The Advances in Parasitology series contains in-depth reviews on current topics of interest in contemporary parasitology. It includes medical studies on parasites of major influence, such as trypanosomiasis and scabies, and more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy, and life history, which shape current thinking and applications.

Key Features

* Series has the second highest ISI impact factor in the parasitology group! (4.818 in 2002) * Contributors are international experts in the field


Researchers in parasitology, tropical medicine, entomology, zoology and veterinary science

Table of Contents

Leishmania spp.: on the interactions they establish with antigen-presenting cells of their mammalian hosts Variation in Giardia: Implications for Taxonomy and Epidemiology Recent Advances in the Biology of Echinostoma species in the ‘revolutum’ Group Human Hookworm Infection in the 21st Century The Curious Lifestyle of the Parasitic Stages of Gnathiid Isopods


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About the serial-volume-editors

David Rollinson

Professor David Rollinson is a Merit Research Scientist at the Natural History Museum in London, where he leads a research team in the Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories and directs the WHO Collaborating Centre for schistosomiasis. He has had a long fascination with parasites and the diseases that they cause, this has involved him in many overseas projects especially in Africa. He is on the WHO Expert Advisory Panel of parasitic diseases, the editor of Advances in Parasitology and a former President of the World Federation of Parasitologists. His research group uses a multidisciplinary approach, which combines detailed molecular studies in the laboratory with ongoing collaborative studies in endemic areas of disease, to explore the intriguing world of parasites in order to help control and eliminate parasitic diseases.