PhD thesis

Biofluid proteome profiling of perinatal infectious diseases in preterm neonates

PhD student: Tik Muk, e-mail:
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Comparative Pediatrics and Nutrition
Thesis defended: February 2020

Perinatal infectious diseases, such as chorioamnionitis (CA) and neonatal sepsis, remain a major cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality, especially for the preterm infant population. Read more

Gut and systemic immune responses to prenatal inflammation in preterm neonates

Ph.D student: Shuqiang Ren, email:
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Comparative Pediatrics and Nutrition
Status: Defended February 2020

The immature functions of the organs and immune system of preterm infants predispose them to gut and immune disorders. Growth and developmental delays in preterm neonates may affect various organ systems differently at the term-corrected age. Read more

Genomic Epidemiology and Aquatic Reservoirs of the Seventh Pandemic Vibrio cholerae in Tanzania
PhD student: Yaovi Mahuton Gildas Hounmanou,
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Section of Food Safety and Zoonosis
Status: Defended 19 December 2019

With the currently available scientific knowledge and tools to guide prevention and treatment, every death due to cholera can be avoided. Cholera, however, continues to take a heavy toll in developing countries especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, where it has become recurrent for the past forty years favored by poverty, poor hygiene and the vulnerability of populations living around lakes and those affected by conflicts or natural disasters.
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Antimicrobial-induced plasmid-transfer in Escherichia coli

PhD student: Gang Liu,,
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Section for Veterinary Clinical Microbiology
Status: Defended 18 December 2019

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious threat to human and animal health, and it is projected that by the year 2050 more people will die due to infections with AMR bacteria than cancer, if we do not find ways to prevent development and spread of AMR.
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Genetic diversity and antimicrobial resistance in commensal Escherichia coli from pigs and broiler chickens
PhD student: Shahana Ahmed,
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Section of Veterinary Clinical Microbiology
Status: Defended 28 November 2019

Escherichia coli is an important part of the gut flora of all warm-blooded vertebrates. So far research has focused on the few types of E. coli that cause disease, while the large group of harmless, commensal E. coli has been neglected.
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Fasciolosis in Danish dairy cattle: epidemiology, diagnostics, impact and aspects of control (Fasciolose hos dansk malkekvæg: epidemiologi, diagnostik, betydning og kontrol)
Ph.d.-student: Nao Takeuchi-Storm,
Status: Forsvaret 22. marts 2019

Den store leverikte, på latin Fasciola hepatica, er en parasitisk fladorm (ikte), som inficerer drøvtyggere og flere andre pattedyr, inklusive mennesket.
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