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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 24 May, 2018
Earlier reactions 2017:
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Discussing with international organizations, health professionals, ministers, policy makers, farmers, donors, journalists and companies how to address this major threat to human health.
The ICAR Conference is a forum that has brought together researchers in the antimicrobial field every two years since 2010. This forum is aimed at communicating current research priorities and progress in the fields of antimicrobial science, biofilms, antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial natural products, biocides, and other related fields, as well as inspiring collaborations for future […]
The Masterclass ‘AMR in one day’ is meant for board members, executives and managers who want to master the content, meaning and the impact of AMR in one day. The conference ‘AMR in one day’ is intensive and interactive and above all very informative.
EUROCAM is pleased to invite you to register for the conference “Reducing the need of antibiotics – The contribution of CAM treatment strategies
ASM Microbe 2018–connecting scientists with their science–showcases the best microbial sciences in the world, and provides a one-of-a-kind forum to explore the complete spectrum of microbiology from basic science to translation and application. Eight tracks allow you to narrow in on your scientific niche, and connect with the experts in your field.
- “CARB-X funds TALIS BIOMEDICAL to develop systems to diagnose chlamydia and gonorrhea within minutes” 12 May, 2018 - CARB-X is awarding Talis Biomedical Corporation of Menlo Park, CA, up to $4.4 million, with the possibility of up to $4.2 million more based on achievement of project milestones, to support the development of the company's molecular diagnostic system which would speed diagnosis and appropriate treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea, including drug-resistant infections.
- “Fighting antibiotic resistance using pulsed treatment regimes” 11 May, 2018 - Baker, Ferrari, and Shea demonstrated that there are a range of dose concentrations that decrease resistance and do not increase pathogen burden using a pulsed treatment strategy. Their results can be used to improve antibiotic treatment regimes to decrease resistance emergence with relatively simple new treatment regimes.
- “Survey: European medical students want more education on antibiotic use” 11 May, 2018 - A survey of final-year medical students in Europe has found that most feel they still need more education on antibiotic use, a team of European researchers report today in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.
- “European report warns XDR gonorrhea threatens future treatment” 9 May, 2018 - European health officials are warning that three recently reported cases of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) gonorrhea highlight an emerging global threat and indicate a need for action to preserve the last remaining effective treatment for the infection.
- “New approach in the fight against antibiotic resistance” 9 May, 2018 - Scientists from FAU and the University of Oxford have discovered a new regulatory checkpoint in bacterial gene expression
- “South-South collaboration in tackling antimicrobial resistance in Asia” 9 May, 2018 - Agriculture and health experts from five southern Asian countries have pledged to work together to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to advance agricultural development and human health in the region.
- “New resistance mechanism often MDR pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii” 9 May, 2018 - A team of Australian and Portuguese investigators has discovered yet another resistance mechanism in the pathogen, Acinetobacter baumannii, in this case, one that blocks the critical antibiotic-of-last-resort, colistin.
- “Figures reveal emergence of ‘pan-resistant’ infections” 7 May, 2018 - Public Health England (PHE) recorded 36 cases of pan-resistant-infections between April 2013 and February 2018, this includes the patient who picked up "super-gonorrhoea" in south east Asia which was resistant to the two most commonly used antibiotics.
- “Full screening superbug begins as Hong Kong hospitals battle rising numbers” 7 May, 2018 - Hong Kong hospital bosses have started providing full screenings for a type of superbug – dubbed “enemy No 1” – to increase the speed of detection and isolation, after the number of cases increased by 40 per cent last year.
- “Is anaerobic digestion contributing to antibiotic resistance?” 7 May, 2018 - New research is suggesting that advanced anaerobic digestion and reverse osmosis filtration in agriculture could be leaving behind ‘concerning levels’ of antibiotic residues.
- “ECDC surveillance report shows high level of antibiotic resistance in ICUs” 5 May, 2018 - The burden of antibiotic resistance in European intensive care units (ICUs) remains high, according to a surveillance report today from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
- “First death reported in romaine-linked E coli outbreak” 5 May, 2018 - In an update on an Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to romaine lettuce today, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported the first death, along with 23 more illnesses from 10 states, lifting the total number of people sickened in the outbreak to 121.