Santseharay Ramirez Almeida

Santseharay Ramirez Almeida

Associate Professor


2010: Ph.D. Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona (UB), Spain.

2007: MSc. Microbiology Department, Hospital Clinic, UB.

2004: BSc. in Biotechnology. Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.

Work Experience

2017-present: Associate professor. Copenhagen Hepatitis C Program (CO-HEP) at Department of Immunology and Microbiology (ISIM), University of Copenhagen and Department of Infectious Diseases, Hvidovre Hospital (HVH), Denmark. Employed at ISIM. 14 weeks of maternity leave (2021-2022).

2014-2016: Postdoc. CO-HEP. Employed at ISIM.

2009-2014: Postdoc. CO-HEP. Employed at HVH.

2005-2009: Master and Ph.D student. Liver Unit, Hospital Clínic-IDIBAPS, UB.

Publication metrics

Citations: 1586. H-index: 23 (retrieved from Google Scholar September, 2022). 44 peer-reviewed publications. 12 comunications at international conferences. 4 isued/granted patents, 1 patent application.

Other Activities

2009-present: Reviewer for peer-reviewed journals (Gastroenterology, PLoS Pathog, Am J Transplant, J Virology, J Hepatol). 2016-present: Teacher, Virology Course (Øvelseskursus Virologi) for 6th semester medical school students at UCPH. 2017-present: Lecturer, course in Immunology and General Microbiology, Master in Human Biology, UCPH. Member of Danish Society of Virology (DVS) since 2012; Danish Society for Infectious Diseases (DSI) since 2020; American Society for Microbiology (ASM) since 2021.


Læge Sofus Carl Emil Friis og Hustru Olga Doris Friis' Legat (2021). Contributor. Ministry of Higher Education and Science: grant pool for coronavirus research (2020). Contributor. Region H Research Fond for Medical Research 2019. Contributor. Novo Nordisk Foundation: Distinguished Investigator Grant 2019. Contributor. Danish Council for Independent Research, Medical Sciences 2019. Contributor. A.P. Møller Fond for Medical Research 2018. Stipend for a Ph.D. study from Candys Foundation 2018. Contributor. Danish Council for Independent Research, Medical Sciences, Sapere Aude: DFF-Topforsker 2014. Contributor. Lundbeck Foundation 2012. Contributor. Danish Council for Independent Research, Medical Sciences 2012. Contributor. Individual post-doctoral stipend from the Danish Council for Independent Research, Medical Sciences 2011. Hvidovre Hospital Research Fond 2010. Mobility Fellowship from the European Network for Vigilance against Viral Resistance, VirGIL 2007. Ph.D. stipend from Institut D’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) 2006.

Management and supervision experience

I tutored undergraduate (3) and graduate students (3 Master, 6 Ph.D). Currently I am main supervisor of 3 Ph.D students, I supervise a laboratory technicians and 2 postdocs.

Scientific focus areas

I am currently leading a group at CO-HEP studying broad-spectrum antivirals across different RNA viruses, with the prospect of defining better molecules that can address the global challenge of viral emerging diseases and of antiviral resistance.  



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