Genital schistosomiasis is a dangerous consequence of schistosome infections that drastically decreases quality of life, causes much misery and pain, leads to… Read more »
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)
- Urogenital Schistosomiasis and the impact on sexual and reproductive health - 13th July 2018
- Volunteering to be parasitized; what would you do for science? - 30th March 2018
- Huge Progress in the Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases - 12th January 2018
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 »
A recent study on helminths and Crohns Disease, describes how Trichuris whipworms modulate the immune system creating a protective gut microbiota, promoting… Read more »
Parasite phylogeographic and population genetic study shows the human whipworm most likely originated from primates in Africa, designating it a heirloom… Read more »
What is required by urogenital schistosomiasis control and elimination programmes is a fieldwork-friendly, robust, easy-to-use, sensitive and specific POC… Read more »
Interruption of schistosomiasis transmission has occurred in multiple countries but it has never been attempted in a sub-Saharan African country; until now.