Sydney Seminar Series
26 September 2013
Dr Jan Slapeta will be discussing Parasites!
Seminar title: Challenging dogmas in veterinary parasitology.
Jan will present recent discoveries from the McMaster Buildingparasitology group. He will use two examples to demonstrate that using long forgotten museum material is still worth a look and that direct experimental evidence is way better than long standing assumption.
Jan studies parasites at the Faculty of Veterinary Science. He has a broad understanding of the biology of parasites of both medical and veterinary importance, as well as the diseases caused by them. He aims to understand pathogenesis of single cell parasites and mechanisms that control their life cycles strategies. He uses parasites such as Neospora, Toxoplasma, Cryptosporidium,Myxozoa andTritrichomonas as objects of his group experiments. He is the editor-in-chief of "Veterinary Parasitology" and serves as a specialist editor of "International Journal for Parasitology".
Location: HR Carne LT, RMC Gunn Building B19