Per Kania

Per Kania


Medlem af:

    Name: Per Walter Kania

    Title: Associate professor, M.Sc., Ph.D.

    Place of work:

              Laboratory of Aquatic Pathobiology

              Department of Veterinary Disease Biology

              Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

              University of Copenhagen

              Stigbojlen 7, DK-1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark

              Telephone:         +45 3533 2740

    Research topics:

    Fish Immunology, Fish Pathology, Pathogen/Host Interaction, Fish Vaccination and Molecular analysis & Diagnosis.


    Ph.D. at Institute of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Southern Denmark

    Thesis: “Structural and Functional Characterization of Collectins and MASP in the Common Carp and Rainbow Trout”.

    Master of Science degree in cell biology at Institute of Biochemistry, University of Southern Denmark

    Thesis:”Kinetical Investigation of particular Methane Monooxygenase of Methylococcos capsulatus (Bath). Effect of Cupper, NADH and Ammoia”

    Scientific occupation:

    2009 - now

    Associate Professor at Aquatic Pathobiology, Department of Disease Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    2005 - 2009

    Post doc positions at Aquatic Pathobiology, Department of Disease Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    2001 - 2004:

    Ph.D. at Institute of Medical Biologi, University of Southern Denmark

    2001 - 2001:

    Research assistant at Institute of Medical Biologi, University of Southern Denmark

    1997 - 2001:

    Research assistant at Institute of Pathology, University Hospital of Odense, Denmark

    1991 - 1994:

     Scientific researcher at IMPO Electronics A/S, Odense, Denmark

    1988 -1989:

    Teaching assistant in Biochemistry at Institute of Biochemistry, University of Southern Denmark

    Teaching at university:

    I have a course in pedagogical teaching at universities.

    I am certified to teach in English at university level.

    I participated in supervision of several students while I did my Ph.D and during my post doc time.

    I have since 2008 been teaching in a series of subjects at my current institution. (AquaCulture, Fish Diseases and Methods in Parasitology).

    I am instructing/teaching students, laboratory assistants etc. in a variety of techniques related to the practical work at our unit.


    Supervision of students:

    Two Ph.D. students and four Master of Science students


    29 peer reviewed papers

    Three abstracts books

    Five popular scientific articles

    Ten selected papers:

    Kania  PW, Buchmann K

    Emerging  Pseudoterranova decipiens (Krabbe, 1878) problems  in Baltic cod (Gadus morhua L.) associated with Grey seal colonization of spawning grounds

    Journal of Fish Diseases 2012, 35: 861-866


    Skov J, Kania  PW, Holten-Andersen L, Fouz B, Buchmann K

    Immunomodulatory effects of dietary β-1,3-glucan from Euglena gracilis in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) immersion vaccinated against Yersinia ruckeri

    Fish & Shellfish Immunology 2012, 33: 111-120


    Jørgensen LvG, Sigh J, Rasmussen J, Kania P W, Holten-Andersen L, Buchmann K, Einer-Jensen K, Lorenzen N

    Approaches towards DNA vaccination against a skin ciliate parasite in fish

    PLOS ONE 2012, 7: e48129


    Sidhartha Desmukh, Kania  PW, Raida MK, Buchmann K

    Comparative protection of two different commercial vaccines against Yersinia ruckeri serotype O1 and biotype 2 in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).

    Vet Immunol Immunopathol 2012; 145: 379-385

    Chettri JK, Raida MK, Holten-Andersen L, Kania PW, Buchmann K

    Differential immune response of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) at early developmental stages (larvae and fry) against the bacterial pathogen Yersinia ruckeri

    Dev. Comp. Immuol. 2012; 36: 463-474

    Olsen MM, Kania PW, Heinecke RD, Skjoedt K, Rasmussen KJ, Buchmann K

    Cellular and humoral factors involved in the response of rainbow trout gills to Ichthyophthirius multifiliis infections: Molecular and immunohistochemical studies.

    Fish & Shellfish Immunology 2011, 30: 859-869

    doi: org/10.1016/j.fsi.2011.01.010

    Chettri JK, Raida MK, Holten-Andersen L, Kania PW, Buchmann K

    PAMP induced expression of immune relevant genes in head kidney leukocytes of rainbow trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss).

    Dev. Comp. Immuol. 2011; 35: 476-482


    Kania PW, Sorensen RR, Koch C, Brandt J, Kliem A, Vitved L, Hansen S, Skjodt K.

    Evolutionary conservation of mannan-binding lectin (MBL) in bony fish: Identification, characterization and expression analysis of three bona fida collectin homologues of MBL in the rainbow trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss).

    Fish & Shellfish Immunology 2010; 29: 910-20


    Kania PW, Taraschewski H, Han YS, Cone DK, Buchmann K.   

    Divergence between Asian, European and Canadian populations of the monogenean Pseudodactylogyrus bini indicated by ribosomal DNA patterns.

    J Helminthology. 2010; 84: 404-409

    doi: 10.1017/S0022149X10000088

    Kania PW, Evensen O, Larsen TB, Buchmann K

    Molecular and immunohistochemical studies on epidermal responses in Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. induced by Gyrodactylus salaris Malmberg, 1957

    J  Helminthology. 2010; 84 (2): 166-72


    Kania PW, Larsen TB, Ingerslev HC, Buchmann K.

    Baltic salmon activates immune relevant genes in fin tissue when responding to Gyrodactylus salaris infection.

    Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 2007; 76: 81-85



    Ph.D., Cand. Scient.

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