Giovanni F. Widmer

Giovanni F. Widmer
Molecular Biology of Protozoan Parasites, Microbial Pathogenesis

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General Research Interests

Selected Research Projects

  • Genetics of Cryptosporidium parvum.
  • Cryptosporidium genome sequencing.
  • Detection and genotyping of Cryptospordium oocysts and Giardia cysts in water.
  • Analysis of complex microbial populations using high-throughput sequencing.

Research Interests by Area

Infectious Diseases: Prevention and Control
  • Detection in and removal of Cryptosporidium from water; molecular markers of Giardia lamblia cyst infectivity
Infectious Diseases: Genetics and Genomics
  • Comparative genomics of Cryptosporidium species