The purpose of this project is to design strategies for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in humans and animals.
Pathogens are increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics and in some cases there are no antibiotics available anymore to treat a certain infection - causing a substantial health and economic burden to society. Novel compounds and strategies are required to treat infectious diseases more sustainably. Several projects are available in our group in this area. You may benefit from participating in the course “Fighting Infectious Diseases (23205)”.
A combination of different strategies is required to prevent and treat infectious diseases in Denmark and on a global scale. You can select a project touching upon the following areas, or propose your own project.
• Pathogen transmission & surveillance
• Antimicrobial resistance transmission & surveillance
• Drug discovery
• Computational approaches for ‘big data’ analysis
• Targeted and combined treatment
• Microbial interactions and Ecological approaches.
You will be part of a team that includes clinicians, veterinarians, molecular biologists and bioinformaticians. Techniques can include DNA extraction, PCR, creating metagenomic libraries, Next-generation sequencing (incl. Nanopore sequencing), classical microbiological techniques, DNA sequence analyses, and other.
Overall, the main research areas of our group are: the microbiome, genomics, infectious diseases, novel antimicrobials, antibiotic resistance, microbial ecology, microbial interactions, evolution, microbiology, molecular biology, single-cell analysis, epidemiology and global surveillance.
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