• Universitetsvej 1, 28A.1

    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

20042019
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Research

My research aims to find new ways to prevent and cure important bacterial infections. To this end, I study the molecular mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions and host-adaptation of bacterial infections to identify novel virulence mechanism and develop these into suitable antimicrobial targets. I am particularly interested in elucidating the molecular mechanisms of the link between pathogen in vivo metabolism and virulence, and how metabolic status affects disease progression, with a potential for identifying novel pathogen-specific targets for treatment of bacterial infections. To this end, I am employing the human pathogen Salmonella Typhimurium as a model for both intestinal and systemic infections of a mouse model. In relation to this, I have in recent studies, characterized the essential metabolic capacity of Salmonella for successful infections and identified several metabolic pathways that are essential for virulence of Salmonella. In a current study, I have isolated a strain of Salmonella that has adapted to the systemic environment during persistent infections. Using Whole Genome Sequencing, I have identified novel metabolic enzymes that are essential for chronic Salmonella infections.

 

Research

Inhibition of Salmonella Biofilm Formation during pig-production to eliminate Salmonella colonization.

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Research Output 2004 2019

  • 21 Journal article
  • 4 Conference abstract for conference
  • 1 Review

Resistance to piperacillin/tazobactam in Escherichia coli resulting from extensive IS26-associated gene amplification of blaTEM-1

Hansen, K. H., Andreasen, M. R., Pedersen, M. S., Westh, H., Jelsbak, L. & Schønning, K., 2019, In : Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 74, 11, p. 3179-3183

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

The SPI-19 encoded type-six secretion-systems (T6SS) of Salmonella enterica serovars Gallinarum and Dublin play different roles during infection

Schroll, C., Huang, K., Ahmed, S., Kristensen, B. M., Pors, S. E., Jelsbak, L., Lemire, S., Thomsen, L. E., Christensen, J. P., Jensen, P. R. & Olsen, J. E., 2019, In : Veterinary Microbiology. 230, p. 23-31 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Extensive IS26 mediated gene duplication of blaTEM-1 as a cause of resistance to piperacillin-tazobactam in Escherichia coli

Jelsbak, L., Andreasen, M. R., Hansen, K. H., Pedersen, M. S., Schønning, K., Westh, H., Hansen, T. A. & Pedersen, M., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearch

Isolation and characterization of macrophage adapted Salmonella Typhimurium persister clones

Jelsbak, L., Sørensen, M. M., Lind Lauridsen, K., Skovgaard, O. & Nybo Othendal Nielsen, M., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearch

Projects 2013 2018