Micro-organisms continuously confront mankind with unprecedented challenges. Novel or altered micro-organisms can cause epidemics or even pandemics, whereas exposure to antimicrobial drugs fuels the development of antimicrobial resistance among micro-organisms.
Early detection of pathogens, their transmission dynamics and antimicrobial susceptibility as well as the importance of host-microbial interactions are key research themes. Driven by technical innovations and close interactions with clinical departments and the municipal health service, research within our department spans the entire spectrum of fundamental to applied research. The research is divided in 4 themes that are embedded in the School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism (NUTRIM) and the Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI).
- The Human Microbiome
- Transmission mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and bacterial strains
- Public Health and sexually transmitted diseases