Alexander Schinko back to Cameroon

Dipl. biol. Alexander Schinko, who has been in Cameroon already during our students excursion in the last year, has come back to the project in January. He is an  entomologist and wanted to aid in the studies on the vectorial efficiency of local Simulium damnosum s.l. flies and in the production of O. ochengi infective larvae, needed for in-vitro studies (PhD student Nancy Nwasiri). Alex also went to visit our partners in Bamenda and welcomed our colleagues from the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute (Hamburg) that came to work in the COBE-project on intestinal nematode worms (see next posting). He stayed in Ngaoundéré until almost the end of February 2015 and since is no longer part of the team.