Transmission mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and bacterial strains

Resistance of bacteria against antibiotics is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. New resistance mechanisms are emerging and spreading globally. Drugs that were once lifesavers are now useless and the treatment of many infectious diseases is becoming harder, and sometimes even impossible. With a lack in the development of novel antibiotics, the conservation of existing ones is crucial. Using molecular epidemiological approaches and several molecular typing and sequencing technologies, we study the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) microorganisms and their mobile genetic elements. Such surveillance of AMR is of crucial importance in order to detect resistant strains of public health importance at an early stage and support the timely notification and investigation of outbreaks.

Role in infection control within and between medical care institutions

Molecular epidemiology of antimicrobial resistant bacteria and mobile genetic elements

Public Health and sexually transmitted diseases