GEERTS, Stanny R. A.

Doctor veeartsenijkunde, eregewoon hoogleraar afdeling tropische diergeneeskunde aan het Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde (Antwerpen).
Diergeneeskunde, besmettelijke en parasitaire ziekten; Afrika (Gambia, Kameroen, Zambia, Zimbabwe), Ecuador

Stanny Geerts (°Zottegem, 1949) is professor emeritus of the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp. He worked at the veterinary department from 1975 until his retirement and was involved in research on tropical veterinary parasitology with a focus on taeniasis-cysticercosis and animal trypanosomiasis. He has been promoter and scientific coordinator of several research projects in Africa and South America. He was chairman of the Executive Board of the International Trypanotolerance Centre, Banjul, the Gambia (2002-2008) and member of the management committee of the FAO Programme against African Trypanosomiasis (PAAT) (1996-2009). He is the author or co-author of more than 200 scientific publications and of 6 books.

Key publications

GEERTS, S. & HOLMES, P.H. (1998). Drug management and parasite resistance in bovine trypanosomiasis in Africa. PAAT Techn Sci Series No. 1, 31 pp, FAO, Rome.

GEERTS, S. & GRYSEELS, B. (2000). Drug resistance in helminths of humans: current situation and lessons from livestock. Clin Microb Rev 13: 207-222.

DELESPAUX, V., GEYSEN, D., VAN DEN BOSSCHE, P., GEERTS, S. (2008). Molecular tools for the rapid detection of trypanocidal drug resistance in animal trypanosomes. Trends Parasitol 24: 236-242.

PRAET, N., SPEYBROECK, N., MANZANEDO, R., BERKVENS, D., NSAME NFORNINWE, D., ZOLI, A., QUET, F., PREUX, P.M.,  GEERTS, S. (2009). The disease burden of Taenia solium cysticercosis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3 (3), e406, doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000406

ASSANA,E., KYNGDON, T.C., GAUCI, C.G., GEERTS,S., DORNY,P.,DE DEKEN,R., ANDERSON,G., ZOLI,A.P.,LIGHTOWLERS, M.W. (2010). Elimination of Taenia solium transmission to pigs in a field trial of the TSOL18 vaccine in Cameroon. Int J Parasitol 40: 515-519.