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Ing. Michiel Wijnveld

Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology (Institute for Hygiene and Applied Immunology)
Position: PHD Student

ORCID: 0000-0003-4559-5960
T +43 1 40160 33094
michiel.wijnveld@meduniwien.ac.at

Further Information

Keywords

Anaplasma; Babesia; Borrelia; Ehrlichia; Ixodidae; Rickettsia; Theileria; Tick-Borne Diseases; Ticks

Research interests

My research focusses on ticks and tick associated microorganisms. Of particular interest are the pathogen, host and vector interactions. Can we find new ways to diagnose tick-borne diseases in an early stage? How can we prevent or reduce the chance of getting infected? 

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

  • Cultivation of tick associated microorganisms from either patient material or ticks collected in the field.
  • Artificial feeding of ticks using silicone membranes. 
  • Molecular investigation of ticks and tick-borne microbes.

Grants

Selected publications

  1. Wijnveld, M. et al. (2021) ‘Novel Protozoans in Austria Revealed through the Use of Dogs as Sentinels for Ticks and Tick-Borne Pathogens’, Microorganisms, 9(7), p. 1392. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms9071392.
  2. Olivieri, E. et al., 2018. Transmission of Rickettsia raoultii and Rickettsia massiliae DNA by Dermacentor reticulatus and Rhipicephalus sanguineus (s.l.) ticks during artificial feeding. Parasites & Vectors, 11(1). Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-018-3075-2.
  3. Wijnveld, M. et al. (2016) ‘Novel Rickettsia raoultii strain isolated and propagated from Austrian Dermacentor reticulatus ticks’, Parasites & Vectors, 9(1). Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-016-1858-x.
  4. Apostolovic, D. et al., 2019. Allergenomics of the tick Ixodes ricinus reveals important α‐Gal–carrying IgE‐binding proteins in red meat allergy. Allergy, 75(1), pp.217–220. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/all.13978.
  5. Markowicz, M. et al., 2020. Lyme Borreliosis with Scalp Eschar Mimicking Rickettsial Infection, Austria. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26(9), pp.2193–2195. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2609.191256.