A new H2020 MSCA ITN has started: HONOURs. An ITN on host switching pathogens, infectious outbreaks and zoonosis. Lia van der Hoek, associate professor at AMC Amsterdam, an Immuno Valley partner, is the coordinator of the network. There are currently 2 positions still open.
HONOURs is an Innovative Training Network (No: 721367) on host switching pathogens, infectious outbreaks and zoonosis. In total there are 15 positions for Early Stage Researchers at the interface of veterinary and human health, virology, biostatistics, and pathogen discovery. Thirteen positions have been filled, yet two positions are still open. We are looking for highly motivated and talented students with a recent MSc degree (graduated before 30th September 2017).
HONOURs offers two challenging research projects at the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI) to lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). The FLI focusses on farm animal health and welfare and on the protection of humans from zoonoses. The Institute of Diagnostic Virology of FLI studies important viral diseases of animals and special attention is given to notifiable diseases and zoonoses. Laboratories and animal stables of BSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-3+ are available as well as modern equipment for molecular diagnostics and next-generation sequencing. The FLI is full of possibilities for talented individuals that are looking for a place where they can excel.
The HONOURs network, the ESR3 and ESR12 research projects, and the application form to apply for the positions are presented at the HONOURs website: https://www.honours.eu/vacancies/general-information.
Recruitment deadline: 15th August 2017.
Read more about the Honors program in this news item from 11 May 2017.
Eurostars-2 next deadline for applications + webinar
The new call for applications (cut-off 8) of the Eurostars-2 programme is now open for registration. The deadline to submit your project proposal is 14 September 2017. On 30 August 2017 a webinar is hosted by Eurostars for potential applicants.
IMI launches EUR 130 million Calls for proposals with focus on Alzheimer’s disease, big data, vaccines, and more
Today, the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is launching two new Calls for proposals with topics on Alzheimer’s disease, big data, vaccines, autoimmune disease, the blood-brain barrier, drug development, and the exploitation of IMI project results. Please note Topic 5 on Vaccines and older people.
AMR: 7% of antibiotics in the EU are taken without a prescription
A recent study published on antimicrobial resistance and the causes of non-prudent use of antibiotics carried out by Nivel (NL) as part of the EU-funded project ARNA, estimates that 7% of antibiotics taken in the EU are taken without a prescription.
Lower antibiotic use is possible without economic risk in pig farming
Pig farmers are strongly encouraged to reduce their antimicrobial usage in order to reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance. Herd-level intervention is needed to achieve national and European reduction targets. Alternative, especially preventive measures, have to be implemented to reduce the need for antimicrobial treatments.
5 Year anniversary Innatoss Laboratories
The Immuno Valley team congratulates Innatoss Laboratories with their 5 year anniversary!