Parasitological research in the Netherlands
Which topics are studied?
A large variety exists in research on parasites and parasitic diseases performed in the Netherlands. Several laboratories are involved in fundamental research, mostly directed towards the development of new vaccins or drugs against important human or veterinary parasites, such as malaria, schistosomes, trypanosomes, babesia or filaria and other nematodes. Furthermore, next to this search for new treatments, research is directed towards the development of diagnostics for parasitic diseases.