Research Group: Host and Parasites
The Host and Parasites group conducts basic and applied research in the areas of host-parasite interactions.
Emphasis is on: 1) Immune stimulation and gut microbiome restoration by parasites, 2) The use of parasites as model organisms, in particular in relation to toxicity and drug potency 3) Techniques to detect and phenotypically analyze infectivity of parasites, and 4) Epidemiology of zoonotic parasites.
A central theme of the research is to investigate the delicate interplay between a host and the microorganisms found in the gut, with a hypothesis that many naturally occurring gut microbes stimulate the overall well-being and fitness of the host.
This hypothesis is presently being tested in human volunteers in the framework of the university spin-out company ParaTech A/S, where microorganisms are being used as an experimental treatment for immune disorders.
- “Double-trouble”: Combined effects of pesticides and pathogens on insects
- PRObiotic Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis patients with Trichuris suis Ova (PROCTO)
|Annette Bruun Jensen||Associate professor||+45 353-32662|
|Brian Lund Fredensborg||Associate professor||+45 353-32676|
|Christian Kapel||Professor||+45 353-32690|
|Elizabeth Cassidy||PhD student||+45 353-37576|
|Nicolai Vitt Meyling||Associate professor||+45 353-32666|
|Per Moestrup Jensen||Associate professor||+45 353-32673|
|Rebecca Paarnannguaq Karen D Berg||PhD fellow||+45 353-33407|
- Benedicte Smith
- Victoria Sværke Rasmussen
- Tatiana Siegler Lathrop