Louise von Gersdorff Jørgensen
Parasitology and Aquatic Pathobiology
1870 Frederiksberg C
I primarily work on the fish immune system in rainbow trout and zebrafish (www.zebrafish.ku.dk). My focus is on immunology, vaccinology, aquaculture, disease modelling, imaging, molecular biology, the CRISPR/Cas9 technique, parasitology and bacteriology. I have for many years worked with a parasitic disease, called white spot disease, caused by a protozoan Ichthyophthirius multifiliis and continuously investigate new opportunities within vaccine development as well as working on the host/parasite interactions primarily focusing on the immune responses of the hosts. Zebrafish are also used in our group for real-time in vivo imaging of immunological responses against virus, bacteria and parasites.
I am a biologist from the University of Copenhagen and have been working with the fish immune system and aquaculture since November 2005. I got my PhD degree in 2011 and since the summer 2018 have been working as Associate Professor in the department.