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MAARTEN VAN DONGEN
Dr Maarten van Dongen studied Molecular and Medical Microbiology at the University of Groningen and obtained his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Amsterdam. He lead several large projects in the domain of AMR for various Dutch authorities. At the request of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports VWS, he designed a national cooperation structure for the research and development of new antibiotics.
Chairing SIB Forum on AMR, Leiden (NL), March 13, 2018:
Masterclass ‘AMR in one Day’ on 17 October, 2018
Earlier reactions 2017:
“Compliments for an excellent first course”
“Course has given me an accurate overview”
“Introduction external speakers a real plus”
Course AMR turned out to be successful
The event will bring together global representatives from governments, civil society, human and veterinary health professions, academia, and the private sector, across all regions of the world.
The WHO Advisory Group on Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance (AGISAR) is holding its 8th meeting on 24-26 November, in Utrecht, Netherlands. The meeting aims to update the WHO list of critically important antimicrobials for human med
The 5-year-EU EFFORT Project (Ecology from Farm to Fork Of microbial drug Resistance and Transmission), funded by the European Commission, aims at understanding the ecology and epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the food chain.
Antimicrobial resistance in the Food Chain – From Science to Policy
A truly unique EIT Health event, exploring and discussing current developments and successes in combating Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) across Europe.
- Spanish study: Nearly 20% of pharmacies dispense antibiotics without prescription 20 November, 2018 - A study today in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy reports that nearly 20% of pharmacies in a region of Spain dispense antibiotics without a prescription, especially under patient pressure.
- Rate of drug-resistant organisms in Canadian hospitals remains steady 20 November, 2018 - A point prevalence survey conducted at Canadian hospitals shows that national prevalence rates for infection or colonization with antimicrobial-resistant organisms (AROs) saw little change from 2010 to 2016, according to a study today in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
- Searching in soil, scientists find a new way to combat tuberculosis 20 November, 2018 - For decades, doctors have been using antibiotics to fight tuberculosis (TB). And consistently, the microbe responsible for the disease, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, has been fighting back. When confronted with current drugs, such as the antibiotic rifamycin, the bacterium often mutates in ways that make it resistant to the treatment. Rates of rifamycin resistance are steadily rising, which […]