B L Penzhorn South Africa Topic: Teaching Veterinary Parasitology in South Africa – A Look at the Past, a Vision for the Future
After 8 years as researcher with South African National Parks, Banie Penzhorn joined the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, where he lectured on protozoal diseases. He retired in 2011 after a 31-year academic career, but is still a part-time senior research fellow at the Faculty and research associate at the National Zoological Gardens. He has published 150 research papers in peer-reviewed journals, and has supervised 13 PhD and 29 MSc candidates. He serves as examination officer for the South African Veterinary Council and external examiner for the Namibian Veterinary Council.
Mark Fox United Kingdom Topic: Veterinary Parasitology Teaching at London – Meeting the Needs of Our New Graduates
Mark graduated from The Royal Veterinary College and spent a period in small animal practice before returning to study for a PhD, spending part of his time working in the Department of Dairy Science (University of Wisconsin). He has over thirty years' experience of teaching and research in the veterinary parasitology field and collaborated with colleagues in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australasia in addition to the UK. His research interests initially focused on the pathogenesis of gastro-intestinal nematode parasitism in ruminants though later broadened to include the epidemiology of parasite infections in both domestic and wild animals.
Xing-Quan Zhu China Topic: Veterinary parasitology teaching in China in the 21st Century: Challenges, opportunities and perspectives
Xing-Quan Zhu obtained his BVSc degree from the Sichuan Institute of Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, MVSc degree from the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China, and PhD in Parasitology from the Department of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Australia. His is Head and Professor at the Department of Parasitology, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China. His research interests have focused on the genetics, genomics and functional genomics of parasites. He is serving as a Subject Editor for the journal Parasites & Vectors, and on the editorial board for several international parasitology journals. He has published more than 300 papers in well-regarded international journals.
Peter-Henning Clausen Germany Topic: Established and novel approaches in veterinary parasitology education in Berlin
Peter-Henning Clausen is a Professor of Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine at the Freie Universitaet (FU) Berlin Germany, where he currently heads the tropical veterinary medicine unit. His broad experience in veterinary parasitology and preventive veterinary medicine is exemplified by over 35 years of work on a variety of emerging and vector borne diseases in different epidemiological settings in Europe and Africa. He presently scientifically co-ordinates various overseas development and research projects and has recently convened the first Joint AITVM-STVM international conference in Berlin. He continues to be involved in graduate student supervision and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Christina Strube Germany Topic: Simple, but not easy: Opportunities and Challenges from a Teacher's and Student's Perspective in 21st Century Veterinary Parasitology Teaching
Christina Strube, Dr. med. vet., PhD, graduated in veterinary medicine in 2000. She is full Professor of Veterinary Parasitology at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (Germany), teaching parasitology to veterinary as well as biology students. In addition, more than two dozens of PhD students were supervised by her. She was recipient of a PhD grant by the Karl-Enigk-Foundation and received three national awards in the field of veterinary medicine for her excellent research work. Her main research areas include zoonotic helminths, tick-borne diseases and epidemiology of parasitic infections in pets, livestock and wildlife.
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