Stig Milan Thamsborg

Stig Milan Thamsborg


Curriculum vitae - STIG MILAN THAMSBORG

DATE OF BIRTH: 31-10-1956;
WORK ADDRESS: Dyrlægevej 100, 1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark

PRIVATE ADDRESS: Ledreborg 20, 2820 Gentofte, Denmark


Professor (Veterinary Parasitology), Head of Section for Parasitology and Aquatic Pathobiology, Dept. of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (IVH), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of  Copenhagen (KU-SUND)


  • Veterinary Medical degree (DVM), The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen (KVL), 31-01-1981;
  • Ph.D. in Internal Medicine (Veterinary Parasitology), KVL, 4-11-1987.


  • 1981-1984: Large animal veterinary practice;
  • 1987-1991: Assistant professor, KVL.
  • 1991-1997: Associate professor, KVL.
  • 1997-2002: Research professor in Organic Livestock Production and Health, KVL;
  • 2002-: Professor, Veterinary Parasitology, IVH, KU-SUND.
  • 2004-2008; 2016-: Head of Section for Parasitology and Aquatic Pathobiology, IVH, KU-SUND; (2008-
  • 2016: deputy head)


  • 2009-2011: Member of Academic Council (KU-LIFE); 2012-2016 (KU-SUND)
  • 2005-2020: Founder and Danish representative of ESCCAP (European Scientific Council Companion Animal Parasites);
  • 2004-2015: Co-founder and board member of Parasite Technologies A/S producing parasite eggs for medical use;
  • 2004-2008: Board of Sheep and Horse levy board (2004-8)
  • 2003-: Veterinary Diplomate, European Veterinary Parasitology College, founding member;
  • 2003-2008: Board of Danish Research Centre for Organic Farming (FØJO);
  • 1995-1998: Danish Cattle Society;
  • 1994-1997: Danish Society of Parasitology;

MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE, including grants:

  • 2004-2008; 2016-: Head of Section for Parasitology and Auqatic Pathobiology, IVH; (2008-2016: deputy head)
  • 2003-2007: Director of Danish Centre for Experimental Parasitology (DCEP), Danish National Research Foundation;
  • 2001-2003: Initiator/head of Ph.D. Research School for Organic Farming and Food Systems

Larger grants (granting body, title, role):

  • FØJO: Organic production of steers and use of bioactive forages in livestock (PROSBIO+PROSQUAL),

1999-2004, leader;

  • EU FP5 Integrated project: Worm control in organic production systems - Wormcops, leader;
  • FFU (DANIDA): Cross-disciplinary Risk Assessment of Cysticercosis in ES Africa, 2006-09, leader;
  • EU FP6 Integrated project: Quality Low Input Food, partner;
  • EU FP6 MC RTN: HealthyHay, partner (crops and anti-parasitic effects);
  • EU FP7 MC RTN: LegumePlus, partner (crops and anti-parasitic effects);
  • EU FP7 Integrated project: Integrated control of neglected zoonoses (ICONZ), partner;
  • ICROFS: Parasites in organic livestock (PAROL), leader;
  • ICROFS: Alternative pig production (NO-CAST), partner (feeding and anti-parasitic effects in pigs);
  • FFU (DANIDA): Securing rural Livelihoods through Improved smallholder Pig Production in

Mozambique and Tanzania, 2010-15, partner;

  • EU-EMIDA (ERANET): Coping with anthelmintic resistance in ruminants, 2011-15, leader;
  • Cattle levy board: Liverflukes in cattle (2014-16), leader.
  • EU-ANIWHA: Tackling the parasitological challenges in organic ruminant farming practices, 2015-18, partner.

Independent Research Fund Denmark-FTP (IRFD)-FTP: ParaGut – Parasites, diet, and gut health (PARAGUT), 2015-20, leader

IRFD-FTP: Parasites and Plants, 2016-2022, leader

GUDP (Danish Agricultural Agency): Bioactive Products from Seaweed for Parasite Control (SEAPAR), 2017-21, leader

Bionær (Norway): Condensed tannins from Norwegian pine and spruce bark (BARKCURE), 2017-2020, partner

GUDP (Danish Agricultural Agency): Værdiskabelse med græsprotein (Green bio-refining)(Græs-prof), 2020-2023, partner

CoreOrganic (ERANET): Robust animals in sustainable mixed free-range systems (ROAM-FREE), 2021-2024, leader


Host-parasite interactions, diagnostics, epidemiology, pathogenicity and control of parasite infections in domestic animals with emphasis on gastrointestinal helminths. Diet-host-immunity interactions.


2001-2011: Board member: World Association for Adv. Veterinary Parasitology;

2003-2012: Head, WHO/FAO Collaborating Centres: Parasite Zoonoses & Helminth Epidemiology;

External reviewer of more than 20 Ph.D. thesis within EU, Africa and Asia;

Reviewer for a range of international research councils (e.g. Nordic, British, Israeli, Canadian),

International Foundation for Science, and international journals.


1999: LOC for world conference WAAVP, Copenhagen;

2000: LOC for Nordic NKVet meeting: Veterinary Challenges in Organic Farming, Iceland.

2019: LOC Conference SBSP, Copenhagen;

2019-22: LOC/SC for International Congress on Parasitology (ICOPA), Copenhagen, 2022


Supervisor(co-supervisor) of 33 Ph.d. students (on-going 5), >40 M.Sc./M.Phil. students; 8 postdocs


Papers (International peer reviewed): 254;
Books+book chapters: 13;
Patent/- applications: 2.

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