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Second meeting of the Ethiopia Onchocerciasis Elimination Expert Advisory Committee in Addis Ababa

Ethiopia is Africa’s second largest country and onchocerciasis (river blindness) is highly endemic in many districts. Yet the state of knowledge on the local vectors and transmision indices is still limited. PD Dr. Alfons Renz has been nominated to be member of the internatioal Expert Advisory Committee, that shall assist the Ethiopian Ministry of Health […]

Afrika-Festival Tübingen 2015

The Afrika-Festival Tübingen 2015 has started! The Programme Onchocercoses team presents its activities in the ‘Cameroon village’. 19 pagode tents are grouped together to represent Cameroon, which shall be the country in focus of this year’s festival. http://www.afrikafestival-reutlingen.de/en/ Start of the Festival on Thursday: Situated close o the ntrance of the ‘Cameroon Village’, our tent […]

Substantial Grant received by the Baden-Württemberg-Stiftung BW-Plus!

We are more than happy to announce that the Baden-Württemberg-Stiftung is going to support the strategic partnership of the University of Tübingen with Cameroonian Partners from the University of Bamenda, University of Ngaoundéré and the Institute for Agricultural Research (IRAD) in Yaoundé! This grant shall allow the exchange of students, organization of workshops in Tübingen […]

Donation of computer-software by ACRONIS

Africa not only is a continent badly sufferering from neglected tropical diseases but also from all kind of compter viruses. Recently two of your students from the University of Ngaoundéré lost many data and much work by an infection of their laptops. When talking to this with a representative of the software-developing company ACRONIS they […]

Meeting of DFG-Partners in Tübingen

DFG-COBE partners met in Tübingen on the 15th and 16th of June to discuss the ongoing progress and plan for the future years. The Director-General OF IRAD, Yaoundé, came to Tübingen for the first time and representatives of our project were wellcomed on behalf of the recorate by the Prorector of reseach of the university, […]

DFG-Meeting in Würzburg (19.-14. June 2015)

The this year’s meeting of the German-African reserach projects in Infectiology took place at the Biozentrum of the university Würzburg. Our project was presented by Ms Babette Guimbang and by two posters. The excursion took us to the historic town of Bamberg.

Teaching grant for Babette Abanda Guimbang!

Within the Initiative for Excellency of our university, young lecturers from foreign academic institutions are invited to teach in Tübingen. Ms Babette Abanda Guimbang from the University of Ngaoundére is amost those selected to teach at the faculty of natural sciences. During the summer semester 2015 she shall share with us her knowledge on the […]

Patrick Bürgel has finished his thesis of Bachelor!

During August and September 2014, Patrick Bürgel collected data on the socio-entomological interface of riverblindness in Cameroon: The way of clothing, which may more or less protect the human body from the bites of the Simulium dannosum vector flies is a key-factor in epidemiology.  He could show, that the degree of exposure of the villages […]

Bayer Science & Education grant received !

Archile Eric Paguem from the University of Ngaoundéré received a scholarship of 5.000 Euro for his project on QTL-analysis of cattle diseases. The aim is to link genetic traits to susceptability or resistance of local cattle to the prevailing pathogens. There area a lartge variety of cattle breeds of taurine and Zebu origin. It is […]

Siisa-Paper accepted!

The recent finding of Albert Eisenbarth, that there are two genetically different  variants of Onchocerca ochengi (O. ochengi and O. siisa form) present in North Cameroon, has been accepted by Acta Tropica and is now being published: => http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0001706X13001459