Barragan, Antonio

Stockholm | Sweden

Barragan, Antonio

Stockholm | Sweden


Prof. Antonio Barragan MD, PhD
Dept. of Molecular Biosciences (MBW)
The Wenner-Gren Institute
Stockholm University
Stockholm | Sweden

1. Current position
Jan 2014-present Professor of Molecular Infection Biology, MBW, Stockholm University

2. Previous positions
2009-2013 Associate Professor/ Rådsforskare VR, Center for Infectious Medicine (CIM), Dept. of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet (80%)
2009-2013 Consultant/överläkare, Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (SMI) (20%)
2007-2010 Head, Department of Parasitology, Mycology, Water and Environmental Microbiology (PMV), Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (SMI)
2003-2007 Head, Parasitology Section, SMI
1997-2000 MD, Infectious Diseases Clinic, Karolinska University Hospital (part time)
1994-1995 MD, Kärnsjukhuset, Skövde, Sweden
1993 MD & Fieldworker, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya

3. Education and training
2009-13 Associate Professor/docent, Experimental Immunology, Karolinska Institutet
2002-08 Assistant Professor/Fo Ass VR, CIM, Dept. of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet
2000-02 Post-doctoral Fellow, Dept. of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, USA (Prof. L. David Sibley)
2000 PhD, Medical Sciences/Infection Biology, Karolinska Institutet. Title: Carbohydrate-mediated adhesion in Plasmodium falciparum malaria, ISBN 91-628-3977-2. (Supervision: Johan Carlson & Mats Wahlgren)
1995 Board Certified Physician/ Svensk Läkarlegitimation
1993 MD/Läkarexamen, Karolinska Institutet

4. Publication overview

67 peer-reviewed original publications, 11 reviews, 3 book chapters, Co-inventor 3 patents, Malaria polypeptides (WO/1999/015,557; US Patent 7,125,958, 2006; EP Patent 1,015,483, 2006), including publications: 1 Science, 1 Nat Immunol, 1 Cell H&M, 3 J. Exp. Med, 3 Blood, 2 PLoS Pathogens, 1 Fibre Particle Toxicology, 8 Cell Microbiol, 2 J Immunol, 7 Infect Immun Total citations > 4.000, h-index 31

5. PhD students and postdocs under supervision
Current supervision
Currently main supervisor of 3 PhD students, co-supervisor of 3 PhD-student, 3 postdocs
Graduated PhD students
Main supervisor for 7 graduated PhD students at KI (Isabel Dellacasa-Lindberg, 2009; Henrik Lambert, 2009; Kesenthri Kistiah, 2011; Srisuda Pannanusorn, 2013; Jonas Fuks, 2014, Sachie Kanatani, 2017, Einar Olafsson, 2019) which all have continued postdoctoral training at international academic institutes, moved to industry or governmental agencies.

Postdoctoral Fellows
2004-2006 Dr Niclas Hitziger (Section Director, R&D Roche Diagnostics, Luzerne, Switzerland).
2006-2008 Dr Jadwiga Winiecka-Krusnell (Microbiologist, SMI, Sweden)
2008-2009 Dr Esther Collantes (Assoc. Professor, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain)
2008-2011 Dr Romanico Arrighi (Senior Microbiologist, Special Diagnostics Section, SMI, Sweden)
2011-2016 Dr Jessica Weidner (Research Program Director at USAMRIID , US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Washington DC, USA)

6. Other merits and academic distinctions
Honors and commission of trust (selection)
2000-13 Awarded 5 research fellowships (MBL, STINT, SSMF, VR, VR)
2008-13 Member of reviewing committee, Swedish Research Council (Medicin, VR,
2012: Vice-chairman)
2003-18 Reviewer, International grants (Wellcome Trust, UK; ARN, France; EU network COST 857; SIDA, evaluation of research centra)
2008-12 Steering Committee, Infection Biology Program, Karolinska Institutet
2008-2010 Focal point, Swedish Representative (Parasitology & Mycology), European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC)
2018- Institutional Board member, MBW, Stockholm University Teaching and Examination Opponent at PhD-thesis defences on 3 occasions (Umeå U, Madrid U, Cadiz U) Regular participation in Examination Boards for PhD defences
2006, 2007: Biology of Parasitism: Modern Approaches, Marine Biology Laboratory, Woodshole, MA, USA Invited lecturer and congress organizer (selection 2005-)
2006 Apicomplexan Biology in the post-genomic Era, EU-COST 857, Dresden (co-organizer)
2007 Apicomplexa and Biological barriers, Institut Pasteur, Paris
2007 Pathogens and Biological Barriers Symposium, 107th ASM General meeting, Toronto
2007 Microbial pathogenesis FASEB summer research Conference, Snowmass CO, USA
2008 Centennial Toxoplasma Congress, Buzios, Brazil, 2008
2011 Parasitology Symp., Dept. of Parasitol, Charite Hospital, Max Planck Institute, Berlin
2012 1st International meeting on Nerve-driven Immunity, Vienna
2014 2nd International meeting on Nerve-driven Immunity, Nobel Forum, Stockholm (coorganizer)

Major current Grants
Swedish Research Council (projektbidrag) 2019-22: 9.600 tSEK
EU ERA-NET NEURON grant (co-applicant)): 9.200 tSEK

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