A global network of researchers
Alfons RENZ: photo

Alfons RENZ

Senior lecturer - Parasitology / Entomology at Universität Tübingen | Tübingen , Germany

Status:
Available for mentoring.
Support Offered:
Article planning, Dealing with the publishing process, Presentation planning, Proposal development, Responding to peer review, Study design, Table and figure design

Work

Research Keywords:
Parasitology, Onchocerciasis, Entomology, Cameroon
Biography:
Biography Dr. Alfons Renz studied biology and parasitology at the Tübingen University. Since 1976, he is conducting field studies on the epidemiology, transmission and control of onchocerciasis in Cameroon. Together with colleagues from Liverpool and Cameroon, he established the bovine Onchocera ochengi model in Ngaoundere, North-Cameroon. His main interest is the biology of Onchocerca parasites and their Simulium vector flies. Milestones of his research in Cameroon were the definitions of a tolerable level of onchocerciasis in 1977 (ATP 100 and ABR 1000), the design of mathematical models for onchocerciasis (1986), the development of the bovine chemotherapy model (1993), successful vaccination of cattle by a live heterologeous antigen (L3 of O. volvulus, 2001), and the discovery of the antifilarial activity of Doxycycline by killing endosymbiotic Wohlbachia (1997). Since 2008, his research focuses on excretory/secretory products of O. ochengi and their action in the cross-talk with the bovine host. For on-going work in Cameroon and a list of relevant publications, please visit our website: www.riverblindness.eu

Social Media

To see other contact details you need to have an active task with this person

Contacting Researchers

You need to sign in to be able to send messages to other researchers. If you're already a member you can sign in here. If not you can sign up for a free account.

The above links will open in a new tab in your web browser. Once you are signed in, you can come back to this browser tab and reload it to see the contact form.

The AuthorAID community includes over 23,000 researchers from around the world. If you are looking for help, want to share your expertise or are searching for someone to work with, then the AuthorAID community can help!

 

Find a researcher

Latest News

All News