VU university medical center

VU university medical center

Name of leader and affiliation
Prof. Dr. Wilbert Bitter, VU university medical center

VUmc is a medium-sized academic center in the Netherlands with a strong emphasis on translational medicine. Among the scientific focal points of the VUMC are antibiotic resistance, immunology and medicinal chemistry. The department of Medical Microbiology and Infection control has a (molecular) diagnostic/epidemiology group and a more fundamental medical microbiology group. The first group is focussed on the appearance, spread and control of antibiotic resistance, whereas the second group is focussed on mycobacterial pathogenesis, with an emphasis on zebrafish infection experiments. Expertise form both groups will be combined in this project.

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The research leading to these results has received support from the Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking under grant agreement n° 115337, resources of which are composed of financial contribution from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) and EFPIA companies’ in kind contribution.

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