector-borne disease outbreaks, to be better prepared.


Project #1

The virome of vector mosquitoes and its effect on pathogen transmission

PhD student: Michelle Schinkel

Organisation: Radboudumc

Associated: Wageningen University & Research

Project #2

Accelerating drug development against emerging vector-borne viruses

PhD student: Melissa Thaler

Organisation: Leiden University Medical Center

Project #3 – NWA Project

One Health PACT – Predicting Arboviruses Climate Tipping points