Lars Hviid is a Professor at the Centre for Medical Parasitology, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He holds PhD and DMSc degrees from University of Copenhagen.
Prof. Hviid has studied targets and mechanisms of human acquired protective immunity to Plasmodium falciparum malaria for more than 30 years, mostly in collaboration with colleagues at universities in Africa. He is particularly interested in the role of the clonally variant parasite protein family PfEMP1, which is a key virulence factor and an important target of antibody-mediated immunity against the parasite-infected erythrocytes. Prof. Hviid was one of the first to use flow cytometry in this kind of research. He has published close to 200 peer-reviewed research papers.
Prof. Hviid is an elected Fellow (2013) of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) and an elected Fellow (2020) of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS).