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Additional information about call Antibiotic Resistance and FAIRNESS

Additional information about the call for submission of project ideas ‘Tackling antibiotic resistance by reusing data and increasing FAIRness’ is available at the beginning of August with a videoregistration and PowerPoint presentations of the information session on July 17th

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Antimicrobial resistance

With the prospect of pathogens becoming smarter than the drug treatments we are able to develop, antimicrobial resistance is an urgent global problem. A problem that requires a multidisciplinary international approach.

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International collaboration for research infectious diseases

Since April 2019 we participate in GloPID-R, Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness. This network of research funding organizations from 27 countries facilitate a rapid and effective response to infectious disease outbreaks.We also participate in the GloPID-R Data Sharing working group. We're partner of the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR), who also collaborates with GloPID-R.

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How is research helping to prevent HIV and AIDS? View ongoing and completed projects.

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One Health

infographic One Health

One of the focuses of Wageningen University & Research is Global One Health with themes that cover a broad spectrum of health and diseases in a societal context are (infectious diseases, environment, climate, society and food)

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Which research does ZonMw facilitate in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of TB? View our research projects.

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Some of these infections can no longer be effectively treated with antibiotics, which increases the risk of dying. The One Health theme supports research into the prevention and cure of infectious disease as well as zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance, vaccination, diet and health.


New round ZonMw Open Competition starts on 20 February 2020

The second round of the new programme ZonMw Open Competition will open On 20 February instead of 23 January. The deadline for the first phase of project ideas will be 16 April 2020. The deadline for submitting full proposals will also shift, namely to 15 September 2020. The most important reason for these changes is a substantive sharpening of the call for proposals.

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Call for submission of full proposals ‘Tackling antibiotic resistance by reusing data and increasing FAIRness’


Research within the following research areas is eligible for funding in this round:

  1. Studies on the prevention of the acquisition and / or transmission of antibacterial resistant bacteria, or ABR genes in different environments according to One Health e.g., patients, hospitals, farms, nature, etc.
  2. Studies that support appropriate (use of) diagnostics.
  3. Studies that support new or improved applications for antibiotics and alternatives to antibiotics.
  4. Studies on optimising dosage and prudent use of antibiotics.

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Antibiotic Resistance (ABR)

Published on

11 December 2019


11 February 2020,


ZonMw Talent Programme - ZonMw Veni 2020 proposals


  • Talented researchers
  • Fundamental research
  • Health (-care) Research
  • Innovation

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NWO Talent Programme / Vernieuwingsimpuls

Published on

11 December 2019


11 February 2020,


Novel imaging and brain stimulation methods and technologies related to Neurodegenerative Diseases


  • Transnational research.
  • Focus on neurodegenerative diseases (one or several of following; SCA, SMA, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Prion, Motor neuron or Huntington disease)  
  • Imaging technologies, such as MRI, PET or super-resolution microscopy and molecular imaging techniques.
  • Brain stimulation techniques, such as DBS, TMS or tDCS.

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EU Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND)

Published on

7 January 2020


3 March 2020,


Related programmes

ZonMw has several programmes related to this topic.

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KNAW-symposium Digitale samenleving

Hoe beïnvloedt digitalisering de maatschappij? Twee jaar na het verschijnen van de onderzoeksagenda "Digitale samenleving" van de Vereniging van Universiteiten (VSNU) blikken vier betrokken onderzoekers terug op de afgelopen periode. Wat kunnen zij nu zeggen over de manier waarop digitalisering alle aspecten van het dagelijks leven bereikt en verandert? De sprekers gaan ook in op de rol van de wetenschap in het beantwoorden van die vragen.

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European Implementation Event 2020

The European Implementation Event 2020 (#EIE2020) will take place on October 1st and 2nd 2020 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Pre-conference activities will occur on September 30, 2020.

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