Universitetsparken 15, 2100 København Ø
I am a Postdoc at the Section of Microbiology, University of Copenhagen. My research focuses on the social lives of microbes, biofilms, and polymicrobial infections. We utilize in vitro and in vivo models combined with molecular techniques to study microbial ecology & evolution, virulence, and biofilms. I am particularly interested in social behaviors (i.e. cooperation and competition) that occur on an intra- and inter-species level during infection. So far I have focused on diabetic chronic wounds, burn/trauma injuries, and abscesses involving Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, or Streptococcus gordonii, as a system for understanding how environmental complexity and social evolution theories influence the course of infection.
In addition to this, my current research in collaboration with COPSAC (Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood) focuses on understanding how the microbiome during early life is influenced by factors such as delivery mode, presence of older sibling in household, pets, living environment, and antibiotic consumption; and how these factors associate with microbiome maturation and the risk of developing asthma, eczema and allergy later in life.