The contributions of veterinary parasitologists at the control of helminths in children and woman

Mercoledì 15 Maggio 2019, alle ore 14:30 presso l’Aula AT 7.b del Complesso delle Biotecnologie, il Professore Emerito Jozef Vercruysse (Department of Virology, Parasitology, Immunology, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium) terrà un seminario dal titolo "The contributions of veterinary parasitologists at the control of helminths in children and woman".

L’Università di Ghent, in cui il Prof. Vercruysse è stato docente per più di 30 anni, è una pregiosa Università europea riconosciuta tra la migliori nel mondo in ambito scientifico (il Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria risulta primo nella classifica "Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects”).

Jozef Vercruysse Ghent University, Belgium

He was between 1983 and 2015 Professor of Parasitology at the Veterinary Faculty of Ghent University, Belgium. At Ghent University he taught the courses of parasitology and his research topics are the diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment and control of helminth infections of both livestock and humans. Between February 2015 and September 2016 Jozef Vercruysse was the Campus President of Ghent University Global Campus, Songdo and since October 2016 he is Emeritus Professor at Ghent University.

He is author and coauthor of approximately 1000 scientific papers and abstracts; 500 articles were published in international scientific journals with peer review and he is co- author and editor of 5 books. Number of citations > 10,000 and his h-index is 51. He is member of many scientific societies and of the editorial board of scientific journals. Between 2003 and 2007 he was president of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP).

He is since 2007 the coordinator of the WHO Collaboration Centre for the monitoring of anthelmintic drug efficacy for soil-transmitted helminthiasis. Since 2013 he is Member of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Neglected Infectious Disease team, External Advisory Board for Soil-Transmitted Helminthiases. He received in 2011 the WAAVP-Bayer Award for Excellence in Research in Veterinary Parasitology and in 2015 he received the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa by the McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

He organised 25 congresses and / or symposia and was Chairman of the WAAVP 2007 meeting in Ghent, Belgium. He was participant at approximately 300 international conferences and symposia, most on invitation. He was since 1985 promoter and coordinator of approx. 50 projects on human and animal parasitic diseases in Belgium, EU countries and the tropics.