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Full NameProfessor Annetta Zintl

Veterinary Sciences

University College Dublin

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Research Fields
  • genetics, genomics and molecular biology
  • infectious disease and the immune system
  • epidemiology/population health research
  • one health
Postgrad Medical Specialties
  • Public Health
  • Veterinary Medicine
Medical Subspecialties
  • Infectious diseases
  • Veterinary Epidemiology
  • Veterinary Public Health
My Work

My research interests focus on a broad range of protozoan and helminthic parasites (including Cryptosporidium , Toxoplasma, Babesia, Neospora, Trypanosomes , heartworm, liver and rumen fluke) chiefly with the aim to investigate their importance for human and/or animal health in Ireland. Currently I am involved in a number of collaborative projects with Teagasc, DAFM and MSD Ireland that aim to determine the distribution and clinical importance of a range of arthropod vectors and vector-borne diseases in Ireland. I am the Irish representative on VectorNet, a European network for sharing data on the geographic distribution of arthropod vectors, transmitting human and animal disease agents. For a complete and up-to-date list of publications please visit

Potential Projects

Current projects focus on the distribution of biting midges and mosquitoes, and the prevalence and molecular epidemiology of tickborne diseases. I am also involved in various projects focused on the parasites of deer, their zoonotic potential and their impact on the health and behaviour of the deer. I am also always happy to discuss other potential parasitology projects candidates may have a particular interest in.