Project work - Veterinary Clinical Microbiology 

Antimicrobial resistance/susceptibility, anti-resistance strategies, pathogenicity factors in E. coli and Salmonella and a number of projects in developing countries
Professor John Elmerdal Olsen / Egle Kudirkiene

  • Helper drugs to re-sensitize ESBL E. coli to 3rd and 4th generation cephalosporin.
  • Novel drug targets for uropathogenic E. coli
  • Improved diagnostic methods for MRSA
  • Predictive value of resistance testing for treatment outcome in post weaning diarrhea in pigs caused by E. coli.
  • Antimicrobial resistance in pig production in Vietnam
  • Carrier rate of Staphylococcus aureus and S. pseudintermedius from nares, skin and rectum of dog in Morogoro, Tanzania
  • The role of metabolic proteins in pathogenesis of avian pathogenic E. coli
  • Multiplex qPCR for the detection of resistance genes in bacteria causing pneumonia in calves

New diagnostic test for mastitis, phages as alternatives to antibiotics, MRSA, MRSP
Associate Professor Arshnee Moodley

  • Performance evaluation of a new “Point of Cow” test
  • Can we treat colibacillosis in chickens without antibiotics?
  • Alternativ og effektiv biosanering af Streptococcus uberis mastitis
  • Does the zinc resistance gene, czrC, increase the fitness of LA-MRSA CC398?
  • Are Staphylococcus aureus from mastitis becoming resistant to commonly used disinfectants in dairy farms?
  • Are cows with chronic Streptococcus uberis mastitis infected with the same strain or different strains?
  • Why are some Staphylococcus pseudintermedius more dominant in dog infections than other strains?
  • Can we use whole genome sequencing for rapid identification of antibiotic resistant E.coli in pigs with diarrhea?

Poultry diseases, surgical animal models, cell culture models of disease in poultry
Professor Jens Peter Christensen
 / Adjunkt Ida Thøfner

  • In vitro studier af G+ (og G-) samspil med serum amyloid (SAA) og amyloid isoleret fra amyloidosedyr
  • Etablering af primære salpinxcellekultur
  • Udvikling af scoringssystem af trædepuder hos forældredyr til slagtekyllinger
  • Immunrespons ved eksperimentelle æggelederinfektioner
  • Immunomodulerende effekt af artemisinin ved eksperimentelle coccidieinfektioner
  • Brystbensfrakturer i konsumægshøns
  • DamX genet og Avian Pathogenic E.coli (APEC)

Mastitis in cows and the role of persister cells (non-dividing bacteria) in antimicrobial resistance and chronic infections
Associate Professor Line Elnif Thomsen

  • Mastitis og biofilm bekæmpelse
  • Persister cells

Population genetic studies of members of Pasteurellaceae and MALDI-TOF as a typing method
Associate Professor Henrik Christensen

  • Development of whole-genome based typing of Mannheimia haemolytica
  • Detection of bacteria comparing different MALDI-TOF platforms
  • Characterization and classification of members of Pasteurellaceae isolated from mangust
  • Development of a new method to quantify antibiotic resistant E. coli in chicken 

Validation of microbial diagnosis in veterinary practice, antimicrobial activity testing, autovaccines, MALDI-TOF as a typing method
Associate Professor 
Peter Panduro Damborg

  • Kvalitet eller kvaksalveri: En vurdering af mikrobiologisk diagnostik i dyrlægers praksis
  • Optimering af antibiotikabehandling til mink
  • Optimering af bakterie- og svampeidentifikation samt typing med MALDI-TOF 
  • Optimering af antibiotikabehandling til mink
  • Vaccination af hunde mod Pseudomonas øreinfektion

Novel antimicrobial substances
Supervisor Rikke Heidemann Olsen

  • Nye antibiotiske stoffer – hvordan virker de?

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Antimicrobial resistance
Supervisor Professor MSO Luca Guardabassi

  • The role of dedA, wabN and galE in colistin resistance of Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • The effects of different β-lactam antibiotics on ESBL selection in pig fecal microbiota

Enzootiske og zoonotiske virus infektioner hos dyr
Supervisor Professor Lars Erik Larsen

  • Comparative study of influenza A virus infection in different animal species such as mink, swine and seals
  • Evolutionary dynamics of swine influenza A virus
  • Mass vaccination against PRRSV – is this good or bad? 
  • Characterization of Newcastle disease (ND) viruses from wild birds