Lars Råberg

Lars Råberg

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Since my undergraduate studies my main research interests have revolved around the ecology and evolution of host-parasite interactions. My phd thesis focused on the causes and consequences of variation in immune function, using wild blue tits and genetically engineered lab mice as study organisms. After a post doc with Andrew Read in Edinburgh, where I performed some experiments with the rodent malaria parasite Plasmodium chabaudi in lab mice, I returned to Lund in 2006 and set up a new study system: the tick transmitted bacterium Borrelia afzelii in wild rodents. We are currently using this system to address questions like:

  • What determines the transmission success of a pathogen?
  • How does natural selection act on immune defence genes?

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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