The JPI-AMR grant ‘Diagnostics and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance: development of tools, technologies and methods for global use’ has been awarded to Quirijn de Mast and Marien de Jonge, theme Infectious diseases and global health, the Charles University Prague and the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Moshi, Tanzania. The project entitled: ‘Prevention of antibiotic resistance by TARGEted Treatment of pneumonia in children (TARGET)’ will be coordinated by Marien de Jonge.
Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI), such as pneumonia, are a leading cause of death especially in children below the age of 5 years. Low and middle-income countries (LMIC) have the highest burden of childhood pneumonia. Most LRTIs are caused by viruses, but differentiating viral from bacterial causes is mostly impossible due to the lack of accurate diagnostics. As a consequence, most cases are treated empirically leading to overuse and misuse of antibiotics, which is an important driver of the global epidemic of antimicrobial resistance. In this project a newly developed diagnostic device, which is based on the entrapment of aerosols from the lower respiratory tract will be used to identify the etiological agent in children with LRTI.
Lowlands Science call for projects17 February 2020
Researchers pay attention! Lowlands is looking for research teams to participate in Lowlands Science 2020. It’s a great way to reach a large audience, do unique experiments with and on them, and to have a memorable experience with your colleagues.Read more
Five ZonMw ‘Off Road’ grants for Radboudumc researchers17 February 2020
Benoit Besson, Annemarie Boleij, Jonne Doorduin, Jorik Nonnekes and Sara Roig Merino have each received an ZonMw ‘Off Road’ grant of €100,000. The grants are intended for biomedical health researchers who dare to go off the beaten track in their search for new insights and unexpected breakthroughs.Read more
Dutch Kidney Foundation PhD grant for Johan van der Vlag and Tom Nijenhuis14 February 2020
Johan van der Vlag and Tom Nijenhuis, theme Renal disorders, received this grant for their joint research project “Targeting a novel paracrine signaling pathway between glomerular endothelium and podocytes to treat glomerular injury”.Read more
KNAW Early Career Award for Geert Litjens13 February 2020
Twelve young researchers received the Early Career Award from KNAW on 4 february. One of them is RIHS researcher Geert Litjens. The Award is aimed at researchers in the Netherlands at the start of their career who are capable of developing innovative and original research ideas.Read more
Interactive career day for Postdocs and PhD candidates13 February 2020
45 Postdocs and PhD candidates attended the first Interactive career day organised by Janssen Pharmaceutica, to learn more about career perspectives and R&D activities that on the longer term can lead to ideas and potential future collaboration.Read more