Lizards use "behavioural hypothermia" to reduce the negative impact of tick infestations, another example of parasite infections influencing host-behaviour.
Before taking on this role Anouk worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Parasites & Vectors division of the Natural History Museum (NHM) of London. Her research on schistosomiasis involved regularly travelling to Tanzania to collect schistosome and snail samples for genetic analysis and for archiving in the Schistosomiasis Collection at the NHM (SCAN). Particularly passionate about public outreach and engagement with science she blogs, tweets and talks about parasites and neglected tropical diseases.
Latest posts by Anouk Gouvras (see all)
- What’s in a worm? The microbiota of horse ascarids. - 11th November 2022
- Holy Helminths! Augustinian friars and their parasites. - 26th August 2022
- What is the economic impact of schistosomiasis? A One Health question. - 6th May 2022
Do schistosomes manipulate snails? A recent study looks at the altered phototropic behaviour of infected snails and how this may be a deliberate strategy from… Read more »
For a bit of fun we have put together a small cryptic crossword puzzle where the answers relate to parasite and vectors. Hope you enjoy it.
A recent study by Coffeng and team uses mathematical model simulations to predict the short-term and long-term impact of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)… Read more »
Genital schistosomiasis is a dangerous consequence of schistosome infections that drastically decreases quality of life, causes much misery and pain, leads to… Read more »
Roestenberg and colleagues at Leiden University Medical Center are undertaking a controversial yet highly interesting study; infecting healthy volunteers with… Read more »
Uniting to Combat's 5th progress report highlights some of the key achievements made since the London Declarations in 2012 and reminds us to take stock of how… Read more »
International Women's Day fell on the 8th of March this week and, motivated by the talks, press releases and blogs published on this day, I wanted to reflect… Read more »
The International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD) hosted a meeting exploring aspects of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) on NTD control;… Read more »
In early 2014, the European Centre of Diseases Prevention and Control reported cases of urogenital schistosomiasis in a group of German tourists with no history… Read more »