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Committee overview

The One Health PACT – is a project that enclose and unify the work of researchers from many different institutions located throughout the Netherlands. To best harmonize the work of each research track and coordinate each aspect of such a wide project, eight committees have been funded. Each of them will focus on the management of a particular aspect of project:

Cohort Liaison

To best take in contact and coordinate the activities of the OIOs and of the various committee, the Cohort Liaison has the responsibility to act as a contact person for the cohort, collect updates from each committee and evaluate progresses, identify areas of improvements and inform the One Health PACT program manager of cohort happenings.

Committee member:

  • Ayat Abourashed

Event Organizers

In the context of a project that involve so many participants, gathering activities and events are an important role in promoting socialization and cooperation. The Event Organizers committee has the responsibility of organize social gathering and events, involving OIOs, to encourage team spirit and offer opportunities for collaborations.

Committee members:

  • Clara Delecroix
  • Tom van der Most
  • Rody Blom


The photo committee has the responsibility of creating a photo depository from the activities performed within the project and developing an annual photo album.

Committee members:

  • Charlotte Linthout
  • Eleanor Marshall
  • Joyce van Bree

Science Cafés

Science cafés are an important opportunity to share updates from cohort members on their ongoing projects and open discussion on relevant related scientific issues in an informal environment. The committee has the responsibility to assess frequency and locations of these events, book locations, moderate discussions during the events and review the budget with Finance Rep.

Committee members:

  • Bijan Godarzi
  • Charlotte Linthout
  • Rody Blom

Social Media and Website

Such a wide project concerning a topic with high impact on public health needs high visibility in the scientific community and not only. The communication and media committee has the responsibility to create and manage activities on social media (e.g. Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.), and set up and diffuse newsletters contents.

Committee members:

  • Pauline de Best
  • Ayat Abourashed
  • Mariken de Wit
  • Kiki Streng (website)

Trainings and Summer School

The committee has the aim of contributing to the OIOs professional growth by organizing training and workshops dedicated to the cohort and led by experts and also suggesting possible training that could be of interests for the PhDs. It has also the responsibility of designing the seminars and schedule for the annual Summer School.

Committee Members:

  • Muriel Aguilar Bretones
  • Gianfilippo Agliani
  • Jurgen Moonen