Søren Saxmose Nielsen

Søren Saxmose Nielsen

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    Søren S. Nielsen was trained in veterinary medicine with a degree from The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL), Denmark, in 1998. Four years later, he earned his PhD based on studies relating to interpretation of diagnostic test information for bovine paratuberculosis. He gained the DVSc title based on studies used for design of the Danish control programme on paratuberculosis at University of Copenhagen in 2009.

    He is currently employed as Professor in Disease and Diagnostic Modelling at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, where he teaches epidemiology and performs research primarily focused on infectious diseases of production animals. This research has included a variety of project management tasks. He has worked primarily with issues on diagnosis, control and epidemiology of paratuberculosis. He designed the Danish control programme on paratuberculosis, which was successfully implemented in 2006. He has also published > 170 peer-reviewed articles in international scientific journals, along with more than 80 professional papers and numerous conference contributions. He currently serves as Chair of the Animal Health and Welfare Panel and as a member of the Scientific Committee in  the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), and the results of those efforts are published in 130+ international reports including guidance on methodology and development of legislation in the European Union.

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    Possible conflicts of interest

    Søren S. Nielsen collaborates with the Danish stakeholders in animal production, the pharmaceutical industry and animal welfare NGOs. The collaborations on occasion include direct collaboration in the veterinary consultancy unit or in research projects. Furthermore, the collaboration includes contact via the advisory committees, where the collaborators are members. Søren S. Nielsen acts in his function as employee at University of Copenhagen in these relations. He does not receive any renumeration from the collaborators.

    He also serves as a Chair of the Panel on Animal Health and Welfare and the Scientific Committee in the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), along with ad hoc working groups within EFSA. He receives a salary for these services according to EFSA’s Expert’s Compensation Guide. Declarations of Interest are made to, and approved by, the EFSA Management Board in that regard.

    Selected publications

    1. Published

      Assessment of listing and categorisation of animal diseases within the framework of the Animal Health Law (Regulation (EU) No 2016/429): paratuberculosis

      EFSA Panel on Animal Health and Welfare, More, S. J., Bøtner, A., Butterworth, A., Calistri, P., Depner, K., Edwards, S., Garin-Bastuji, B., Good, M., Gortazar Schmidt, C., Michel, V., Miranda, M. A., Nielsen, S. S., Raj, M., Sihvonen, L., Spoolder, H., Stegeman, J. A., Thulke, H-H., Velarde, A., Willeberg, P. & 8 others, Winckler, C., Baldinelli, F., Broglia, A., Zancanaro, G., Beltran-Beck, B., Kohnle, L., Morgado, J. & Bicout, D., 2017, In: E F S A Journal. 15, 7, 47 p., e04960.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

    2. Published

      Operation Paratuberkulose 2.0 – et nyt overvågningsprogram for kvæg

      Nielsen, Søren Saxmose, 2016, 58 p.

      Research output: Other contributionCommissioned

    3. Published

      Simulating the epidemiological and economic impact of paratuberculosis control actions in dairy cattle

      Kirkeby, Carsten, Græsbøll, K., Nielsen, Søren Saxmose, Christiansen, L. E., Toft, N., Rattenborg, E. & Halasa, T., 10 Oct 2016, In: Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 3, 13 p., 90.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    4. Published

      Dam's infection progress and within-herd prevalence as predictors of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis ELISA response in Danish Holstein cattle

      Nielsen, Søren Saxmose, Hansen, K. F., Kvist, L. & Kostoulas, P., 1 Mar 2016, In: Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 125, p. 54-58 5 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    5. Published

      Adaptive test schemes for control of paratuberculosis in dairy cows

      Kirkeby, Carsten, Græsbøll, K., Nielsen, Søren Saxmose, Christiansen, L. E., Toft, N. & Halasa, T., 1 Dec 2016, In: P L o S One. 11, 12, 13 p., e0167219.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    6. Published

      Developments in the Danish control programme on paratuberculosis 2006-2016

      Nielsen, Søren Saxmose, 12 Dec 2016, In: The Paratuberculosis Newsletter. 4, p. 19-22 4 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

    7. Published

      STARD-BLCM: Standards for the Reporting of Diagnostic accuracy studies that use Bayesian Latent Class Models

      Kostoulas, P., Nielsen, Søren Saxmose, Branscum, A. J., Johnson, W. O., Dendukuri, N., Dhand, N. K., Toft, N. & Gardner, I. A., 1 Mar 2017, In: Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 138, p. 37-47 11 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    8. Published

      Control and eradication of endemic infectious diseases in cattle

      Houe, Hans, Nielsen, Liza Rosenbaum & Nielsen, Søren Saxmose, 2014, London: College Publications. 169 p.

      Research output: Book/ReportBook

    9. Published

      Paratuberculosis in dairy cattle: epidemiological studies used for design of a control programme in Denmark

      Nielsen, Søren Saxmose, 2009, Department of Large Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen. 292 p.

      Research output: Book/ReportDoctoral thesis

    10. Published

      Transitions in diagnostic tests used for detection of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis infections in cattle

      Nielsen, Søren Saxmose, 2008, In: Veterinary Microbiology. 132, 3-4, p. 274-282 9 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    11. Published

      Modeling of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in farm bulk tank milk

      Okura, H., Nielsen, Søren Saxmose & Toft, N., 2012, Book of Abstracts of the 13th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics. Wageningen Academic Publishers, p. 132 1 p.

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference abstract in proceedingsResearch

    12. Published

      Dynamics of specific anti-Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis antibody response through age

      Nielsen, Søren Saxmose, Toft, N. & Okura, H., 2013, In: P L o S One. 8, 4, 6 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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