The Infectious Immunology Group
The focus of the group is to understand how the immune system protects against infections, how microorganisms circumvent this action, and how we can generate vaccines against infections. The work is done primarily in small animal models.
Infectious immunology is the interaction between infections and the host response towards these. When we are exposed to infections, we need an effective defence system - the immune system - to fight these infections. Infection immunology tries to describe the mechanisms of the immune system that have implications for the discovery and handling of infection and how the microorganism tries to avoid this effect. Experimentally this is done using model systems such as infections in animal models.
To help the immune system we can vaccinate the host against with components of microorganisms that the immune system normally recognizes. It is therefore important to know exactly which parts of the microorganism is being recognized by different parts of the immune system, and to understand what is required, to obtain an optimal immune response so that we can design the best possible vaccines.
- How are optimal T cell responses generated
- How are T cells maintained in mucosal areas
- What makes a good vaccine for inducing T cell responses
Infectious Immunology Group
Department of Immunology and Microbiology
University of Copenhagen - Panum Institute
Blegdamsvej 3 - Maersk Tower 07.13.59
DK-2200 Copenhagen K
Professor Jan Pravsgaard Christensen
|Andersen, Pernille Keller||Laboratory technician||+45 353-37408|
|Christensen, Jan Pravsgaard||Professor||+45 353-27873|
|Larsen, Lau Fabricius||Academic research officer|
|Norup, Liselotte Rothmann||Academic research officer||+45 353-34723|
|Uddbäck, Ida Elin Maria||Postdoc||+45 353-37409|