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Adaptations to Hematophagy in Blood-feeding Parasites


September 10-11, 2018
Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg
Greifswald, Germany

We cordially invite researchers from all over the world to participate in this symposium on the specific adaptations to hematophagy in blood-feeding animals. The meeting will focus on the biologically active ingredients of saliva of blood-feeding animals and their potential effects in host animals and in the parasite itself. We also invite contributions dealing with mechanisms of host finding, activation and mechanism of saliva transfer to the host or the storage and digestion of host blood by the parasites.


Keynote Speakers (* - confirmed):

Ben J. Mans*, Agricultural Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa

Marcos Horacio Pereira*, University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

Sebastian Kvist*, Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario, Canada

Cornelia Silaghi*, Friedrich Loeffler Institute, Riems, Germany

Jose Marcos Ribeiro, NIH/NIAID, Rockville, MD, USA


Deadline for Abstract Submission: May 31, 2018


Conference Fees:

Early Bird (April 1 to April 30, 2018): € 80 (Regular Participants), € 50 (Students)
Regular (May 1 to July 15, 2018): € 100 (Regular Participants), € 70 (Students)
This meeting is a Satellite Symposium of the 111th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society (DZG)
Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, Fachgruppe Physiologie in der DZG


Sarah Lemke (sarah.lemke(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de)
Jan-Peter Hildebrandt (jph(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de)