Every year a workshop is hosted by Jeroen Spitzen and myself (Tessa), to help high-school students with their school research projects, called ‘profielwerkstuk’. During the workshop, students get the opportunity to collect data, get a tour of our mosquito rearing and experimental facilities, and have the possibility to ask their questions to the mosquito experts. Jeroen has been organizing this practical for more than 10 years!
We are recruiting! Within the newly funded NWA project, we will be looking for 26 PhD candidates to work on a wide variety of topics related to the risks of mosquito-borne diseases in the Netherlands. Two positions (see project descriptions below) will be hosted at the OHE group and the candidates will work within the new One Health Consortium.
Julian Bakker, a PhD candidate in our OHE group, has been awarded with the Idea Generator grant worth of € 50.000. That calls for a celebration!
What is the Idea Generator exactly? The Dutch Research Agenda intends to foster curiosity by supporting ideas that are considered high risk, high gain science projects with potential for societal impact. What will Julian’s work be about?
This year, our group was involved in organizing the GVCR (Global Vector Control Response) conference together with the WHO and the PE&RC graduate school. The conference was a huge success with about 120 participants from many different countries and niches.