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Parasites are among the most widespread infectious agents in humans and animals, including livestock and companion animals. This incredibly diverse world of parasites is associated with complex life cycles, constantly evolving epidemiological situations and the resulting diseases need reliable control strategies.
Our research is focused on different aspects of parasite infections in a wide array of animals aiming at better animal health, welfare and productivity.
We investigate the pathological and pathophysiological processes inducing parasitic diseases, the molecular negotiations between parasites and their hosts, and develop and study the performance of diagnostic tools for individual analyses and epidemiological studies. Our overall goal is to understand the pathogenesis of parasitoses and to identify appropriate therapies and control measures.