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Goetz Albert Maekelt

Götz Albert Maekelt, German-born Venezuelan parasitologist (Bitterfeld 15 October 1920 – Caracas 29 June 2008)


Authored over 100 publications


Authored works about toxoplasmosis detection with great reverberation


Developed seroepidemiologic tests


Proposed a complement fixation reaction for Chagas disease

With J.E. López. Reacción de desviación del complemento para el diagnostico de la forma crônica de la enfermedad de Chagas. Acta Cient. Venez. 7:128, 1956

Die komplementbin-dungsreaktion der Chagas’krankheit. Tropenmed. Parasit. 11(2):152-6, 1960


With C. Comenares de Alayón. Simple method for the mailing of chagasic serums from rural regions. Arch. Venez. Med. Trop. Parasitol. Med. 3:133-42, 1960


A modified procedure of xenodiagnosis for Chagas disease. Amer. J. Med. Hyg. 13:11-5, 1964


Developed 3 new liquid media for mass cultivation of Trypanosoma cruzi

Mass culture of Trypanosoma cruzi in particle-free monophasic liquid media using an enzyme technique. Mitteil. Osterr. Gesellsch. Tropenmed. Parasit. 5:17-20, 1985