PD Dr. Alfons Renz

Research interests

  • Epidemiology of human and and epizootiology of bovine filarial parasites in Cameroon
  • Development of the bovine Onchocerca ochengi model for studies on the biology. Chemotherapy and immunology of filarial parasites
  • Vectorbiology and control of Simulium blackflies, Culicidae, Glossinidae, Stomoxynae, Ceratopogonidae, ticks and others.
  • Genetic markers of susceptibility or resistance against parasitic diseases in two Cameroonian cattle breeds, Bos taurus and Bos indicus.


To learn more about ongoing and past research projects in Cameroon and the Programme Onchocercoses field laboratory in Ngaoundéré, please visit our websites:



Since 2015

Baden-Württenberg-Stipendium Plus: Project for training Cameroonian and German students

Since 2014

Member of the Ethiopian Onchocerciasis Elimination Expert Advisory Committee

Since 2013

Co-ordinator: DFG-Project: “Is eradication of human onchocerciasis possible? Entomological, biological and epidemiological studies on filarial parasites in North-Cameroon” Univ. Tübingen, MPI Tübingen (PD Dr. A. Streit), BNITH Hamburg (PD Dr. N. Brattig), Univ. of Bamenda (Dr. F. Nguemaim), IRAD Cameroon (Dr. Manchang), TOZARD, Bamenda (Dr. D. Achukwi).


Co-investigator: Studies on the secretom and proteom of filarial worms (Profs. E. Liebau, K. Luersen, N. Brattig. D. Achu-Kwi, D. Ndjonka, Univ. Münster, Hamburg, Ngaoundere, DFG)


Molecular approaches to the population biology of Onchocerca ochengi in cattle (Prof. R. Post, British Mus. Nat. Hist., and LSHTM)

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PD Dr. Alfons Renz


Associate Professor


University of Tübingen

AG Parasitologie

Institute of Evolution & Ecology

Auf der Morgenstelle 28

D-72076 Tübingen

E-Building, Flat 4

Room 4 Q 03

Phone: +49 7071-29-70100 (Fax: +49 7071-83801)