Peter Aaby#


Peter Aaby
Membership Number:5507
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:DENMARK
Section:CLINICAL & VETERINARY SCIENCE
Elected:2020
ORCID:0000-0001-8331-1389
Homepage: http://bandim.org



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2002 - 2020 Research Professor, Novo Nordisk Foundation professorship grant; Statens Serum Institut
  • 1995 - 2001 Research Professor DANIDA/SSVF (1995-2001); Statens Serum Institut
  • 1991 - 1995 Senior researcher; Statens Serum Institut
  • 1983 - 1991 Assistant professor, Institute of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen; Work in Guinea-Bissau with Danish Church Aid
  • 1978 - 1983 Researcher, SAREC, Sweden
  • 1968 - 1978 Research assistent, Institute of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen

Fields of Scholarship
  • Social anthropology
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Sex-differential effects of interventions
  • Vaccinology
  • Non-specific effects of vaccines: Immune training effects

Honours and Awards
  • 2017 SEB Pensions Hæderspris (Prize of Honour)
  • 2015 Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • 2012 - 2018 Co-organiser of Research Center for vitamins and vaccines (CVIVA), a center of excellence sponsored by the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF) (Centre leader: Christine S Benn)
  • 2012 - 2022 Adjunct Professor, University of Southern Denmark
  • 2009, 2011, 2014 Nominated as one of 10 best Danish research results of the year; two 2nd prizes
  • 2009 Ministry of Foreign Affairs: 5th most important Dane for fighting global poverty
  • 2000 Novo Nordisk prize for ”Ground-breaking epidemiological research especially with regard to vaccinations against measles infection”

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