The Centre for Medical Parasitology (CMP) was founded in 1991, formalizing the close collaboration between research groups at the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Immunology (IMMI) and the Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, and the Departments of Infectious Diseases (DID), and Clinical Microbiology (DCM) at Rigshospitalet.
Research at CMP is focussed on malaria, and is mainly supported by external grants. All activities are organised in thematically defined teams, each led by a senior scientist. The team leaders, the Head of CMP, and a technician representative form the daily leadership of CMP.
CMP is part of a well-established international scientific network, composed of scientist in Europe, Africa, America and Australia. More than 60 scientists and technicians are affiliated at CMP. A large proportion of these are engaged in graduate as well as postgraduate training.
In 2007, the CMP laboratories at the Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen and at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Rigshospitalet were relocated to newly renovated facilities at the former Kommunehospitalet, now University of Copenhagen City Campus or Center for Health and Society (CSS).
In 2017, the CMP laboratories at CSS were relocated to the Mærsk Tower research facility.
CMP at University of Copenhagen
Visits and mail: Mærsk Tower 07-11, Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 Copenhagen N
Deliveries: Mærsk Tower 07-11, Nørre Allé 14, 2200 Copenhagen N
CMP at Rigshospitalet
Visits and deliveries: Rigshospitalet 7601, Ole Maaløes Vej, 2200 Copenhagen N
Mail: Rigshospitalet 7601, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen Ø