|AMR INSIGHTS||Originator||The Netherlands|
| How can nutrition contribute to diminish the anti-microbial resistance? |
Maarten van Dongen is a Molecular & Medical Microbiologist with a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He has worked for the international pharma and biopharma industry in The Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland and Belgium. Later he advised Netherlands and international public and private organizations in the domain of Life Sciences. As an advisor Maarten was increasingly asked to lead large projects in the field of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). These include an international study into the presence of resistant bacteria on farmed fish and shrimps. Likewise he was responsible for a project aiming at describing the development of bacterial resistance in mathematical models. In 2015, he was asked by the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports to work out the format for a national collaborative structure for the development of new antibiotics. In 2016 Maarten took the initiative, together with 12 Dutch organisations, to investigate the feasibility of a new to set up global information platform on AMR. On the basis of the positive outcome, he decided in 2017 to set up AMR Insights and to entirely focus his professional activities on combating AMR. AMR Insights informs, educates and connects professionals with the aim to curb Antimicrobial resistance. AMR Insights has the ambition to ultimately grow out to the global information platform on Antimicrobial resistance. Maarten is committed to eliminating antimicrobial resistance because he does not accept that millions of innocent people need to die as a result of resistant bacteria and other microorganisms.
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