•  Introduction
  •  About the research group
  •  Current Projects


    About 30 people are employed at the research group, with one third of the group employed as scientific staff, one third PhD-students and one third technicians. The research group belongs to Division for Epidemiology and Microbial Genomics at the National Food Institute (DTU Food). DTU Food is part of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
    The National Food Institute focuses on public health in relation to human nutrition, food safety, environment and health.
    Division for Epidemiology and Microbial Genomics conducts research into the incidence, survival, and virulence of foodborne microorganisms and provides advisory services to international and national authorities regarding health risks related to the presence of pathogenic microorganisms.
    Primary tasks of the research group
    To conduct targeted research with the aim of predicting and preventing infectious diseases in humans and support global detection and control.

    The research is concentrated on evolution, epidemiology, development, spread and persistence of infectious agents, with a special focus on antimicrobial resistance. Studies on the spread of bacteria and resistance genes globally within and between the animal and human population are conducted. The molecular mechanisms of the global epidemiology and infectious process are elucidated. The occurrence and evolution of resistance genes are determined. Methods and strategies for prevention of diseases are developed.