Graduate Programmes Molecular Bacteriology and Infection – University of Copenhagen

Our department

The graduate school ”Molecular Bacteriology and Infection” is part of the sections Clinical Veterinary Microbiology and Food Safety & Zoonoses at Department of Veterinary Disease Biology. The research areas include food microbiology, food safety and hygiene in developing countries, veterinary bacteriology/mycology, poultry diseases and bioinformatics, all covered by professorships.

Our research

Common research topics include population genetics of food, veterinary and public health relevant pathogens, mainly bacteria; factors responsible for pathogen occurrence and transmission along the food chain; molecular studies of factors important for the ability of pathogenic bacteria to colonize, survive and persistence in production systems and in animals and for the ability to cause disease.

Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is a cross cutting focus area, both from a veterinary clinical point of view and from a public health perspective. One of the section’s key competencies is the ability to perform genetic manipulation on a long list of pathogenic bacteria and to test the mutants characteristics in food models as well as in experimental animal models.