Institut für Evolution und Ökologie



Fundus Tübinger Wissenschaftsgeschichte: Inventory of scientific instruments and objects relevant for the history of natural sciences at Tübingen​​​​​​​


Development of a stochastic mathematical model of human onchocerciasis, significance of human behaviour and vector host-choice (Drs. Little and Bazanes, Imp. Coll. London)​​​​​​​

Since 1996

Studies on Wolbachia endosysmbionts of filarial parasites: biology and potential targets for antifilarial chemotherapy (Cameroon, Tübingen and Hohenheim)


Discovery of the macrofilaricidal activity of high doses of tetracycline in the bovine O. ochengi model.


Co-investigator of WHO/TDR/OCP-funded research on Onchocerca ochengi in African cattle as a novel drug-screening model for the search of new macrofilaricidal drugs (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine; Institut de Recherches de l'Agriculture pour le Developpement, Wakwa, Cameroon).


Coordinator of CEC-funded project: Can cattle protect from onchocerciasis? – Reduction of Simulium vectorial capacity and cross-protective concomitant immunity by cross-transmission of animal filariae (Onchocerca ochengi). (Strathclyde University of Glasgow, Institut de Recherches Zootechniques et Veterinaires, Kamerun, Medical Research Station, Kamerun, Federal University of Technology in Yola, Nigeria).


Development of DNA-probes for the identification of Onchocerca-larvae in Simulium vector flies. Funded by DFG (Germany). (Lehrbereich Populationsgenetik, Tübingen).


Coordinator of CEC-funded study on animal filariae in North-Cameroon: Epidemiological and molecular biological investigations. (National Institut for Medical Research, London, Institut de Recherches Zootechniques et Vétérinaires, Kamerun, Medical Research Station, Kamerun, Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen, Amsterdam).


Organization of the first meeting of CEC-funded filarial research groups in Tübingen.


Field studies on ivermectin mass-treatments in the Vina valley in Cameroon. Responsible for entomological studies (funded by WHO/TDR). In collaboration with ORSTOM and the Ministry of Public Health in Yaoundé.


Principal Investigator of WHO/TDR-funded project on the identification of Onchocerca-larvae in anthropophilic Simulium damnosum s.l. flies in Cameroon.


Coordinator of CEC-funded project on the epidemiology of human onchocerciasis in various bioclimatic zones of Cameroon (National Institut for Medical Research, London, Medical Research Station, Cameroon, Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen, Amsterdam) (co-funded by WHO/TDR und CEC). Set-up of research stations in Kumba (rainforest) and Soramboum (Sudan savanna).

1982, 1983

Consultant of the Onchocerciasis Control Programme (OCP, WHO). Studies on the reinvasion of Simulium damnosum s.l. and vectorial capacity of members of the S. damnosum complex in Togo and Benin.


Field studies on transmission dynamics of human onchocerciasis in Cameroon (WHO/OCP und TDR). Set-up of a field-station in Tcholliré, North Cameroon (Medical Reseacrh Council, Dr. Anderson & Fuglsang, London).


Thesis of diploma "Studies on the development of Litomosoides carinii (Nematoda, Filarioidea) in the tropical rat mite Ornithonyssus bacoti (Acari)" at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Tübingen (Prof. Wenk).