Lea Klingenberg Barfod
Associate Professor, No title
Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 København N, Building: 07-11-56
Blegdamsvej 3, 2200 København N, Building: 07-11
Employments after graduation
Jan. 2018-present: Associate Professor and team leader for the EPITOPE-team, at Centre for Medical Parasitology (CMP), University of Copenhagen (UoC).
Aug. 2015-Dec 2017: Senior Research Scientist, The Jenner Institute, University of Oxford.
Marts 2012-Aug. 2015: Associate professor and team leader for the SURFACE-team, CMP, UoC.
Sep. 2011-Marts 2012: Honorary Invited Post-Doc at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
Feb. 2009-Nov. 2009: Maternity leave
Jan. 2007-Sep. 2011: Post-Doc and team leader for the SURFACE-team at CMP, Copenhagen University Hospital.
May 2006-Dec. 2006: Maternity leave
Feb. 2006-Jan. 2007: Post-Doc at CMP, UoC.
Feb. 2003-Feb. 2006: Ph.D. student at CMP, Copenhagen University Hospital.
July 2002-Feb. 2003: Head of Laboratory in Department of Microbiology, LICA Pharmaceuticals A/S.
Jan. 2002-July 2002: Molecular Biologist at LICA Pharmaceuticals A/S.
May 2001-Jan 2002: Scientific research assistant at CMP, Copenhagen University Hospital.
April 2011: Positive evaluation as Associate professor in malaria adhesion biology, UoC.
May 5th 2006: Ph.D. degree in Health Sciences, UoC.
Thesis title: Production of antibodies with specificity for variant surface antigens expressed by P. falciparum involved in the pathogenesis of pregnancy-associated malaria.
May 22nd 2001: M.Sc. in Biology, UoC. GPA: 10.3
Aug. 1999-May 2001: Master thesis project in immunology made at Department of Clinical Microbiology 7806, Copenhagen University hospital. Grade: 11
Marts 1998-June 1998: Biology project in Northern Ghana.
July 1997: B.Sc. in Biology, UoC.
1990-1993: Østre Borgerdyd Gymnasium. GPA: 9.7
1981-1990: Ingrid Jespersens Gymnasieskole.
Stays at laboratories abroad:
2015: Hohoe Municipal hospital, Hohoe, Ghana
2014: Hohoe Municipal hospital, Hohoe, Ghana
2011-12: Department of Biochemistry, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
2011: Science Department, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
2005: Antonio Lanzavecchias research group, Institute for research in biomedicine, Bellinzona, Switzerland
2005: Mats Wahlgrens research group, MTC, Karolinska institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
2003: Immunology Department, Noguchi Memorial Inst. for Medical research, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
1998: The Soil Laboratory, Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI), Tamale, Ghana
Instructor at the course “Category 3 laboratory training”, The Jenner Institute, University of Oxford.
Tutor at the pre-graduate course: “Human physiology and disease”, at the Study abroad program, University of Oxford.
Teacher at the following pre-graduate courses: "Human parasitology" and "Immunology and Microbiology", UoC.
Course coordinator and lecturer at the PhD course: "Prevention, elimination and control of malaria", in 2012 and 2014, UoC.
Individual supervision of project students and postdocs:
2018-: Melanie Walker
2018-: Maria Bassi
2013-14: Ramesh Subramani
2009-13: Michael B. Dalgaard
2014-18: Frederica Dedo Partey, Ph.D. student, University of Ghana.
2013-15: Anine Engholm Jeppesen, Ph.D. student, UoC.
2010-15: Liz Stevenson, Ph.D. student, UoC.
2010-14: Paulina Amphoma, Ph.D. student, UoC.
2007-10: Jorid B. Sørli, Ph.D. student, Technical University of Denmark.
2018: Asger Frank, Bachelor student (Molecular Biomedicine), UoC
2016-17: Helen Bartlett, Part II Biochemistry Student, University of Oxford.
2016: Valentina Ndolo, Master of Tropical health student, University of Oxford.
2015-16: Alissa Bray, Part II Biochemistry student, University of Oxford.
2012-14: Randi Bonke Mikkelsen, speciale-studerende, M.Sc. (Molecular Biomedicine), UoC.
2012-14: Berit Sneftrup Knudsen, speciale-studerende, M.Sc. (Molecular Biomedicine), UoC.
2011-12: Katharina Quadt, speciale-studerende, M.Sc. (Molecular Biomedicine), UoC.
2010-11: Suzan Pleman, speciale-studerende, M.Sc. (Biotechnology), Technical University of Denmark
2010-11: Anine Engholm Jeppesen, speciale-studerende, M.Sc. (Biology and biotechnology), UoC.
2009-10: Jonas Bruun, speciale-studerende, M.Sc. (Nano science), UoC.
2009-10: Irene Sidsel Hansen, speciale-studerende, M.Sc. (Biology), UoC.
2008: Britt G Jensen, speciale-studerende, M.Sc. (Biotechnology), Technical University of Denmark
2006: Jorid B. Sørli, speciale-studerende, M.Sc. (Biology), UoC.
Post graduate courses:
2015: Course on Laboratory Animal Management and Welfare, PIL FELASA category B, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
2014: FACSJazz operator training course, BD Biosciences, Belgium
2013: Project management for researchers, University of Copenhagen
2011: E-moderating at Life, IT Learning Center, Life, University of Copenhagen
2010: Teaching course: ISIM course for teachers and course coordinators, by Torben Jensen, Center for Uddannelse og Læring, SAM, University of Århus
Management course for research group leaders, UoC
2005: Course in Laboratory Animal Sciences, FELASA category C, UoC
Genes and Genomes in the Tropics, Karolinska Instituttet, Sweeden and Makerere University, Uganda
2004: Primary culture technology, UoC
AAI Advanced Course in Immunology, American association of immunologists, Stanford University, USA
Gene targeting, Ph.D. School of Genetic Medicine, UoC
2003: Ethics and Health Research in Low-Income Societies, ENRICA, UoC
Oral presentation at international conferences:
2013: Keystone Symposium, New Orleans, USA
6th MIM Pan-African Malaria Conference, Durban South Africa
EviMalaR cluster meeting, Crete, Greece
2011: 7th BioMalPar annual meeting, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany (winner of Talk prize)
Malaria in Melbourne 2011, Melbourne Australia
2010: 1st Nordic Malaria Conference, Lund, Sweden
2007: 3rd BioMalPar annual meeting, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
2006: Keystone symposium, Taos, New Mexico, USA
Danida: Co-applicant on a North driven project (17-02-KU), DKK 10,000,000 [2018-22]
Danida: Co-applicant on a large strategic project (12-081RH), DKK 9,943,881 [2013-2017]
Novo Nordisk Foundation: 460,000 DKr. 
Augustinus Foundation: 100,000 DKr. [2012-13]
The Danish research council: Postdoc Grant, (11-115707) 3,221,019 DKr. [2012-14]
Lundbeck Foundation: Co-applicant on project grant (R83-A7627), 2,000,000 DKr. [2012-14]
EU grant: Co-applicant HumMalMab [2008-09]
PhD scholarship, Rigshospitalet [2003-2006]
Novo Nordisk Foundation: NFF Young investigator Award (NNF170C0026778) 20.000.000 DKr. [2018-2024]
The Danish research council: Sapere Aude DFF-ung Eliteforsker (11-120879) 1,008,000 DKr. [2012-14]
Evimalar/OzmalNet Travel award 2011, 140,000 DKr. 
Talk prize, 7th BioMalPar annual meeting, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
- Laboratory supervisor for the Category 3 laboratories, The Jenner Institute, Oxford University
- Peer reviewer for Infection and Immunity, Journal of Infectious Diseases, PLoS ONE, and Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
- Experience with fieldwork in Africa and international collaborations.
- Experience in management and coordination of research projects as team leader at Centre for Medical Parasitology and as Head of Laboratory in Department of Microbiology at LICA Pharmaceuticals A/S.
- Chair of the organizing committee at the "2nd Nordic Malaria Conference" 2012, Copenhagen.
- Session Chair (two sessions) at "8th European Conference on Tropical Medicine and hygiene" 2013, Copenhagen.
- Poster Chair at several PhD days at Faculty of Health sciences.