Virology and Immunology

The studies investigate how the virus is detected and controlled by the infected cell immune system and how processes such as cell division and cell death are affected by infections. We study what the relationship between virus and host means for the development and progress of a number of diseases, including various types of cancer and rheumatic diseases.


Autoimmune disorders

Research in diseases that are caused by its own immune defence.


Research areas

  • Rheumatic diseases and factors that lead to joint destruction.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Lupus, and Ankylosing spondylitis.
  • Research group


Research areas

  • Immune mediated inflammatory diseases
  • The immune regulatory role of fibroblasts
  • Mechanistic biomarkers
  • Human ex vivo models

Biophysical immunology

Research in the correlation between the structure of biological macromolecules and their function in relation to the body's immune system.


Cancer immunology

Research in the interaction between the immune system and cancer.


Marianne Hokland

Professor with Special Responsibilities
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Research areas

  • Innate immune signalling in viral infections
  • Regulation of innate immune responses in cancer
  • HIV transmission and establishment of infection

Research group

Innate immunology

Research in the innate part of the immune system.



Research areas

  • Innate immune signalling in viral infections
  • Regulation of innate immune responses in cancer
  • HIV transmission and establishment of infection

Research group



Søren Riis Paludan

Professor
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Research areas

  • Virus infections
  • Infectious diseases caused by viruses
  • Signaling in the immune system
  • Viral pathogenesis
  • Innate immunology

Research group


Steen Vang Petersen

Associate professor
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Research areas

  • Redox-based regulation of cellular signaling
  • Antioxidants
  • Oxidative stress

Research group


Steffen Thiel

Professor with Special Responsibilities
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P +4587167851
P +4529270890

Research areas

  • The innate immune system
  • Inflammation
  • Characterization of proteins

Virus and the innate immune system

Research in how the individual cell detects and responds to viral infection.



Research areas

  • Innate immune signalling in viral infections
  • Regulation of innate immune responses in cancer
  • HIV transmission and establishment of infection

Research group


Trine Mogensen

Professor with Special Responsibilities

Research areas

  • Viral infections in the central nervous system
  • Primary immunodeficiencies
  • Innate immunodeficiencies
  • Pathogenesis of infectious diseases
  • Host-pathogen interactions

Søren Riis Paludan

Professor
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H bldg. 1242, 515
P +4587167843
P +4528992066

Research areas

  • Virus infections
  • Infectious diseases caused by viruses
  • Signaling in the immune system
  • Viral pathogenesis
  • Innate immunology

Research group

Virus and sclerosis

Research in particular virus and whether the reactions of our immune defense could be one of the causes of the neurological disease of multiple sclerosis.


Tove Christensen

Associate professor

Research areas

  • Virus in multiples sclerosis (MS)
  • Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs)
  • HERVs in MS
  • Inflammation and biomarkers in MS
  • MS epigenetics

Research group

Virus host interactions and multiple sclerosis

Studies of how human herpes virus infects and affects the host cell, and research in Epstein-Barr virus and human herpes virus as being the cause factor in the development of multiple sclerosis.


Per Brøndsted Höllsberg

Professor
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