Moonika Haahr Marana

Moonika Haahr Marana

Assistant Professor, External Postdoc, Ekstern forsker


08.06.2017       PhD in Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

(SUND) University of Copenhagen (UCPH). 

Thesis title: ”Vaccination of rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss, against Aeromonas salmonicida – Different

vaccine formulations tested with a new infection model.”

Achievement: Establishing a collaboration with a Copenhagen-based biotech company Evaxion Biotech

03.09.2010       MSc in Parasitology, Faculty of Life Sciences (LIFE), UCPH.

Thesis title: “Immunization of rainbow trout with Ichthyophthirius multifiliis: humoral and cellular immune factors elucidated by qPCR and immunohistochemistry.

Achievement: Master thesis resulted in a peer-reviewed paper that for the first time, shows the presence of immunoglobulin T positive cells in the tissues of rainbow trout (over 130 citations)

18.06.2004 BSc in Marine Biology and Environmental Sciences, Tallinn University, Estonia

Thesis title: “The ecohelminthological study of flounder Platichthys flesus trachuris (Duncker) in the coastal waters of northern Hiiumaa, Estonia”.


Knowledge of languages

Estonian- mother tongue

English- both written and spoken

Danish- both written and spoken

Finnish- both written and spoken

Russian- ground level


PhD in Immunology and Infectious Diseases

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