In terms of research, the institute focusses on the study of pathogenetic processes that occur during parasitic infections, as well as on the development of new therapeutic approaches. The main topics of interest are zoonotic helminthiases (echinococcosis, fasciolosis), protozoans causing abortion (neosporosis, toxoplasmosis, tritrichomonosis), as well as giardiasis.

Research at the Institute of Parasitology is essentially financed by third-party funding. Numerous publications have emerged from the individual projects. Priority is given to the following parasites:

  • Echinococcus
  • Fasciola
  • Neospora
  • Toxoplasma
  • Besnoitia
  • Tritrichomonas
  • Trichinella

An overview of our research unit you find here: organigram research (JPG, 496KB)