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.
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.
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)
Join the discussion about the scientist of 2030. Is it time for a scientific revolution? Society is increasingly critical about the value and function of science. Scientists are heavily dependent on citations and 'impact factors' for recognition of their work, and they feel under huge pressure to perform and publish while at the same time juggling their other academic responsibilities.
32 leading scientists will each receive 1.5 million euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). This Vici grant will enable them to develop an innovative line of research and set up their own research group in the coming five years. Vici is one of the largest scientific grants for individuals in the Netherlands and targets advanced researchers.
Eleven projects by excellent research groups have been awarded a TOP grant. This will allow them to revitalise their lines of research and enter into new collaborations. They will receive up to €675,000 for research lasting at least four and no more than five years.
NWO and ZonMw opened the 2019 Vici round on 23 January 2019. As in the Veni round of 2019, ZonMw will be using a new system for applications to the Healthhcare Research and Medical Sciences divisiondomain. Known as ‘Mijn ZonMw', it replaces 'ProjectNet'. The procedure for assessing and selecting applications will remain the same.
Proposals should focus on one or both of the following topics:
Identification of food (components) or diets that affect appetite and satiety, body weight regulation and/or risk factors for the development of overweight related metabolic diseases as well as the underlying mechanisms. This includes the understanding of individual responses to food components or diets.
The effect of food processing and/or storage conditions on food components, and the mechanisms by which this will influence appetite and satiety, body weight regulation and/or risk factors for the development of overweight related metabolic diseases. This can include studying how to modify the amount of these food components during food processing without affecting consumer acceptance.
Part of programme
Joint Programming Initiative, Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (JPI HDHL)
While the pharmaceutical, medical technologies, chemical, cosmetics and food industries are increasingly seeking solutions to improve for example their prediction of clinical efficacy and/or risk and safety assessments without the use of animals, the solutions are still insufficient;
Societal demand for animal-free testing is increasing and there is a need for new innovations to improve human health, a stimulation of this research field is therefore needed;