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Tina Sørensen Dalgaard

PhD, Associate professor

Profile photoTina Sørensen Dalgaard
Associate professor
Department of Animal Science - Immunology and microbiology
Blichers Allé 20
P25, 3334
8830 Tjele
Denmark
Email: tina.dalgaard@anis.au.dk
Phone: +4587158052
Web: http://pure.au.dk/portal/en/tina.dalgaard@anis.au.dk

Curriculum Vitae

My research interest is avian immunology focusing on responses to infectious pathogens with the aim of exploring ways to enhance immune-mediated disease resistance. I am particularly interested in determining how early innate responses, particularly at mucosal surfaces, can modulate adaptive responses and influence induction of protective immunity. Furthermore, my research involves detailed characterization of cell mediated immunity in chickens. This work comprises development of new immunological tools and reagents for characterisation of T cell phenotypes and function at single cell level by the use of flow cytometry. Ultimately, the aim is to define immunological correlates of e.g. vaccine-induced disease protection. 

H-index

Web of Science: 13
Google Scholar: 15
Scopus: 14
Scientific post graduate courses
1998: Culture of mammalian cells, University of Southern Denmark
1999: Laboratory Animal Science, University of Southern Denmark
1999: Immunological Methods, University of Southern Denmark
2000: Immunology, University of Southern Denmark
2000: Molecular Medicine, University of Aarhus
2000: Biostatistics, University of Aarhus2001: Introductory course in Health Science Research, University of Aarhus
2001: Experimental and Molecular Biology Research, University of Aarhus
2001: Clinical and Epidemiological Research, University of Aarhus
2001: Literature Searching, University of Southern Denmark
2001: Flow Cytometry, University of Southern Denmark
2001: Electronic Presentation of Research Data, University of Aarhus
2004: Real time quantitative PCR, Tataa Biocenter, Göteborg
2005: FacsAria cell sorting course, BD Biosciences
2006: Antigen specific flow cytometry course, International Flow Cytometry School, University of Florence
2010: Workshop “Introduction to Intracellular Analysis” BD Biosciences, Stockholm
2010: Advanced applications in flow cytometry, Imperial College, London
2012: NADIR training course on intracellular detection of cytokines by flow cytometry, Moredun UK

Other courses (management and teaching)
2010: PhD supervision, Centre for Learning and Education, Aarhus University
2011: Theory of education for associate professors, Aarhus University
2011: Project management, Implement/Aarhus University

Teaching
2002: Teaching of Master students from Bangladesh in genetic disease resistance, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences.
2003: Teaching of Master students from various countries in genetic disease resistance, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences.
2005: Teaching of Nordic Specialists in Immunology, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences.
2009-2014: Teaching of Agrobiology Master students in Immunology, Aarhus University.
2011-2014: Teaching of Agrobiology Bachelor students in Immunology, Aarhus University
2012: Course leader of workshop in “Assessment of chicken T cell mediated immunity”, Aarhus University
2012-2014: Teaching of Bachelor students in immunology at Vejlby Agricultural Education Center
2014: Teaching of high school students in ELISA and immunology, Aarhus University

Students
2009: Astrid Bøgh Jensen, BSc. Project “Is IL-7R expression predictive for development of adaptive immunity in chickens? Principal supervisor.
2009-2013: Rikke Munkholm Kjærup. PhD project “The functional effect of Mannose-Binding Lectin (MBL) on susceptibility to infectious bronchitis in chickens”. Co-supervisor.
2009-2012: Janne Pleidrup Andersen. PhD project “Mapping of the immune response in poultry during A.galli infection”. Co-supervisor.
2011-2014: Sofie Ulrich Lynge. PhD project “The influence of Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) in relation to susceptibility to Salmonella in chickens “. Co-supervisor.
2014: Morten Guldberg Madsen. BSc. project. “Genetic variants of porcine Mannose-binding lectin”. Co-supervisor.

Research stays abroad
1999: Visit at Dr. Jim Kaufman’s laboratory, Institute for Animal Health, Compton, UK in order to adapt a 2-D geleletrophoresis method for detection of MHC antigens.
2007: Guest researcher for three months at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Learning methods for antigen specific flow cytometry at Professor Markus Maeurer’s laboratory.
2013: Guest researcher for three months at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh. EU financed project on “New tools for assessment of IBV induced cytokine responses” in Professor Pete Kaiser’s laboratory.

Research areas/Selected projects
2006: Development of new methods to study protective immunity to Newcastle disease (The Danish Poultry Council)
2007: Identification of immunological parameters influencing protective immunity after Newcastle disease vaccination (The Danish Poultry Council)
2007: Multicolour-flow cytometry for quantification of protective immunity in chickens (Granted by “Gluds Legat”)
2007-2010: New technologies for improvement of chicken vaccines - assessment of cellular parameters in protective viral immunity by multicolour flow cytometry (Post doc grant from the Danish Research Council)
2009-2013: Mapping of the immune response in poultry during parasite infections – and development of a mucosal recombinant antigen vaccine against A.galli (Granted by the Danish Council for Strategic Research)
2009-2013: NADIR – The network of animal disease infectiology and research facilities (Granted by the EU seventh framework programme)
2010-: POLY-REID - Development of genetic selection technology for polyvalent resistance to infectious diseases (Granted by the Danish Council for Strategic Research)
2013-2014: FASCIA methodology (Granted by “Gluds Legat”)
2013-: Towards Control of Avian Coronaviruses: Strategies for Diagnosis, Surveillance and Vaccination. Cost action FA-1207
2014-: Aarhus University Network for Interdisciplinary Drug Resistance Research - IDRRES

Reviewer activity
2006-2015: Paper review activity for Animal, Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, Immunobiology, Research in Veterinary Science, Journal of Virological Methods, Vaccine, BioMed Research International
2014: Grant application review activity for L'Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France in Ecosystèmes productifs durables call.

Congress participation
1996: The 29th Annual Meeting of Scandinavian Society for Immunology, Copenhagen, Denmark - (Poster presentation)
1998: 5th Avian Immunology Research Group Meeting, Turku, Finland – (Poster presentation)
1999: Poultry Genetics Symposium in Mariensee, Germany – (Poster presentation)
1999: Benzon Symposium no 46: Molecular Mechanisms of Innate Immunity, Copenhagen, Denmark
1999: 6th International Symposium on Marek’s Disease, Montreal , Canada – (Poster presentation)
2000: World’s Poultry Congress, Montreal, Canada (Poster presentation)
2000: 6th Avian Immunology Research Group Meeting, Ithaca, NY, USA
2001: 6th International Veterinary Immunology Symposium, Uppsala, Sweden
2002: Workshop on molecular pathogenesis of Marek’s disease and avian immunology, Limassol, Cyprus – (Oral presentation)
2004: 8th Avian Immunology Research Group Meeting, Munich, Germany (Poster presentation)
2005: 1st Measurement of antigen-specific immune responses meeting, Courmayeur, Italy
2006: 2nd Measurement of antigen-specific immune responses meeting, Santorini, Greece
2006: 9th Avian Immunology Research Group Meeting, Paris, France (Oral presentation)
2008: 3rd Measurement of antigen-specific immune responses meeting, La Plagne, France
(Poster presentation)
2009: Beckman Coulter Big Bang Flow Cytometry Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden
2010: 4th Measurement of antigen-specific immune responses meeting, Mykonos, Greece
2010: 11th Avian Immunology Research Group Meeting, Budapest, Hungary (1x oral presentation,
6 x posters)
2012: 12th Avian Immunology Research Group Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland (1 poster)
2012: 4th European Veterinary Immunology Workshop, Edinburgh, Scotland (1 poster)
2013: 41st Scandinavian Society for Immunology Meeting (6 posters)
2013: 5th Measurement of antigen-specific immune responses meeting, Dubrovnik, Croatia
2015: 13th Avian Immunology Research Group Meeting, Guelph, Canada (3 posters)