Projects

Svineafgiftsfonden: Diagnostik og konsekvens ved navlehævelser hos svin.
Contact: Henrik Elvang Jensen

Traumatic lesions in veterinary and human forensic medicine - development and validation of porcine models
Contact: Kristiane Barington og Henrik Elvang Jensen

Characterization of murine experimental models of diabetic nephropathy
Contact: Henrik Elvang Jensen

Novel marine biomolecules against biofilm. Application to medical devices (nomorfilm)” (Horizon 2020)
Contact: Henrik Elvang Jensen

The fingerprint of bone infections
An increased understanding of the specific molecules involved in bone infections is the key to the diagnostic and therapeutic targets of tomorrow. Bone infections are a big problem for the society and of course for the patients. Orthopedic device-related bone infections of for example a new hip joint are a growing concern, particularly with the increasing development of multi-resistant bacteria.

Because the percentage of patients over 65 years of age is on the rise in industrialized countries, the number of patients requiring bone implants will continue to grow, as will the risk for implant-associated bone infections. Successful understandings of the basic inflammatory molecular expressions within implant-associated bone infections will, therefore, be a major scientific progress by revealing diagnostic and therapeutic targets of tomorrow. This project will add to current basic knowledge about bone infections and inflammation around orthopedic implants which abilities are scarcely unravelled.

Pathological and immunological consequences of basic experimental animal procedures in mice
The overall aim of the project is to describe the local and systemic pathological and immunological changes introduced in mice after blood sampling by six different basic procedures. The hypothesis is that different blood sampling procedures induce tissue damages and variable grades of inflammation thus affecting animal welfare.

New approaches towards prevention of implant-associated bone infections - antibacterial coating
The increasing number of implant-associated bone infections can be stopped by preventing that bacteria grow and form biofilms on the surface of the implants.
Contact: Louise Kruse Jensen

Diarrhoea in mink
Application of PCR techniques of viral causes of diarrhoea in mink is carried out. In the project, animals from problem farms are examined for new etiologies causing enteritis. The observations are combined with histopathological manifestations. The project is a multi-disciplinary work financed by Kopenhagen Fur.
Contact: Julie Birch