Christian William Wang

Christian William Wang

Associate Professor

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Personal data

Name:           Christian William Wang
Address:        Samosvej 31, st. tv., 2300 Copenhagen S

Date of Birth:  March 09, 1978, Nykøbing F., Denmark

Family:            Married, one daughter

Nationality:     Danish

Private mobile Denmark: +45 22 82 57 59; Tanzania: +255 689 701 346



Work address

Centre for Medical Parasitology (CMP)

University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Department of Immunology and Microbiology (ISIM)

Maersk Tower 07-11, Panum Institute, Blegdamsvej 3B,  

DK-2200 Copenhagen Denmark

Work telephone +45 35 32 77 67


Publications (see full list at end)

International peer-reviewed publications incl. Nature, Cell Host & Microbe, and PNAS.



March 2008      MSc in Biology, Faculty of Science, UCPH, Denmark

Oct. 2012         PhD Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH, Denmark
                                   Area: Molecular Medicine / International health


2008 – 2009     Scientific Research Assistant, UCPH, Denmark

2009 – 2012     PhD Fellow, UCPH, Denmark

2012 – 2013     Scientific Research Assistant, UCPH and Rigshospitalet, Denmark

2013 – 2017     Postdoc, UCPH, Denmark

2017 – 2021     Associate Professor, CMP, ISIM, UCPH, Denmark


Scientific focus areas

Cellular and molecular biology, immunology, genetics, infectious diseases and interactions between malaria parasites and the human host.


Supervision of students (Danish and Tanzanian)

BSc Vito Baraka, National Institute of Medical Research, Tanga, Tanzania; BSc Anna Vaaben, UCPH; PhD-student Sixbert Mkumbaye, KCMU-Co, Moshi, Tanzania; PhD-student Jens EV Petersen, UCPH; MMed. Oda Sjøvaag, UCPH, MMed. Maiken Reimer, UCPH


Management experience

Strong experience in conducting and bridging research between field hospitals in malaria-endemic countries (including Tanzania) and state of the art molecular biology laboratories in Copenhagen since 2009.

Coordination and supervision in Tanzania of Danish medical students on “International Study Exposure – Health Provision in Tropical Africa”, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, 2017 – ongoing.

Course facilitator, teaching and capacity building in Ghana and Tanzania under the DANIDA-funded Building Stronger Universities in Developing Countries program 2012 - ongoing.

Member of the Coordinating Committee of Joint Malaria Programme, Tanzania, since 2014

Member of the Steering group of the PhD Network in Global Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, 2009-2012


Teaching responsibilities held in Denmark

-“Medical Microbiology”-course for medical students, The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH, Denmark, 2013

-“Human Parasitology”-course. For Parasitology students from The Faculty of Science, UCPH, Denmark. 2013

-“Malaria Control, Prevention and Elimination” – course for PhD students, The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH, Denmark, 2014


Teaching and training responsibilities held abroad

-Training in: Real time PCR, National Institute for Medical Research, Tanga Centre, Tanzania, 2009

-Establishment of “PhD Student Platform”, KCMU-Co, Moshi, Tanzania. Building Stronger Universities in Developing Countries, 2011-2012

-Course facilitator: “Molecular Diagnostic of Non-Malarial Fevers”. KCMC, Moshi, Tanzania. Building Stronger Universities in Developing Countries, 2012

-"Good Clinical Laboratory Practice" Course, for MSc Students, KCMU-Co, Moshi, Tanzania, 2015

-Course facilitator: “Molecular Diagnostic of Arbovirus”. KCMC, Moshi, Tanzania. Building Stronger Universities in Developing Countries, 2015

-“Central laboratory building and SOP”, under the Building Stronger Universities in Developing Countries. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, 2015

-"Strengthen junior African scientist research capacity on antimalarial resistance markers in field isolates", Faculté de Médecine, UNIVERSITE CHEIKH ANTA DIOP DE DAKAR, Senegal, 2016

-Course facilitator: “Bioinformatics”. KCMU-Co, Moshi, Tanzania. Building Stronger Universities in Developing Countries, 2016


Peer reviewing in international journals

PLoS ONE, Malaria Journal, BMC Genomics, Journal of The Royal Society Interface, Tanzanian Journal of Health Research, Heliyon, Scientific Reports



Læge Sofus Carl Emil Friis og Hustru Olga Dorus Friis' Legat, 2018,          620,000 DKK

Kirsten og Freddy Johansens Fond, 2018,                                               620,000 DKK

Augustinus Fonden, 2017,                                                                     660,000 DKK

The Danish Council for Independent Research, 2013-2017,                       3.3 mio DKK

Dr. Thorvald Madsens legat til Fremme af Lægevidenskabelig Forskning, 2014, 50,000 DKK

Dr. Thorvald Madsens legat til Fremme af Lægevidenskabelig Forskning, 2012, 30,000 DKK

Augustinus Fonden, 2011,                                                                      100,000 DKK


Presentations at scientific meetings and conferences

-Danish Society of Parasitology and Danish Society of Tropical Medicine & International Health, Copenhagen 2008

-British Society of Parasitology & Malaria Meeting, Edinburgh 2009

-2nd Nordic Malaria Conference, Copenhagen 2012

-Trauma Care Foundation – Post-injury Malaria, Battambang, Cambodia 2012

-Joint Malaria Programme Annual Meeting, Moshi, Tanzania 2014

-63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, New Orleans 2014

-Speaking at Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research, Blantyre, Malawi 2015

-Speaking at Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, IMRIC Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel 2015



Laboratory Animal Science, complying with the FELASA category C requirements


International relations

Dr. Alister G. Craig, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool, UK.

Dr. Matt Higgins, Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, UK.

Dr. Cornelus C. Hermsen, Dept. of Medical Microbiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, The Netherlands.

Dr. Ron Dzikowski, Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Dr. Joseph D. Smith, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, USA.

Dr. John Lusingu, National Institute of Medical Research, Tanzania.

Dr. Nicaise Tuikue Ndam, UMR IRD, Universite Paris Descartes, France.

Dr. Hisashi Arase, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Japan

Dr. Reginald Kavishe, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Moshi, Tanzania


Scientific-unrelated work

Member and chairman of AB-Samosvej 29-35, 2006 - 2011

Caretaker for young people aged 15-20 in a 24 h Institution, Projekt-og Døgninstitution Hjulmagerstien, Copenhagen 2004-2008

Caretaker for mental and physical handicapped people, Bo og Naboskab, Nykøbing Falster 1999-2003

Military service in The Danish Royal Life Guard, Høvelte and Rosenborg Baracks, 1997-1998

Assistant in the butcher-department of Føtex, Nykøbing F., 1993-1997



Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, N. Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey 

Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Israel, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam (2000, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2015)

North America: Canada, Mexico, USA (Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin) (2004, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018)

Central America and the Caribbeans: Belize, Cuba, Guatemala (2004)

Africa: Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zanzibar, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) (+Canary Islands 1990, 1998, 2008)



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