Blog

Please find below recent blogs by Maarten van Dongen en invited guest authors. Let us know if you are interested to share your thoughts on AMR as we may invite you to write the next blog.

Guest-blog: Why I chose for Antimicrobial Resistance in my profession and became an AMR Insights Ambassador

  27 September 2019

Here I would like to introduce you to why I am choosing Healthcare and subsequently Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in my profession.

  Maarten

New, easy access Database emerging technologies to curb AMR

  16 September 2019

As part of the CDC AMR Challenge AMR Insights has committed to develop a globally accessible database of emerging technologies that (may) add to curbing AMR.

  Maarten

Guest blog: Why We Should Turn the Phage on Antibiotics

  14 September 2019

Although I’m an infectious disease epidemiologist and a professor with academic appointments in both the US and Canada, my firsthand experience with AMR was intensely personal.

  Maarten

New AMR Insights Ambassador Network

  04 September 2019

The AMR Insights Ambassador Network is a growing, global network of committed professionals.

  Maarten

Antimicrobial resistance in 10 elementary statements

  08 July 2019

Antimicrobial resistance is a complex, multifaceted societal and economic challenge comparable with other global challenges like climate change.

  Maarten

Participating in the UK Global Expert Mission ‘Antimicrobial resistance Germany’

  25 June 2019

At the request of Innovate UK I have participated in the Global Expert Mission ‘Antimicrobial resistance Germany’. Here you find a summary of the inspiring mission and its promising findings.

  Maarten

Inspiring International Matchmaking Symposium on the use of Data Tech to corner AMR

  07 June 2019

Over 50 participants from Uganda to the USA, from Sweden to France and from Poland to the UK: dedicated to corner aMR by Artifical intelligence, #internetofthings and #blockchain. keynote lectures, matchmakings, technology updates, forum discussion, open call to connect databases, information market, networking and above all the committment to fight antimicrobialresistance!

  Maarten

Data technologies to corner Antimicrobial resistance

  13 May 2019

Artificial Intelligence, Internet of (Diagnostic) Things and Blockchain have the potential to reverse the tide in the global fight against against Antimicrobial resistance.

Within the context of the fourth industrial revolution Information and Data Technologies are no longer a supporting tool but a value-creating factor vital for the policy and strategy of every organization. A broad social development is going on in which data and data analysis plays a central role.

  Maarten

What is antibiotic resistance?

  20 March 2019

Antibiotic resistance is the ability of bacteria to become insensitive to the action of an antibiotic: the specific antibiotic does no longer inhibit the growth of the bacteria or the bacteria are no longer killed by the antibiotic. Treatment of a patient or sick animal with the antibiotic to which the bacteria are resistant has no effect: the bacteria continue to grow undisturbedly and the infectious disease may further develop.

  Maarten

What are antibiotics?

  12 March 2019

Antibiotics are substances that specifically inhibit the growth of bacteria or even kill bacteria.

  Maarten

What are bacteria?

  21 February 2019

Bacteria are small, single-celled microorganisms that belong to the oldest life form on earth. Bacteria exist about 3.5 billion years (the earth about 4 billion years).

  Maarten

Antibiotic resistance and your next door neighbor

  21 February 2019

A few years ago my neighbor urgently had to be hospitalized. He was suffering from a serious infection, lost consciousness and was treated with various antibiotics at the intensive care unit.

  Maarten


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