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Infectious Diseases, Department of - a part of Copenhagen University Hospital

Infectious Diseases, Department of

Organisational unit: Department

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Aims and objectives

Overall aim is to improve health by preventing and treating infectious diseases at the individual and population level. 

The overall scientific objectives are to contribute to the global research agenda for infectious diseases in general and with specific focus on HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, viral hepatitis, CNS infections and infections in the host suffering from immune dysfunction.

Focus areas

The clinic has a number of established research groups:

i) Centre for Medical Parasitology (CMP), which conducts research related to malaria (drug resistance, parasite biology, and vaccine development) and cancer (diagnosis, therapy);

2) Danish HIV cohort study (DHK) ), focusing on HIV: epidemiology;

3) Cystic Fibrosis Research Centre Copenhagen (CFRCC) focusing on cystic fibrosis: bacterial complications, antibiotic resistance;

4) The Copenhagen Co-morbidity in HIV infection (COCOMO) Study, focusing on HIV organ disease;

5) CHIP (Centre of Excellence for health, immunity and infections), focusing on HIV, tuberculosis, septic shock, clinical consequences of immune dysfunction, cancer: prevention, early detection, biological mechanism of varied host susceptibility to infections organ disease and cancer, treatment.

Disciplines, methods and tools

CMP performs laboratory research and collaborative clinical and health systems research with institutions in tropical areas;
DHK performs prospective nation-wide epidemiological-based cohort study;
CFRCC performs prospective epidemiological, clinical and pathophysiological cohort studies of CF patients affiliated with the clinic;
COCOMO performs clinical and pathophysiological studies of HIV+ persons in the region;
CHIP performs nation-wide and international epidemiological, clinical and pathophysiological cohort studies and randomised controlled trials and associated laboratory research. 

All research groups affiliated with Faculty of Heath/UCPH.

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