Henrik Christensen

Henrik Christensen

Associate Professor

Member of:


    ◊ Text book: Introduction to Bioinformatics for Microbiology published. 2nd published. German translation. 

    ◊ Online tool for MLST and capsular typing.

    ◊ Minimal standards for use of whole genomic sequencing in taxonomy 


    Primary fields of research

    Research activities:

    > Microbiota, 16S rRNA amplicon, metagenomics

    > Population genetics and population genomics of bacteria

    > Pathogenic bacteria in poultry

    > Bacterial systematics and taxonomy

    > PasteurellaceaeRodentibacterActinobacillus, Gallibacterium, Mannheimia

    > Serotyping Pasteurella multocida (PCR, whole genomic)

    > Probiotics


    Teaching activities:

    > Bioinformatics in veterinary microbiology at MSc and PhD levels

    > Bacterial diagnostisc and typing

    > Fungi veterinary importance


    International societies:

    > Vice chair Judicial Commission of ICSP

    > Chair of ICSP Subcommitee on Pasteurellaceae 

    > Associate editor of Avian Pathology, IJSEM 

    reviewer board Avian Diseases

    Editor-in-chief Veterinary Microbiology

    > Member of Judicial Commission of ICSP (2018-)

    > Member of ICSP (co-opted)

    > Member of EFSA FEED panel and microbiological working group (2018 -)


    Possible conflicts of interests:

    Collaborates with different branches of animal production and biotech industry in different countries including Denmark. This work occationally include externally funded projects. The representatives from the companies are occationally partners in the projects or serve as advisors to the projects. In all these relations I act as an employee of the University of Copenhagen and do not receive any renumeration from the external partners. 

    I work as scientific expert for EFSA as a menber of the FEEDAP panel ( - 2024) and as member of the FEED microbiology group. I receive a salary for this work from EFSA. My DOI is published at the EFSA website: https://ess.efsa.europa.eu/doi/doiweb/doisearch/panel/FEED/wg/684416

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