Allan Randrup Thomsen
Department of Immunology and Microbiology
22, Building: 22.5.16
2200 København N
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
Tel.: +45 35 42 73 03
Born: October 3, 1953.
2004- Full Professor in Experimental Virology, Institute of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen.
Academic qualifications, degrees etc.
1972 General Certificate (A-levels), science side.
1980 M.D., University of Copenhagen.
1992 Doctor of Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.
1980 February to March. Research scholarship, Institute of Medical Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, financed by the Michaelsen Foundation.
1980-81 April 80 to February 81. Military service, registrar.
1981-83 March 81 to November 83. Completion of scholarship,
1983-84 December 83 to January 84. Registrar, Dept of Blood/Bloodtyping, Statens Seruminstitut, Copenhagen.
1984-86 February 84 to April 86. Senior research fellowship, Institute of Medical Microbiology, University of Copenhagen.
1986-90 May 86 to April 90. Assistant Professor, Institute of Medical Microbiology, University of Copenhagen.
1987 April to September. Visiting Research Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.
1990-2003 April to December. Associate Professor, Institute of Experimental Immunology, renamed Institute of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Copenhagen.
Major research interests:
The virus/host interplay in general, particularly molecular interactions essential to the generation of an efficient and sustained antiviral immune response: triggering of the antiviral host response, effector cell migration to areas of viral infection, effector molecules in virus control and immunopathology, induction and maintenance of T-cell memory including the application of this know-how in development of antiviral vaccines.
Member of the Danish Society for Immunology, The Danish Society for Virology, American Society for Microbiology and the American Association of Immunologists.
Member of the board for the Danish Society for Immunology for 4 years. Presently member of the board for the Danish Society for Virology, national editor for APMIS and previously a member of the Editorial Board for Journal of General Virology. Reviewer for many international journals. Organizer and chairman of several international seminars.