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Martin Kongsbak-Wismann

Martin Kongsbak-Wismann

Assistant professor

Primary field of interest and current research

I am interested in and fascinated about the immune system and how an immune response is initiated. Specifically, I am interested in how vitamin D3 is affecting the immune response. Thus, since my bachelors project, I have been researching various aspects of the vitamin D receptor, and how this central receptor is affecting the immunological response in vitro and in vivo.

 

Therefore, my current research focuses around:

  • How the GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R) expression and its functionality implicates T cell differentiation, and how vitamin D3 affects GLP-1R expression
  • How Th22 cells is implicated in the disease, atopic dermatitis (AD), and how Th22 differentiation is affected by engagement of the vitamin D receptor (VDR)
  • How a rare mutation in the VDR affects the immunological response both in vitro and in vivo
  • How the vitamin D binding protein (DBP) regulates the bioavailability of vitamin D3 for immune cells

 

Teaching

  • Invited lecturer at the BSc. Course “Cellular and Medical Immunology”
  • Responsible for managing and supervising a subgroup of graduate and undergraduate students
  • Recurrent lecturer at the course “Lægedansk” at Gentofte hospital, lecturing about how vitamin D3 affects the immunological response – lectures given in Danish.
  • Attendee or invited speaker at several conferences in USA, Germany, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Estonia, Sweden

 

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