Veterinary Parasitology (VETPAR)
Our group focuses on parasite infections of domestic animals applying field studies, animal experimental models and advanced in vitro systems. The research encompasses parasites, mainly worms of veterinary importance, their biology and disease impact, and novel approaches to control.
Our work serves as a model for closely related or zoonotic parasites of humans such as roundworms in pigs, dogs and cats. We combine classical parasitological methods with molecular and immunological techniques.
Livestock parasites and alternative controlAnthelmintic resistance is an increasing problem in modern livestock production and is a major driving force for alternative control
Basic host-parasite interactionsBoth hosts and parasites are complex multicellular organisms that have co-evolved for millions of years.
Molecular parasitology: improved diagnostics, genomics and transcriptomicsFast, reliable and sensitive diagnostic tests are essential for proper parasite control in domestic animals (and humans).
VETPAR is an active player in the Danish Society for Parasitology (President and Board Members) and World Association for Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology.
VETPAR participates in the Livestock Helminth Research Alliance (LIHRA).
VETPAR contributes to the WHO/FAO collaborating centre on parasitic zoonoses.
VETPAR provides courses in applied veterinary parasitology, theoretical and practical classes, and supervise EVPC diplomats.
VETPAR is taking part in European Scientific Counsel for Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP)(www.esccap.dk )