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Marita Troye-Blomberg

Professor of Immunology and the current director at the Department of Immunology, Wenner-Gren Institute at Stockholm University

Pr. Marita Troye-Blomberg is heading the Department of Immunology, Wenner-Gren Institute, Stockholm University since 2000. The unit has a long tradition in studies of immune responses in human and animal systems through research and basic and higher education, covering areas of innate, mucosal, placental as well as classical acquired immune responses. A large proportion of the activities is devoted to malaria research with special emphasis on immuno-regulatory and immune evasion mechanisms. This malaria unit was started in 1979 and currently involves 16 persons, including 2 professors and 3 postdoctoral scientists, 8 post-graduate students and 3 technical staff. It also accepts long and short-termfellows from developing countries (presently 7 students). The unit has extensive collaborations with Mali, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Uganda and Benin. All scientists are well trained and experienced in cellular, molecular, cell biology, and immunogenetics. Their field of expertise also include host-parasite and vector-parasite interactions, together with Professor Ingrid Faye, with emphasis on immune responses. Other areas of infectious disease research include Mycobacteria and Leishmania. The unit also works closely with MTC, SMI at the Karolinska Institutet

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