Schistosomiasis is the second most important parasitic disease after malaria. It affects 250 million people and is responsible for about 200 000 deaths per year. Schistosome parasites such as Schistosoma mansoni are blood-dwelling flatworms with a remarkable capacity to reproduce and to escape immune responses from the host. The pathology of schistosomiasis is mainly due to the high fecundity of female worms and the accumulation of parasite eggs in host tissues, causing severe disorders (...)

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See our 2020 Angewandte Chemie paper

Schistosomiasis & Schistosoma mansoni parasite

The life cycle of Schistosoma mansoni is maintained in our laboratory

CBF team

A multidisciplinary team

Macrostomum lignano

Macrostomum lignano, a new model for studying the biology of flatworms


Recent papers including in press papers & openscience archives (2019-2020)