Lars Erik Larsen
Veterinary Clinical Microbiology
Dyrlægevej 88, 1870 Frederiksberg C, 1-09, Building: K1291
Name: Lars Erik Larsen
Born: February 18, 1963 in Horsens; Denmark
Private: Home address: Parkvej 7a 3550 Slangerup
Private status Two kids (Simon from 1996 and Stefan from 1998)
Current position: Professor
Work address: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen
1870 Frederiksberg C
Education (Academic Qualifications)
1991 D.V.M.; The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark
1998 Ph.D.; The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark
2008 Diplomate of European College of Porcine Health Management (Dipl. ESPHM)
2002 O. Jensen's Memorial Award for work on BRSV in calves
2008 European PCV2 Award; Boehringer Ingelheim, Germany
2019 European PRRSV Award; Boehringer Ingelheim, Germany
Jan 1991 - Aug 1991 Visiting Research Scientist, Iowa State University; USA
Aug 1991 - Oct 1993 Study director, Scantox A/S, Ll. Shendsved; Denmark
Oct 1993 - Oct 2004 Senior Scientist Nycomed Imaging, Oslo, Norway
Nov 1994 - Dec 1997 Ph.d. Scholarship: Department of Veterinary Microbiology, RVAU, DK
Dec 1997 - Dec 2000 Research Scientist, Danish Veterinary Laboratory, Copenhagen, Denmark
Jan 2001 - May 2003 Senior Research Scientist, Danish Veterinary Laboratory, Copenhagen, DK
May 2003 - Dec 2003 Senior Scientist, Department of Virology, Novonordisk A/S, Bagsværd, DK
Jan 2004 - Jan 2009 Head of Section, National Veterinary Institute, DK
Aug 2010 - 2019 Professor, National Veterinary Institute; DTU, DK
2019- present Professor, IVH, KU, DK
Teaching Experience and Censorships
2001- Member of evaluation committees at minimum 15 bachelor, master and PhD exams at KU-LIFE
2001- Co-advisor for 25 master students at DTU-VET and KU
2005- Member of PhD evaluation committees in Sweden; Spain, Norway and Belgium
2006- Main supervisor for 10 PhD students
2010- Study responsible and main teacher of ”Virology for Veterinary Students”
103 peer reviewed; more than 300 others. H index: 27 (5 years calculated by Scholar august 2018). Total citations 1041 (938 without self citations). 19 citations/paper on average (Scorpus 2018). Research areas: Viral pathogenesis; Molecular epidemiology; vaccine development and assessment; development of diagnostic methods. Wild birds, poultry, swine, cattle, mink.
Full list of publications: ORCID: 0000-0003-0730-5555.
In 2004, I was appointed Head of Section of Pathology, Molecular Microbiology and Virology at the Division of Veterinary Diagnostic and Research. From 2004-2006, I was responsible for personnel management, budgets, work safety etc. of 27 employees including 6 senior scientists, 8 post docs/PhD students and 13 lab technicians. This position constituted 50% of my time, including participation in the management team of the division.
In 2007-2008, the pathology group constituting 9 employees was transferred to another section. From 2009, I was responsible for the virus research and diagnostic development group which constituted me, 3 post docs/scientists; 3 PhD students and 5 lab technicians. From August 2014, I have been responsible for the research group, which presently consist of one post doc, one molecular biologist, three PhD students and lab technicians.
In addition to my practical experience with (line) management, I have passed the exam of the first two courses of the certified Danish “Diploma in Management” education.
I have several years of experience as scientific project manager of small and large research projects with participation from several different institutions and countries. In addition, I have had the scientific responsibility for the virus group at DTU-VET since 1998. Finally, I have completed a formal education in project management provided by the former Ministry of Food and Agriculture.