The bi-annual meeting of the German Society for Parasitology took place this year in Berlin, from March 21.-23. Our project was represented by three talks and two posters.
About A. Renz
Alfons Renz is a lecturer at the university of Tübingen and the head of the Programme Onchocercoses Laboratory in Ngaoundéré. In his research, he focusses on the epidemiology and control of human onchocerciasis ('riverblindness') . He developed, together with Sandy Trees from mthen Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and partners from the IRAD in Cameroon the bovine Onchocerca model, which is now largely used for studies on the bionomics, immunology and chemotherapy of Onchocerca parasites. He is an author of over 70 scientific papres and books. see www.riverblindness.eu
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After Christmas, new collaborators came to Tübingen: Sevidzem Lendzele, who had already been here for 3 months in the summer and Archile Paguem, who comes for his 3rd stay. Sevidzem had worked together with Tübingen Bachelor-student Leif Rauhöft in Ngaoundéré, testing new traps for catching Simulium and other bloodhungry vector flies. (=> see […]
At the beginning of the Wintersemester, a presentation of the various activities at the university is given in the foyer of the Hörsaalzentrum on the Morgenstelle. We presented parasites and vectors under the microscope and informed about the various possibilities to work in Cameroon.
After his 3-months stay in Tübingen, Sevidzem attended the International Congress of Foot & Mouth-Disease in Seoul, South-Corea, where he presented the result of his studies on the possible role of Stomoxyne flies in the transmission of this virus. His poster was elected to win the First Price of all posters presented! Congratulations! He had […]
In August 2017, two Tübingen Bachelor-students, Dorothee Gabler and Patrick Weiss, went to Cameroon to collect data for their theses. Patrick aims to focus on filarial parasites in domestic animals, others than cattle and to examine whether there are filarial species, that live in both cattle and other (small) ruminants. Dorothee wants to […]
From July 31st to August 12, a workshop on methods of medical entomology is going on. 4 Cameroonian students and young professionals attended this course at the Institute of Evolution and Ecology. Together with 7 German counterparts, they focussed on ticks, Simulium black-flies, tabanid and tsetse flies, that are vectors of African diseases of cattle […]
The sad news is that there shall be no Afrika-Festival in Tübingen this year! Instead, Dr. Albert Eisenbarth and Babette Abanda went to Würzburg to present our project there. Please read their report:
Fortgeschrittenenkurs Vektorbiology und Epidemiologie 2017 16 students attend the course on vectorbiology and epidemiology in the summer-term 2017. Teaching includes the results of the on-going epidemiological work in Cameroon. Some of the participants of this course would like to do their practicals in the fieldstation in Cameroon. MSc Babette Guimbang Abanda is overseeing the students […]
TÜFF, the “Tuebingen Window of Research“, This year, the Tübinger Fenster der Forschung took place on the 28th of April. Research projects at the University of Tübingen presented their activities in research and teaching. http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/tuefff More than 100 projects were present in the Hörsaalzentrum on the Campus Morgenstelle. Also Programme Onchocercoses, see pictures. Our presentation […]
Programme Onchocercoses has been invited to take part in the 2017 Festival of the ISNTD on February 23rd in the Barbican-Centre in London. => for festival, see http://isntdfestival.com/showcase/4592561605 for programme, see http://isntdfestival.com/programme/4593247637 The presentation of Alfons Renz shall be at 16.30 in Session 4: Monitoring & Evaluation: lessons learned and the road ahead This talk […]