Dr. Daniel Achukwi behind his new dissecting microscopeZeiss Stemi 2000, bought for IRAD from our DFG-grant. (photo by Albert Eisenbarth)
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A very warm welcome to the homepage of Programme Onchocercoses. Our research network in Ngaoundéré, Cameroon, is based on over 35 years of successful partnership between research institutes in Germany, Great Britain, France and many other countries. It combines resources, know-how and skills of the participating partners to answer key questions and improve the understanding […]
Simulium damnosum s.l. blackflies attack man, cattle and game animals. In order to study the hostfinding behaviour and to develop traps for blood-hungy flies, we constructed a number of automatic traps. => Read more
Silke, Anna and Tobias from Hamburg and Münster arrived in Ngaoundéré. Silke and Tobias shall focus on the production of ESPs of microfilariae and infective L3. They stay for two months in Cameroon. Anna is preparing for her master in linguistics and shall stay for four weeks.
The dissecting microscope, Kalip has been using to examine Simulium flies for filarial infections, has been the oldest in our lab: It was bought in 1976 and shipped to Cameroon directly from Switzerland. For 35 years, the microscope has served in the humid rain-forest and dusty savannah. Its mechanical parts are still looking very fine, […]
It is now 25 years that lake Nyos in the Nord-West Province released a toxic cloude of volcanic gazes that killed 1.700 people. Spiegel-Online commemorates this disaster: http://einestages.spiegel.de/static/topicalbumbackground/23352/toedliche_wolke_aus_dem_see.html Volcanic activities still continue at Mount Cameroon. During its last eruption a flow of lava of 16 km almost reached the coast. The volcanic lava still smoking […]
Programme Onchocercoses thanks to a private donor for his support of our research in Cameroon. He wrote: “Sie haben mir von Ihrem persönlichen Einsatz bei der Bekämpfung der Flussblindkrankheit erzählt und mich mit Ihrer Schilderung der Genese dieser Krankheit und den Chancen ihrer Bekämpfung gefesselt, dabei auch meine biologischen Interessen angesprochen. Ich glaube und hoffe, […]
Prof. Daniel Achukwi from IRAD Wakwa is now in Germany to evaluate serum samples from the project cattle herd. He is following training in parasitological, immunological and molecular biology methods at the Tübingen University and the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute in Hamburg.
These photos show Issek, a Cameroonian artist receiving his new wheelchair. A big thank you to Dr. Irmgard Schreier from Tübingen, Germany for donating the wheelchair and Air France for priority transportation of the chair. Issek is an artist based in Cameroon. He designed the logo for Programme Onchocercoses with Dr. Renz.
DFG-Meeting in Accra, Ghana, 23rd – 27th of March 2011. The second meeting of German-African research partners in Accra brought together more than 25 research projects. Our work was presented by an oral talk and 5 posters.