Senckenberg Research

co-operation partners

 

 
 
 
 
Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine
                                      Logo Bernhard-NOcht- Institut für Tropenmedizin 

 
german mosquito control association (KABS)

 

    Logo Kommunale Aktionsgemeinschaft zur Bekämpfung der Scharkenplage

 

 

research group Aquatic Ecology and Nature Conservation

                                 

    Logo Kommunale Aktionsgemeinschaft zur Bekämpfung der Scharkenplage

 
 

 

Institute of Animal Hygiene and Veterinary Public Health

                                  

    Universität Leipzig

 

 

 

 

Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine

 

The Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNI) is a member of the Leibniz Association and a research institute of national significance. It is funded jointly by the Federal Government, the city of Hamburg and the other German federal states. It is Germany’s largest institution for research, diagnostics and training in the field of tropical diseases and emerging infections. Subjects of research are clinical studies, epidemiology and disease control, as well as the biology of pathogens, their reservoirs and vectors. To handle highly pathogenic viruses and infected insects, the institute runs laboratories of the highest biological safety level including BSL 3 and BSL 4 laboratories as well as a high security insectary. The BNI represents the German national reference centre for the tropical infectious agents. In cooperation with the Ghanaian Ministry of Health and the University of Kumasi, Ghana, the BNI operates a research and education centre in the West African rain forest.

The BNI has comprehensive expertise in the field of medical entomology. Staff of the institute and the neighbouring working group of the German Forces (Bundeswehr) are involved in research and training. Various seminars and classes on medical entomology are performed each year. Furthermore, scientific investigations are regularly conducted on taxonomy, distribution and control of mosquitoes in the tropics as well as in Germany. In addition to the high security insectary, in which infection experiments on mosquito vector competence are conducted, the institute houses a number of  insectaries for breeding mosquitoes..

In the course of diagnostic work and to uphold its responsibility as national reference centre for tropical infectious agents, staff of the BNI regularly carry out identification and typing of ectoparasites, including mosquitoes in clinical samples submitted for diagnostics. The virology department possesses a comprehensive collection of medically important arboviruses that are used for vector competence studies and has developed numerous molecular for the diagnosis of arboviruses. In recent years, members of the BNI in collaborative with KABS, have identified a series of arboviruses in German mosquitoes that are potentially pathogenic to humans, such as Sindbis, Batai and Usutu virus.

Link: www.bnitm.de  

 

            contact of BNI


           

Prof. Dr. Egbert Tannich

Head of department molecular parasitology

 

Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 74
20359 Hamburg
Germany
Tel: +49 40 42818-477

 

PD Dr. Andreas Krüger

medical Entomology

Bundeswehr (Armed Forces) - Hospital Hamburg
Dept. Tropical Medicine
Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 74
20359 Hamburg
Germany
Tel: +49 40 69472830
                                                             

           

Dr. Stefanie Müller                                     

groupleader molecular
entomology

 

Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 74
20359 Hamburg
Germany
Tel: +49 40 42818-489

PD Dr. Dr. Jonas Schmidt- Chanasit

groupleader Arboviruses

 

Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 74
20359 Hamburg
Germany
Tel: +49 40 42818-959

 

german mosquito control association (KABS)

 

The german mosquito control association (KABS) was established in 1976, with the objective of developing environmentally friendly methods of mosquito control. One hundred towns and parishes in southern Germany now belong to KABS. Only biological methods of control based on microbial agents (Bacillus  thuringiensis israelensis und B. sphaericus) are used. For three decades, the KABS has successfully hindered mosquito plagues in the Upper Rhine Area and in other parts of Germany. During these operations, thousands of mosquitoes are regularly collected (twice a month) and identified to species. It is intended to include these mosquitoes in the planned surveillence network. The KABS staff includes more than 30 biologists, who are engaged in investigating the biology and taxonomy of mosquitoes. Numerous publications have resulted from this work.

Link: http://www.kabsev.de

 

            contact german mosquito control association (KABS)


          

PD Dr. Norbert Becker

scientific director


Ludwigstraße 99
67165 Waldsee
Germany
Tel: 06236 41860

 

              

Achim Kaiser

employee

Ludwigstraße 99

67165 Waldsee

              

Artur Jöst

employee

Ludwigstraße 99

67165 Waldsee

          

Wolf Peter Pfitzner

employee

Ludwigstraße 99

67165 Waldsee

 

 

research group Aquatic Ecology and Nature Conservation

 

The research group Aquatic Ecology and Nature Conservation (Institute of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg) was established in the year 2005. Subjects of research are classical limnology and the ecology of aquatic insects. Additionally, the group has a special focus on Diptera (mosquitoes, biting midges, non-biting midges, black flies) and vector ecology. The general research question in context of vector ecology is what environmental factors drive the spatial-temporal distribution of potential vector species. This includes studies on the breeding ecology, phenology or habitat modelling. The group is currently involved in a national project on the monitoring of invasive mosquito species (funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety) and an EU project on the distribution and breeding ecology of mosquitoes and biting midges in order to develop a system that allows a continuous estimation of outbreak risk of vector-born diseases in Europe (funded by the Federal Office of Agriculture and Food).

Link: http://www.gewaesseroekologie.uni-oldenburg.de/en/

 

           contact institute of biology and environmental sciences


          

Prof. Dr. Ellen Kiel

groupleader aquatic ecology and nature conservation

Institute of Biology and Environmental Sciences (IBU)
26111 Oldenburg
Germany
Tel: +49 441 7984719

                        Prof. Dr. Ellen Kiel      

 

 

Institute of Animal Hygiene and Veterinary Public Health

 

The Institute of Animal Hygiene and Veterinary Public Health at the Veterinary Faculty of the University Leipzig is teaching students in the fields of animal hygiene, animal husbandry, ethology, animal welfare, veterinary epidemics control, and epidemiology. Our research activities are somehow aiming to elucidate the reasons why diseases are developing in animals and humans. Investigating these rather complex issues involves many different approaches including the analyses of biotic and abiotic factors. In general our field of research could be summarized as veterinary public health-related. In particular we are interested in the evolution and epidemiology of pathogens. Besides the group of parvoviruses, we are using various vector-borne zoonotic pathogens as models to better understand the mechanisms leading to clusters of cases. In this regard we are in close collaboration with other research groups nationally and internationally working with cimicid bugs, fleas, mosquitoes, hard ticks or rodents and their associated pathogens. Another major topic of our research is the testing of disinfectants which are used by veterinary practitioners, livestock management and epidemic disease control. A separate animal housing facility belongs to our institute in which animal experiments, e.g. for vaccine development and testing, can be performed with animals up to the size of calves and swine.

Link: http://tierhygiene.vetmed.uni-leipzig.de/englisch/institut_tierhygiene/th10_index_0.htm

 

           contact Veterinary faculty


          

Prof. Dr. Martin Pfeffer

Institute of animal hygiene and veterinary public health

Veterinary Faculty of the University Leipzig
An den Tierkliniken 1
04103 Leipzig
Germany
Tel: +49 341 9738-152

                              

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