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Lars Hviid

Lars Hviid


Member of:

  • SURFACE team

Publons record (peer reviewing for scientific journals)

Current research

The application of human monoclonal antibody technology to the identification and characterization of parasite antigen epitopes of clinical importance for acquired immunity to P. falciparum malaria.
Development of experimental models of pregnancy-associated P. falciparum malaria

Current specific projects include:

  • Ability of human monoclonal antibodies to interfere with the adhesion of P. falciparum-infected erythrocytes to the placental adhesion receptor chondroitin sulphate A
  • Identification of mimotopes reactive with human monoclonal antibodies
  • Interaction between human monoclonal antibodies and P. falciparum-infected erythrocytes at nano-scale

Fields of interest

  • Training of young scientists and enhancing the capacity for malaria research at the highest level in countries where the disease is endemic


Regular teaching in immunology to undergraduate students at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University. 

Primary fields of research

I am primarily interested in the immunology and pathogenesis of pregnancy-associated Plasmodium falciparum malaria and of severe P. falciparum malaria in children. It is my hope thereby to contribute to the development of PfEMP1-based vaccines against malaria.

My researcher profile at Google Scholar is here.

My researcher profile at ResearcherID is here.

Possible conflicts of interest

I have no possible conflicts of interest.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Investigating the function of Fc -specific binding of IgM to Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1 mediating erythrocyte rosetting

    Stevenson, L., Huda, P., Jeppesen, A., Laursen, E. T. F., Rowe, J. A., Craig, A., Streicher, W., Barfod, L. & Hviid, L. Jun 2015 In : Cellular Microbiology. 17, 6, p. 819-31 13 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  2. Published

    Kinetics of B Cell responses to Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1 in Ghanaian women naturally exposed to malaria parasites

    Ampomah, P., Stevenson, L., Ofori, M. F., Barfod, L. & Hviid, L. 1 Jun 2014 In : Journal of Immunology. 192, 11, p. 5236-44 9 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Published

    The case for PfEMP1-based vaccines to protect pregnant women against Plasmodium falciparum malaria

    Hviid, L. 2011 In : Expert Review of Vaccines. 10, 10, p. 1405-14 10 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  4. Published

    Evasion of immunity to Plasmodium falciparum malaria by IgM masking of protective IgG epitopes in infected erythrocyte surface-exposed PfEMP1

    Barfod, L., Dalgaard, M. B., Pleman, S. T., Ofori, M. F., Pleass, R. J. & Hviid, L. 2011 In : National Academy of Sciences. Proceedings. 108, 30, p. 12485-90 6 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  5. Published

    Chondroitin sulfate A-adhering Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes express functionally important antibody epitopes shared by multiple variants

    Barfod, L., Dobrilovic, T., Magistrado, P., Khunrae, P., Viwami, F., Bruun, J., Dahlbäck, M., Bernasconi, N. L., Fried, M., John, D., Duffy, P. E., Salanti, A., Lanzavecchia, A., Lim, C. T., Ndam, N. T., Higgins, M. K. & Hviid, L. 2010 In : Journal of Immunology. 185, 12, p. 7553-61 9 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

Selected activities

  1. P L o S Medicine (Print) (Journal)

    Hviid, L. (Member of Editorial Board)
    2006 → …

    Activity: ResearchEditor of Research journal

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