Entries by Alfons Renz

DFG Partners meet in Dar es Salaam

Reserachers from over 30 research projects present their ongoing studies on the epidemiology and control of neglected infectious diseases in Africa. Part of the German-Africam research-cooperation is our project on human and bovine onchocerciasis. The meeting takes place at the White Sands beach hotel 20 km north of Dar es Salaam.

Lottie Duke is running the Bath Half Marathon for Sightsavers

Lottie Duke is running the 2014 Bath Half Marathon 2014 on 2nd March in aid of Sightsavers. Lottie’s father, Brian was a Doctor of Tropical medicine and his vision was to eradicate the disease River Blindness, commonly found in Sub Saharan Africa and Central America, that results in loss of sight. Unfortunately, Brian passed away […]

Two new Microscopes received from Switzerland

We are happy to announce the arrival of two Wild M5a Dissecting Microscopes for our fieldwork in Cameroon. One of the microscopes will be used in The University of Bamenda. We would like to thank Mr. Arnauld Buecherlen for his contribution to our project. We also received a translucent light table from a private Swiss […]

Tuebingen, A University of excellence!

We are proud to announce on our homepage that on Friday 15th June, the University of Tuebingen was awarded the distinction of University of Excellence by the German Research Counsil. This is a very important award and underlines the excellent work the University has contributed to German research and education.

Cameroon-Excursion 2012: Microscopes received

Part of the Cameroon-Excursion 2012 shall be a teaching course on Medical Entomology & Parasitology at the University of Ngaoundéré, where the 10 students from Tübingen shall participate together with 40 master-students from Ngaoundéré. During one week, teaching sessions shall take place in the morning and excursions to field in the afternoon. A major component […]

ESPs of 2 millions of microfilariae preserved!

During her stay in Ngaoundéré, Silke van Hoorn from the Bernhard-Nocht-Institut in Hamburg isolated about 2 million of Onchocerca ochengi microfilariae from the skin of cattle (skin samples from the slaughterhouse) and kept them in-vitro to obtain excretory-secretory products (ESPs) for further bio-molecular examinations. These microfilariae had to be separated from those of Onchocerca gutturosa, […]