Trypanosoma equiperdum: Venereal Transmission and Pathogenesis

Ahmed Yasine Ebrahim
Faculteit Diergeneeskunde
Vakgroep Voeding, Genetica en Ethologie
Ahmed Yasine was born on 11th May 1981 in Haik, South Wollo, Ethiopia. He completed high school in 2000 and joined Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Debre Zeit, Ethiopia. He graduated in 2006 and then worked as field veterinarian. In 2008, he joined Addis Ababa University College of Veterinary Medicine to continue a Masters degree in Veterinary Parasitology and graduated in 2010. Then he joined Kombolcha College of Agriculture, Ethiopia as a member of the academic staff in the Department of Animal Health. In October 2011, he joined Wollo University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Dessie, Ethiopia as assistant professor. In December, 2013, he started his PhD studies sponsored by the Ethiopian-Belgian VLIR-UOS TEAM project “Trypanosoma equiperdum: Venereal Transmission and Pathogenesis” at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium. He is author and co-author of sixteen publications in peer reviewed international journals and has given presentations in several international scientific symposia.
Academische graad
Doctor in de Diergeneeskundige wetenschappen
Taal proefschrift
Dr. Jan Govaere Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Ghent University, Belgium Prof. Dr. Hagos Ashenafi College of Veterinary Medicine Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia Prof. Dr. Bruno Goddeeris Faculty of Bioscience Engineering KU Leuven, Belgium Prof. Dr. Luc Duchateau Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Ghent University, Belgium
Prof. Pierre Dorny Ghent University, Belgium Prof. Philippe Büscher Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium Prof. Ann Van Soom Ghent University, Belgium Prof. Guy Caljon University of Antwerp, Belgium Prof. Peter Geldhof Ghent University, Belgium Dr. Leen Van Brantegem Ghent University, Belgium

Korte beschrijving

Dourine caused by Trypanosoma equiperdum is a venereally transmitted parasitic disease endemic in Ethiopia in the Arsi-Bale highlands and threatening horses in many parts of the world. Knowledge about the pathogenesis and transmission of the disease however is limited. The disease has a long incubation period, and it is unclear when and how the affected animal is transmitting the parasite. So far pathologic tissue changes associated with the disease are poorly described. Therefore the aims of the research project were to study the infectivity and pathological tissue changes caused by the parasite in naturally infected horses and in controlled artificial infections to gain better insights in the transmission and pathogenesis of dourine.


Dinsdag 4 juni 2019, 16:30
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