• Ladislav has been promoted to Research Director (Directeurs de recherche de 2e classe - DR2) by INRAE

  • NeuroPaTick obtained a 406,506 € from the French National Grant Agency (ANR) to study the neural connections between the tick central nervous system and their salivary glands.  This funding is in collaboration with the University of Orleans (France), duration of the funding 2021-2025


  • 1st of July Ladislav successfully defended his HDR (habilitation à diriger des recherches) at the Paris Saclay University in front of the scientific committee.

  • NeuroPaTick obtained a financial support from LabEx IBEID – Integrative Biology of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Pasteur Institute, Paris with contribution of ENVA and ANSES. Title: New insights on tick-borne pathogen co-infections. >635,000€, PIs - Sara Moutailler, Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz and Ladislav Simo for 2021-2024

  • Ladislav together with Prof. Daniel Sonenshine (USA), are Guest Editors of a Special Issue in Pathogens (MDPI): 'Tick physiology and behavior"


  • Alejandro and Ladislav, together with James (Czech Republic) and Dasiel (Canada), are Guest Editors of a Special Issue in Pathogens: 'New Frontiers in Tick Research' check it out !

  • Alejandro will be a keynote speaker at TTP10, 24 and 28 August 2022. Danube Delta, Romania. If you study ticks, this is the best place to go, check it out !




  • Alejandro is Associate Editor in a Research Topic in Frontiers: 'Biological Drivers Of Vector-Pathogen Interactions' check it out !

  • Research Outreach prepared a very nice article about the Alpha-Gal syndrome and trade-off between allergy and protection to infectious diseases, check it out !

  • NeuroPaTick organized, with a great help of UMR-BIPAR, ANSES and INRA, the first "French-Czech Tick Meeting (FCTM)" on October 24-25 2019 in Maisons- Alfort, France. More than 30 speakers have announced their super-exciting talks. Great to share ideas with friends in "The City of Light"...  


  • Ladislav has become a member of the International Advisory Board for the Biology Centre of Czech Academy of Sciences in Ceske Budejovice (May 2019). For more information check here (i) and here (ii).

  • NeuroPaTick was awarded by CAMPUS FRANCE for 4,500 Euros over three years to do a tick defensins project with Professor Ana Domingos from IHMT, Lisbon, Portugal (February 2019)

  • Ladislav will be a keynote speaker at the 13th International Symposium on Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 28–30 March 2019 Weimar, Germany

  • The abstract of Alejandro was accepted for an ORAL presentation at the 13th International Symposium on Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 28–30 March 2019 Weimar, Germany



  • NeuroPaTick was awarded by DIM1HEALTH for 103,600 Euros. (October 2018)

  • The scientific results of Alejandro were recognized by the scientific community and in 2017 he was awarded the Odile Bain Memorial Prize for his outstanding contribution to Parasitology.