Entries by A. Renz

International Society for Neglected Diseases (ISNTD) Festival in London (Barbican Centre) 23rd of February

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 […]

Student Rahel Schnell in Ngaoundéré

In November 2016, biology-student Rahel Schnell was in the Prog-Oncho lab to do a practice on Simulium breeding sites around Ngaoundéré. Read her report (in German): Bericht-Kamerunaufenthalt-Rahel-Schnell-Oktober 2016

Workshop: Molecular Methods in Medical Entomology and Parasitology

Workshop on molecular methods in medical entomology & parasitology took place in Tübingen from July 31st to August 13th. Eight students and parasitologists from Cameroon and one from Tunisia came to Tübingen to participate in this workshop, together with German students. For two weeks, they concentrated on combining the classical techniques of medical entomology and […]

Afrika-Festival Tübingen 2016

The Tübingen Afrika-Festival 2016 has started! From Thursday morning till Sunday evening, the Afrika-Festival Tübingen 2016 shall take place on the Festplatz in Tübingen. Like every year, we are present in a pavillon, where we inform about our research activities in Cameroon. Particular topics of this year’s festival are the scientific collaboration & research. Mor information […]

Prestigeous grant for Dr. Albert Eisenbarth!

We are very happy to announce that Albert Eisenbarth was successful with his application for a RISK-grant of our faculty! These grants are ment to support young Postdoc researchers to develop their own ideas and projects. His specific idea focuses on novel methods of identifying parasitic pathogens in cattle with an aim to link the […]

DFG-Meeting in Yaoundé

The this year’s annual meeting of the DFG-partners in the field of Neglected Parasitic Diseases in Africa took place in Yaoundé, the catital of Cameroon. About 100 partners met in the Dejeuga palace hotes from the 1 st to 5th of June to present their on-going projects. Prior to the presentation, a young-scientist’s workshop provided […]

Student Alexander Böck – Practical in Ngaoundéré

Part of our DFG- and Baden-Württemberg is the exchange of students to enable them to carry out their own research. Alexander has arrived in Cameroon, together with Dr. Albert Eisenbarth, in May 2016. He is staying in the Programme Onchocercoses laboratory until mid-July. His particular interest is the movement of the microfilariae of Onchocerca ochengi […]

Collaboration with Spanish Colleagues

Ngaoundéré, Cameroon. Based on a collaboration with Dr. Carlos Chaccour from the university of Navarra in Spain, a veterinarian, Dr. Gloria Abizanda Sarasa from the Pamplona university, came to Ngaoundéré to start a new trial on the long-acting effects of high doses of ivermectin on Onchocerca worms and disease vectors. Together with our Cameroonian colleagues […]

Dies universitatis of the University of Tübingen – Presentation of Programme Onchocercoses

Like every semester, the dies universitatis of the university of Tübingen takes place during the first week of the lectures. This time on the 15th of October. Programme Onchocercoses was present on the Morgenstelle (Hörsaalzentrum) from 14 to 16 hrs and in the Neuen Aula from 18 to 20 hrs. See: https://www.uni-tuebingen.de/aktuelles/dies-universitatis-2015.html       […]

Reports of Tübingen students on their fieldwork in the Programme Onchocercoses laboratory in Ngaoundéré, Cameroon

Three students from the Tübingen University came to the Programme Onchocercoses laboratory in Ngaoundéré in the summer 2015 to do their practicals. They were assisted during their field work by Babette Abanda from the University of Ngaoundéré and Albert Eisenbarth and Alfons Renz from the Tübingen University.   Francois Korbmacher studied the occurrence of protozoan […]