Prof Dr Cornelia Silaghi

EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Parasitology

Cornelia Silaghi studied Veterinary Medicine from 2000-2006 at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Gieβen, Germany, and at the Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire in Nantes, France. In 2008, she finished her veterinary thesis (Dr. med. vet.) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich in Germany about the occurrence and genetic variation of Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Rickettsiae in ticks in urban areas in Southern Germany. Epidemiology, host-vector-pathogen-associations, genetic variability and potential associations with clinical signs and pathogenicity of tick-borne protozoal and bacterial pathogens were her main research focus in the following years. Additionally, Cornelia Silaghi explored the occurrence of parasitical and vector-borne travel and import diseases of dogs. In 2012, she finished her habilitation (venia legendi) in parasitology at the LMU Munich. In the same year she passed the exams of her veterinary specialisation in parasitology at the Bavarian State Chamber of Veterinarians as well as the board examination of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC). From 2014 to 2017, she worked at the Swiss National Center for Vector Entomology at the Institute of Parasitology, Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Zurich in Switzerland, with main research focus in experimental investigations on the vector competence of different mosquito species for pathogens such as Dirofilaria immitis and Dirofilaria repens, as well as the host preferences of mosquitoes. Since 2017 she is Head of the Institute of Infectology at the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut in Greifswald Isle of Riems and Professor for Infectology at the University of Greifswald.