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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.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

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

Deadline for Abstract Submission: June 17, 2018

Conference Fees:

Early Bird (April 1 to May 31, 2018): € 80 (Regular Participants), € 50 (Students)
Regular (June 1 to September 11, 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 and the "Fachgruppe Physiologie" of the DZG.


Sarah Lemke (email)
Jan-Peter Hildebrandt (email)