Merry X-mas & a happy, healthy 2024

The Dartbac consortium wishes you a merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year 2024

Stay healthy and keep supporting us in our necessary combat against AMR

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During the latest Dartbac consortium meeting in Groningen Laure's poster was choosen by the expert jury of Scientists of the Dartbac consortium.

The poster impressed the jury by its clear messaging, clean design and strong content. The title of her poster is 'the bactericidal activity of graphene quantom dots'

The research is conducted by Laure van Hofwegen, Muhammad Hassnain, Payal Balraadjsing, Sedat Nizamoglu and Sebastian Zaat.

As soon as her outstanding work is published we are happy to share the abstract of this research.

For now our Congrats to Laure!!

Start World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 18-24 November 2021

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is celebrated from 18-24 November every year. The 2021 theme, Spread Awareness, Stop Resistance, calls on One Health stakeholders, policymakers, health care providers, and the general public to be Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Awareness champions.

Antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” – which the World Health Organization calls one of the top global threats to public health – usually conjure images of hospital settings. But research may point to a less-obvious source: the family dog.

Researchers warned of “an international public health risk” after finding antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a range of different types of raw dog food.

“The trend for feeding dogs raw food may be fuelling the spread of antibiotic resistant-bacteria”, the researchers said in a press release for their study, to be presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases.

Further reading: The Guardian
Author(s): The Guardian

Our research on infection has put both my colleague Dr Jan Geurts and myself in the top 20 of osteomyelitis research worldwide

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