Centre for Medical Parasitology - CMP
Department of International Health, Immunology & Microbiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Centre for Medical Parasitology (CMP) is a research group at the Department of International Health, Immunology, and Microbiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen and at Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet.
Scientists at CMP are engaged in malaria research, primarily immunology, molecular biology, and parasitology. A main research focus is the pathogenesis of severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria, and the development of vaccines against the disease, not least against severe syndromes such as pregnancy-associated malaria, cerebral malaria, and severe malarial anemia. Other important research topics include the molecular basis of drug resistance and experimental animal models of malaria. The research ranges from basic laboratory research to large field studies, mainly in Africa.
CMP collaborates with numerous research groups worlwide. Our aim is to do state-of-the-art science that will help alleviating one of the world's greatest disease burdens, and to train leading scientists of tomorrow in the process.