Dr. rer. nat. Goetz WAHL

Born 12.04.1959 in Boppard (Rheinland-Pfalz).

Childhood and youth in Egypt and Ethiopia, where my father was teacher / head master at the German Schools in Cairo and Addis Abeba.

1976-1980: End of schooling and social year in Boppard.

Goetz Wahl did his PhD in the Programme Onchocercoses project and was responsible for the field-station in Ngaoundéré from 1987 to 1992





1980-1985: Studies in biology and chemistry in Marburg, Statesboro (USA), Mainz, Tübingen.

1986-1988: Diplom (master’s degree) in biology, Staatsexamen (teaching degree) in biology and chemistry.

1998-1991: Parasitological and entomological PhD-thesis in the Programme Onchocercoses Research Project at Ngaoundéré (Cameroon) on the epidemiology of animal and human onchocercoses, financed by the EU.

1991-1992: WHO-project on the screening of filaricidal substances in the O. ochengi-cattle-modell.

1993-1995: Head of research group on the epidemiology, immunology and chemotherapy of loiasis at the Centre de Recherches Médicales (CIRMF) in Franceville (Gabun).

1995-1997: High school teaching degree in Boppard.

1998-2005: High school teacher for biology and chemistry in Haldensleben (Sachsen-Anhalt).

Since 2006: Head of public health reporting for the federal state of Sachsen-Anhalt at the Landesamt für Verbraucherschutz in Magdeburg.

Ausgewählte Publikationen/ selected publictions

1. Wahl, G. & Renz, A. (1989). Onchocerca spp. from cattle and game in North-Cameroon. Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 40, 387.

2. Wahl, G., Ekale, D., Enyong, P. & Renz, A. (1991). The development of Onchocerca dukei and O. ochengi microfilariae to infective-stage larvae in Simulium damnosum     s.l. and in members of the S. medusaeforme group, following intrathoracic injection.  Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 85, 329-337.

3. Wahl, G. & Renz, A. (1991). Transmission of Onchocerca dukei by Simulium bovis in North-Cameroon. Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 42, 368-370.

4. Trees, A.J., Wahl, G., Kläger, S. & Renz, A. (1992). Age related differences in parasitosis may indicate acquired immunity against microfilariae in cattle naturally infected with Onchocerca ochengi. Parasitology, 104, 247-252.

5. Bain, O., Wahl, G. & Renz, A. (1993). Onchocerca ramachandrini n.sp. from the warthog in Cameroon. Annales de Parasitologie Humaine Et Comparée, 68, 139-143.

6. Wahl, G., Achu-Kwi, M.D., Mbah, D., Dawa, O. & Renz, A. (1994). Bovine  onchocercosis in North-Cameroon. Veterinary Parasitology, 52, 297-311.

7. Wahl, G. & Bain, O. (1995). Development by injection in Simulium damnosum s.l. of  two Onchocerca species from the wart hog to infective larvae resembling Type  D larvae (Duke, 1967). Parasite (Ann. Parasit. Hum. Comp.), 2, 55-62.

8. Renz, A., Trees, A.J., Achu-Kwi, D., Edwards, G. & Wahl, G. (1995). Evaluation of  suramin, ivermectin and CGP 20376 in a new macrofilaricidal drug screen, Onchocerca ochengi in African cattle. Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 46, 31-37.

9. Wahl, G., Moukagni, R., Touré, F. & Georges, A.J. (1995). Large scale collection of  viable  infective larvae of Loa loa. Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 46, 303-204.

10. Wahl, G.  & Georges, A.J. (1995). Current knowledge on the epidemiology, diagnosis,  immunology and treatment of loiasis. Trop. Medicine and Parasitology, 46, 287- 291.

11. Wahl, G. (1996a). Vector competence of the Simulium damnosum complex in Cameroon for Onchocerca spp. of cattle. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 10 (2), 200-202.

12. Wahl, G. (1996b). Identification of a common filaial larva in Simulium damnosum s.l. (Type D, Duke 1967) as Onchocerca ramachandrini from the wart hog. The Journal of  Parasitology, 82, 520-524.

13. Wahl, G., Ekale, D., & Schmitz, A.(1998a). Onchocerca ochengi: assessment of the  Simulium vectors in North Cameroon. Parasitology, 116, 327-336.

14. Wahl, G. & Schibel, J.M.(1998b). Onchocerca ochengi: morphological identification of  the L3 in wild Simulium damnosum s.l., verified by DNA probes. Parasitology, 116, 337-348.

 15. Wahl, G., Enyong, P., Ngosso, A., Schibel, J.M., Moyou, R., Tubbesing, H., Ekale, D. &  Renz, A.(1998). Onchocerca ochengi: epidemiological evidence of cross-protection against Onchocerca volvulus in man. Parasitology, 116, 349-362.

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