15th International Symposium
on Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases

29–31 March 2023

Congress Details


Sinnecker Kunz Award & Poster Awards 2021 

The Sinnecker Kunz Award for early career researchers (ECRs) was presented during the 14th International Symposium on Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases (ISTTBD-XIV) in 2021. The aim of the award was to acknowledge distinguished achievements by ECRs.  

The award is named in honour of the late virologist Professor Herbert Sinnecker, who was the first to find tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus in Germany and the virologist Christian Kunz, who developed the first European TBE vaccine.  

This is the fifth time that the award was presented.  

Its our great pleasure to announce the 2021 winners of the Sinneker Kunz session and thank all entries and participants for their efforts. All entries were of great interest in the particular field of research. We are delighted to see ambitious young researches availing of this special platform.  
Well done to all of you!  

(1) Siobhon L. Egan (Perth/AUS) ‘What's in the wildlife? Surveillance of ticks and their associated microbes in Australian wildlife’  

(2) Stephen C. Sameroff (Albany/USA) ‘Global diversity of tick-borne viruses’  

(3) ThankGod E. Onyiche (Insel Riems/DE) ‘Molecular characterization of ticks and tick-borne pathogens of one-humped camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Nigeria’  

(3) Micky Mwamuye (Berlin/DE) ‘Mitogenome single nucleotide polymorphisms distinguish between buffalo and cattle transmissible Theileria parva strains.‘ 

We would also like to thank all the Poster Award winners for their efforts and participations.  

Poster Discussion Session 2  
Borreliae, Borrelioses  

Ana Cláudia Norte  
“Avian serum bactericidal activity – contribution to understand Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato host reservoir competence” 

Poster Discussion Session 1  
Ticks I  

Mediha Khamassi Khbou 
“Tick infestation and piroplasm infection in Barbarine and Queue Fine de l’Ouest autochthonous sheep breeds in Tunisia, North Africa”