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Uffe   Braae MSc, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Dr. Uffe Christian Braae received a MSc in Parasitology (2012) and a PhD in Public Health and Epidemiology (2017) from the University of Copenhagen. His main research interests include investigating parasite distribution, burden, and understanding the transmission dynamics of Taenia solium taeniosis/cysticercosis.

Dr. Braae has managed several research projects dealing with all from basic understanding of parasite epidemiology to integrated control approaches, and clinical trials. He is experienced in working within a One Health framework from participation in development orientated projects that sought to improve community food security and food safety by fostering optimal smallholder production model systems.


Education

Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (BSc)
Parasitology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (MSc)
Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (PhD)
 

Research

Taenia solium taeniosis/cysticercosis among other Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD)
Control and prevention of parasitic diseases
Computational and mathematical modelling of infectious diseases


Certifications

Laboratory animal science category C license holder (FELASA)
 

Achievements

PhD scholarship at University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2013)
 

Publication Highlights

Braae UC, Devleesschauwer B, Gabriel S, Dorny P, Speybroeck N, et al. (2016) CystiSim - An Agent-Based Model for Taenia solium Transmission and Control. Plos Negl Trop Dis 10: e0005184. LINK: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005184

Braae UC, Magnussen P, Harrison W, Ndawi B, Lekule F, et al. (2016) Effect of National Schistosomiasis Control Programme on Taenia solium taeniosis and porcine cysticercosis in rural communities of Tanzania. Parasite Epidemiol Control 1: 245-251. LINK: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.parepi.2016.08.004

Johansen MV, Trevisan C, Gabriel S, Magnussen P, Braae UC (2017) Are we ready for Taenia solium cysticercosis elimination in sub-Saharan Africa? Parasitology 144: 59-64. LINK: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0031182016000500

Braae UC, Saarnak CF, Mukaratirwa S, Devleesschauwer B, Magnussen P, et al. (2015) Taenia solium taeniosis/cysticercosis and the co-distribution with schistosomiasis in Africa. Parasit Vectors 8: 323. LINK: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-015-0938-7

Braae UC, Kabululu M, Normark ME, Nejsum P, Ngowi HA, et al. (2015) Taenia hydatigena cysticercosis in slaughtered pigs, goats, and sheep in Tanzania. Trop Anim Health Prod 47: 1523-1530. LINK: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11250-015-0892-6

Braae UC, Harrison W, Lekule F, Magnussen P, Johansen MV (2015) Feedstuff and poor latrines may put pigs at risk of cysticercosis-A case-control study. Vet Parasitol 214: 187-191. LINK: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2015.08.009

Braae UC, Johansen MV, Ngowi HA, Rasmussen TB, Nielsen J, et al. (2015) Detection of African swine fever virus DNA in blood samples stored on FTA cards from asymptomatic pigs in Mbeya region, Tanzania. Transbound Emerg Dis 62: 87-90. LINK: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tbed.12074

Braae UC, Magnussen P, Lekule F, Harrison W, Johansen MV (2014) Temporal fluctuations in the sero-prevalence of Taenia solium cysticercosis in pigs in Mbeya Region, Tanzania. Parasit Vectors 7: 574. LINK: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-014-0574-7

Braae UC, Magnussen P, Ndawi B, Harrison W, Lekule F, et al. (2017) Effect of repeated mass drug administration with praziquantel and track and treat of taeniosis cases on the prevalence of taeniosis in Taenia solium endemic rural communities of Tanzania. Acta Trop 165: 246-251. LINK: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2015.10.012

Braae UC, Ngowi HA, Johansen MV (2013) Smallholder pig production: prevalence and risk factors of ectoparasites. Vet Parasitol 196: 241-244. LINK: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2012.12.058
 

Current Project

Occurrence of Taenia solium taeniosis/cysticercosis and areas at risk of porcine cysticercosis in Central America and the Caribbean basin