Prof. Christina Strube is a full professor of veterinary parasitology at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (Germany), where she teaches parasitology courses and supervises PhD students. She has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed publications and received three awards in the field of veterinary medicine for her outstanding research work. Her main research interests include the One Health topics “zoonotic parasites” and “tick-borne diseases,” as well as the epidemiology of parasitic infections in pets, livestock and wildlife.
Prof. Heinz Mehlhorn studied at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn (Germany). He was chairman of the parasitological institutes in Düsseldorf and Bochum. As a former president of the World Society of Protozoology and long-standing member of the steering committee of the World Society of Parasitologists he runs ongoing lectures in parasitology in several countries,and still teaches courses for medical students in Düsseldorf. He has published 42 books on parasitological problems in German, French, English and Spanish. He holds the patents on 12 antiparasitic drugs, which are the basis of products sold by the university spin-off company Alpha-Biocare GmbH (Neuss, Germany), which produces medications, repellents and wound care products for humans and animals.