Prof. Dr. Heinz Mehlhorn (Dusseldorf, Germany) has investigated parasites, their transmission pathways and significant control measures for over 40 years. He has published more than 20 books and 250 original publications and received 25 patents on antiparasitic drugs, some of which he uses at his university spin-off company Alpha-Biocare (founded in 2000). As a university instructor he had the pleasure to introduce many students to the topics in parasitology. Many of them are now professors or in leading industrial positions. In television and radio broadcasts he regularly informs the public about relevant parasitological problems.
"The author has very concisely covered parasitology in a handy-sized book ... . Its sections are clearly laid out with each parasite being broken down into smaller parts, making it easier for the reader to refer to. I particularly enjoyed the option of being able to find studies from recent papers in the further reading section after each parasite. ... I enjoyed the layout of the book and shall use it to refer back to when I need to." (Rashmita Bodhani, Microbiology Today, August, 2017)