TTP8 & STVM12 Congress, 24-29 August 2014, Cape Town, South Africa
TTP8 & STVM12 Congress, 24-29 August 2014, Cape Town, South Africa

Workshop Facilitators



Workshop Facilitator

Short Bio

Agustín Estrada-Peña
Prof Agustín Estrada-Peña
Professor of Clinical Parasitology in the Department of Animal Pathology, University of Zaragoza (Spain)

Agustín Estrada-Peña is Professor of Clinical Parasitology in the Department of Animal Pathology, University of Zaragoza (Spain). He is a founding member and graduate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College. He was born in 1959, and did his studies on Veterinary between 1976-1981. He was PhD in 1982 and DVM in 1985.

His interest focuses on ticks and tick-borne pathogens, in both facets as parasites of domestic animals or as zoonoses and vectors of zoonotic agents. He works with the European Center for Disease Control to develop better methods to capture the distribution of ticks. He has been advisor to the European Bureau for Health and Climate Change, and FAO. The later was aimed to synthesise the knowledge on the spread of boofilid ticks.

He is the lead author of about 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He co-authored several books on the subject of the tick-borne diseases. He has participated in four EU funded projects about the control of vector-borne diseases, and today is a member of the EuroNegVec network, a COST action devoted to the development of protocols of surveillance in Europe on invasive arthropods with implications for public health. He described six new species of ticks.

Prof Fanie Joubert
Prof F Joubert
Director of the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Pretoria

Fourie Joubert obtained his PhD in 2000, and is currently director of the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Unit at the University of Pretoria. In the past, his interests have been mostly in malaria and genomics, and his current research focuses on cancer genomics. He has (co)-supervised 19 MSc and 7 PhD students, and has published 35 papers in international peer-reviewed journals.

Prof Maxime Madder
Prof Maxime Madder
Head of the Unit Veterinary Entomology of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM)
Antwerp, Belgium

Prof Maxime Madder is head of the Unit Veterinary Entomology of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp, Belgium.  He has 20 years of experience in the study of vectors and especially in ticks and tick-borne diseases in the tropics. His research aims at improving animal health in resource-poor farming areas in Sub-Sahara Africa. More recently local vectors (midges, vector of bluetongue and Schmallenberg virus) and emerging vectors in temperate regions (like tiger mosquito) and risk factors associated to it are also studied within the unit. For most of the exotic, local and emerging vectors, correct identification is a key element to study the epidemiology and control of the diseases they transmit. In addition to the standard morphological identification, much effort is put into the molecular identification of vector species and also their hybrids in the case of ticks. The obtained results are disseminated in book chapters and in about 70 scientific articles.





Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsor : Inqa Biotec

Sponsor : Separations

Sponsor : University of Pretoria

Sponsor : International Livestock Research Institute

Sponsor : ClinVet