Julia N. Hernández was contracted as postdoctoral researcher for 38 months in the PARAGONE project by the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Julia N. Hernández was contracted as postdoctoral researcher for 38 months in the PARAGONE project by the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. She has worked -and she is still working- on samples and data analysis, writing papers and reports and she is co-supervising two doctoral theses related to PARAGONE. She has been involved as main or co-author of several publications with prestigious international centres such as Moredun Research Institute (MRI, United Kingdom), Federation University (Australia), USDA-ARS (United States of America), etc. She has focused her research in the immune response against the parasite Haemonchus contortus developed by the Canarian Hair Breed sheep and Canaria sheep. Several papers have been published by her, as Veterinary Parasitology 237 (2017) 57–62 or Scientific Reports volume 6, Article number: 26200 (2016). Within PARAGONE, she has participated in the administration of a vaccine prototype against Teladorsagia circumcincta developed by MRI in these two breeds of sheep. One paper on vaccine response has been sent to Veterinary Research. Julia has presented PARAGONE’s data at national (Spanish Society of Parasitology) and international conferences as WAAVP (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) or the COMBAR Cost action (León, Spain). In addition, during these last years linked to PARAGONE, she has visited the MRI, has organized the Workshop on Immunological Tools and Livestock Infection Models (ULPGC) and she attended the workshop on Next Generation Sequencing II (Córdoba, Spain). These highly productive years in PARAGONE have enabled her to continue developing her expertise on parasite immunology.

Canaria Sheep breed in the upper left corner; Canaria Hair Breed sheep in the lower left corner. Eggs intrauterus and female worm of Teladorsagia circumcicnta.

Canaria Sheep breed in the upper left corner; Canaria Hair Breed sheep in the lower left corner. Eggs intrauterus and female worm of Teladorsagia circumcicnta.