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Congratulations Dr. Rufener

We congratulate our PhD student Reto Rufener to successfully defending his thesis "New drugs against Echinococcus multilocularis - targeting the energy metabolism"! Very well done Dr. Reto Rufener.


Andrew Hemphill Honorary Professor at National University of La Plata, Argentina

Prof. Dr. Andrew Hemphill received the titel Visiting Professor at the National University La Plata (Argentina). Congratulations Andrew!


Andrew Hemphill Honorary Professor at Complutense University of Madrid

Prof. Dr. Andrew Hemphill received the titel Honorary Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid. Congratulations Andrew!


PhD half-time Dominic Ritler

We congratulate Dominic Ritler to his successful PhD half-time presentation with the title “Bullets against Echinococcus multilocularis: screening-based drug discovery and omics-based target identification”


PhD half-time Pablo Winzer

We congratulate Pablo Winzer to his successful PhD half-time presentation with the title “Molecular changes of Neosporacaninum treated with Calcium dependent protein kinase 1 inhibitor 1294 and implications on the immune response”


Karl-Enigk doctoral stipend

Congratulations to Dominic Ritler for the doctoral stipend form the Karl-Enigk-Stiftung for his work on “metabolomics host-pathogen interaction studies of the fox tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis“.


Recombinant vaccine against neosporosis

This study reports on the application of a polyvalent recombinant vaccine formulation, composed of three Neospora antigens that were physically linked to OprI, a bacterial outer membrane protein that acts as a Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) ligand. Conjugation to OprI modulates immunity to elicit a balanced Th1/Th2 response, which is not detrimental to pregnancy outcome, and at the same time mediates protection against clinical signs of neosporosis and vertical transmission in offspring mice.


PhD half-time Reto Rufener

We congratulate Reto Rufener to his successful PhD half-time presentation with the title “Echinococcus multilocularis: Studies on drugs and metabolism”



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