Infected erythrocyte surface team (SURFACE)
Research in the SURFACE team is focussed on immunological and functional characterization of antigens on the surface of P. falciparum-infected erythrocytes, to improve the understanding of the role these antigens (in particular PfEMP1) play in pathogenesis and protective immunity.
Current research projects include studies of the epitope-specificity and effector functions of PfEMP1-specific human antibodies, regulation of PfEMP1-specific immune responses, and the role of haemoglobinopathies on acquired immunity to malaria.
We welcome graduate and undergraduate students with a background in Health & Medical Sciences and Natural Sciences to do their project with the SURFACE team. If you are interested, please contact the team leader, Professor Lars Hviid.
Our research is supported by several major grants from the sponsors indicated below.
For more information about the SURFACE team, please contact the team leader, Professor Lars Hviid.