Wednesday, October 7, 2020

EU COST grant on the Blastocystis One Health Initiative

Still there?😀

To all the readers of this blog: I hope you're well and that you, your friends and families have not been affected badly by COVID-19.

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The planning of meetings is a great challenge these days; however, I hope that we'll soon be able to update you on the 3rd International Blastocystis Conference.

Meanwhile, I'd want to update you on the fact that Dr Anastasios Tsaousis and I are still heading the development of a COST Action proposal on Blastocystis in One Health. Deadline for proposals has been extended to 13 November, 2020.

We have already secured a broad representation of countries; however, we would like to increase interdiscliplinarity even more, and so we would encourage more medical doctors and industrial partners to come forward and be part of the proposal - please contact either Anastasios or me. You can always contact us just to learn more about the call/proposal.

Thank you!

Friday, March 6, 2020

Joining forces across Europe - and beyond...

It's such a pleasure to have Dr Anastasios Tsaousis visiting these days. We are collaborating on various efforts to ensure the connection of Blastocystis research initiatives and harmonisation of wet and dry laboratory methods for detection and differentiation of Blastocystis across Europe and beyond. We started preparing a proposal for a COST action and are also thinking ahead towards the 3rd International Blastocystis Conference in Crete in 2021! We hope to help increase and further develop the International Blastocystis Network!