ApiCOWplexa is an informal network for scientists, veterinarians, students and others that are interested in apicomplexan parasites causing disease in farm animals, including Babesia, Besnoitia, Cryptosporidium, Eimeria, Gregarina, Neospora, Sarcocystis, Theileria and Toxoplasma. The aim is to foster interactions and scientific exchange on a range of topics such as diagnostics, epidemiology and economic impact of these parasites, biodiversity and population genetics, functional -omics and bioinformatics, host-parasite interactions, vaccines and chemotherapeutical options.
Five ApiCOWplexa meetings have taken place so far (Lisbon 2012; Kusadasi 2013; Edinburgh 2015; Madrid 2017; Berlin 2019). In average, about 50 oral communications and 50 posters were presented at each of these meetings. For details please see past meetings. Above all, these meetings have set the stage for informal scientific discussions and initiating cooperations.
We are looking forward to the next ApiCOWplexa meeting, 6-8 October 2021, in Bern, Switzerland, organized by Andrew Hemphill. This will be another unique occasion to meet old, and find new friends.
Berlin 2019; Madrid 2017; Edinburgh 2015; Kusadasi 2013; Lisbon 2012