Bacterial pathogenesis and treatment strategies - Mol-VET-Micro group

Research carried out in the Molecular Veterinary Microbiology (Mol-Micro-VET) group aims to find new ways to prevent and cure bacterial diseases in animals and humans, and thus to contribute to reduction in use of antimicrobials in livestock and companion animals.

Clades I-III: Photo Arshnee Moodley



































  • Biological effects and climate impact of E. coli vaccination in broilers

  • Combining non-essential targets into suitable targets for novel antimicrobial against uropathogenic E. coli. Funded by Danish Research Council for Technology and Production, (DF-2 project), 2016-2019.

  • Improved diagnostic methods for use in veterinary practice. Funded by Grønt Udviklings- og Demonstrationsprogram (GUDP), 2016-2019.

  • Improved vaccines for prevention of post weaning diarrhoea in pigs. Funded by Innovation Fund Denmark, 2018-2022.

  • Antibiophage A bacteriophage-based approach to reducing infections caused by antibiotic resistant E.coli funded by EU Animal Health and Welfare ERA-NET, 2015-2020.

  • Biocontrol of Streptococcus uberis in dairy farms,  Funded by Mælkeafgiftfonden (Milk Levy Fund): 2019.

Previous Funding sources:

  • Danida
  • EU Commission FP7
  • Lundbeck Foundations 


































Group leader

Group Leader

John Elmerdahl Olsen
Stigbøjlen 4,
1870 Frederiksberg C, 1-20

Phone: +45 35 33 27 84
Cell:  +45 51 25 03 99

Group/project members

Internal researchers

Name Title Phone E-mail
Bønnelycke, Tony Poul Laboratory Technician +4535336468 E-mail
Christensen, Henrik Associate Professor +4535332783 E-mail
Greve, Nanna Boll PhD Fellow +4535327774 E-mail
Herrero Fresno, Ana Associate Professor +4535332782 E-mail
Jeritslev, Sabrina Strandhøj Attendant   E-mail
Kristensen, Tanja Laboratory Technician +4535336394 E-mail
Moodley, Arshnee Associate Professor +4535332711 E-mail
Olsen, John Elmerdahl Professor +4535332784 E-mail
Pedersen, Natasha Chanell Laboratory Technician +4535328238 E-mail
Ryttov, Dan Friis Laboratory Technician +4535336531 E-mail
Thomsen, Line Elnif Associate Professor +4535332754 E-mail
Zhao, Ruoxuan Enrolled PhD Student +4535336191 E-mail