A native Dane, Professor Gregers Jungersen obtained his PhD in internal medicine from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen in 1998 after 4 years as Veterinary Practitioner in the Southern part of Denmark. Since then he has worked at the National Veterinary Institute where he was appointed Professor in 2009. His expertise in immunology is founded on research in local and systemic immune responses to infectious diseases in cattle and pigs, and development of agent-specific tests to measure humoral and cell-mediated immune responses including direct identification of peptide-specific cytotoxic T cells by staining with recombinant produced MHC-peptide tetramer complexes. A goal of my research is to apply my immunological expertise to develop new and improved vaccines for livestock and to apply our large and advanced immunological tool box for porcine immunology to establish pigs as a relevant large animal model to study e.g. immunomodulatory vaccine constructs and accelerate vaccine development in human medicine.