The ParaFishControl consortium gathers 29 partners comprising public and private partners with crosscutting complementary skills from 13 European countries: Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

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De Felipe AP, Lamas J, Sueiro RA, Folgueira I, Leiro JM. New data on flatfish scuticociliatosis reveal that Miamiensis avidus and Philasterides dicentrarchi are different species. Parasitology 144; 1394-1411. doi:

Granja AG, Holland JW, Pignatelli J, Secombes CJ, Tafalla C (2017).Characterization of BAFF and APRIL subfamily receptors in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Potential role of the BAFF / APRIL axis in the pathogenesis of proliferative kidney disease. PLoS ONE 12(3): e0174249. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0174249

Jørgensen, L.vG., Kania, P.W., Rasmussen, K.J., Mattsson, A. H., Schmidt, J., Al-Jubury, A., Sander, A., Salanti, A., Buchmann, K. (2017). Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) immune response towards a recombinant vaccine targeting the parasitic ciliate Ichthyophthirius multifiliis. Journal of Fish Diseases. doi: doi:10.1111/jfd.12653

Jørgensen, L. v. G. (2017). The fish parasite Ichthyophthirius multifiliis – Host immunology, vaccines and novel treatments. Fish & Shellfish Immunology 67: 586-595. doi:

Leal E, Zarza C, Tafalla C (2017). Effect of vitamin C on innate immune responses of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) leukocytes. Fish & Shellfish Immunology 67, 179-188. doi:

Mehrdana F, Buchmann K (2017). Excretory/secretory products of anisakid nematodes: biological and pathological roles. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 59(1), 42.

Mehrdana F, Kania PW, Nazemi S, Buchmann K (2017). Immunomodulatory effects of excretory/secretory compounds from Contracaecum osculatum larvae in a zebrafish inflammation model. PLoS One 12(7):e0181277.doi:

Piazzon M.C, Calduch-Giner J.A, Fouz B, Estensoro I, Simó-Mirabet P, Puyalto M, Karalazos V, Palenzuela O, Sitjà-Bobadilla A, Pérez-Sánchez J. (2017). Under control: how a dietary additive can restore the gut microbiome and proteomic profile, and improve disease resilience in a marine teleostean fish fed vegetable diets. Microbiome. 5: 164. doi: 10.1186/s40168-017-0390-3

Sándor D, Molnár K, Gibson DI, Székely C, Majoros G, Cech G (2017). An investigation of the host-specificity of metacercariae of species of Apophallus (Digenea: Heterophyidae) in freshwater fishes using morphological, experimental and molecular methods. Parasitology Research 17:1-12. doi;

Sitjà-Bobadilla A, Oidtmann B (2017) Integrated Pathogen Management Strategies in Fish Farming, Chapter 5, In: Jeney, G. (Ed.). (2017). Fish Diseases: Prevention and Control Strategies. Academic Press. eBook ISBN: 9780128045855, Paperback ISBN: 9780128045640

Zuo S, Kania PW, Mehrdana F, Marana MH, Buchmann K (2017). Contracaecum osculatum and other anisakid nematodes in grey seals and cod in the Baltic Sea: molecular and ecological links. Journal of Helminthology 1-9. doi:10.1017/S0022149X17000025

Zuo S, Barlaup L, Mohammadkarami A, Al-Jubury A, Chen D, Kania PW, Buchmann K (2017). Extrusion of Contracaecum osculatum nematode larvae from the liver of cod (Gadus morhua). Parasitology Research. 116; 2721-2726. doi: 10.1007/s00436-017-5580-1


Buchmann K, Mehrdana F. (2016). Effects of anisakid nematodes Anisakis simplex (s.l.), Pseudoterranova decipiens (s.l.) and Contracaecum osculatum (s.l.) on fish and consumer health. Food and Waterborne Parasitology 4, 13-22; doi: 10.1016/j.fawpar.2016.07.003.

Fontenla F, Blanco-Abad V, Pardo BG, Folgueira I, Noia M, Gómez-Tato A, Martínez P, Leiro JM, Lamas J (2016). Vaccine-induced modulation of gene expression in turbot peritoneal cells. A microarray approach. Molecular Immunology 75, 188–199; doi:10.1016/j.molimm. 2016.06.001.

Hartigan A, Estensoro I, Vancová M, Bílý T, Patra S, Eszterbauer E, Holzer AS (2016). New cell motility model observed in parasitic cnidarian Sphaerospora molnari (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) blood stages in fish. Scientific reports 6. doi: 10.1038/srep39093

Liu Y, Zachow C, Raaijmakers JM, de Bruijn I (2016). Elucidating the Diversity of Aquatic Microdochium and Trichoderma Species and Their Activity against the Fish Pathogen Saprolegnia diclinaInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences 17, 140; doi: 10.3390/ijms17010140.

Mallo N, Lamas J, de Felipe A-P, Sueiro R-A, Fontenla F, Leiro J-M (2016). Enzymes Involved in Pyrophosphate and Calcium Metabolism as Targets for Anti-scuticociliate Chemotherapy. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 0, 1–11; doi:10.1111/jeu.12294.

Mallo N, Lamas J, de Felipe A-P, DeCastro M-E, Sueiro R-A, Leiro J-M (2016). Presence of an isoform of H+-pyrophosphatase located in the alveolar sacs of a scuticociliate parasite of turbot: physiological consequences. Parasitology 143, 576-587; doi:10.1017/S0031182015001997.

Mallo N, de Felipe A-P, Folgueira I, Sueiro R-A, Lamas J, Leiro J-M (2016). Combined antiparasitic and anti-inflammatory effects of the natural polyphenol curcumin on turbot scuticociliatosis. Journal of Fish Diseases; doi:10.1111/jfd.12503.

Mallo N, Lamas J, de Felipe A-P, Sueiro R-A, Fontenla F, Leiro J-M (2016). Role of H+-pyrophosphatase activity in the regulation of intracellular pH in a scuticociliate parasite of turbot: Physiological effects. Experimental Parasitology 169, 59-68; 10.1016/j.exppara.2016.07.012.

Piazzon MC, Galindo-Villegas J, Pereiro P, Estensoro I, Calduch-Giner JA, Gómez-Casado E, Novoa B, Mulero V, Sitjà-Bobadilla A and Pérez-Sánchez J (2016). Differential Modulation of igT and igM upon Parasitic, Bacterial, Viral, and Dietary challenges in a Perciform Fish. Front. Immunol. 7:637; doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2016.00637

Rigos G, Mladineo I, Nikoloudaki C, Vrbatovic A, Kogiannou D (2016). Application of compound mixture of caprylic acid, iron and mannan oligosaccharide against Sparicotyle chrysophrii (Monogenea: Polyopisthocotylea) in gilthead sea bream, Sparus aurataFolia Parasitologica 63, 027; doi: 10.14411/fp.2016.027.

Wiegertjes GF, Wentzel AS, Spaink HP, Elks PM, Finka IR (2016). Polarization of immune responses in fish: The ‘macrophages first’ point of view. Molecular Immunology 69, 146-56; doi: 10.1016/j.molimm.2015.09.026.

Zhao D, Borkhanuddin MH, Wang W, Liu Y, Cech G, Zhai Y, Székely C (2016). The life cycle of Thelohanellus kitauei (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) infecting common carp (Cyprinus carpio) involves aurantiactinomyxon in Branchiura sowerbyiParasitology Research; doi:10.1007/s00436-016- 5215-y.


Liu Y, Rzeszutek E, van der Voort M, Wu C-H, Thoen E, Skaar I, Bulone V, Dorrestein PC, Raaijmakers JM, de Bruijn I (2015). Diversity of Aquatic Pseudomonas Species and Their Activity against the Fish Pathogenic Oomycete Saprolegnia. PLoS One 10(8): e0136241; doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136241.

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