Dorte Lau Baggesen

Dorte Lau Baggesen

Head of Division

Mørkhøj Bygade 19, Building D, Room 111

2860 Søborg

Denmark

Phone: 35886207

Mobile: 25477848

Fax: 35887028

Division of Food Microbiology at the National Food Institute is divided into a division management team and three research groups:  Diagnostic Engineering, Microbial Food Safety and Intestinal Microbial Ecology.


As Head of division I am together with the leader of the management team, responsible for the overall administration and management of the activities within the division.

My main topics of research and advisory include diagnostic, monitoring and control of foodborne pathogens including epidemiological typing of these organisms:

Trace back of microorganism causing human disease eg. human outbreaks to animal and food production.

Monitoring and control of zoonotic organisms in the primarily food animal production especially pig and cattle production.

Risk assessment in relation to animal waste and animal by-products.

Risk assessment in relation of contamination of vegetable production by human pathogens.

Evaluation of food safety aspects in relation to organic food production.
 

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Academic grades

PhD

Doctor of Veterinary Medicin (DVM)

Professional experience

1988 - 2003 Research assistant, research scientist, and senior research scientist - National Veterinary Laboratory
2004 - Deputy head of department and senior research scientist - National Food Institute, Department of Microbiology and Risk Assessment

Expertise

Department of Microbiology and Risk Assessment at the National Food Institute are divided in a department management and seven groups: the ZoonosisLab and the Zoonosis Centre and five research groups: Antimicrobial resistance, Molecular diagnostics, Gut microbiology, Food Hygiene and Epidemiology and risk modelling.

As deputy head I am, together with the head of the department, responsible for the overall administration and management of the activities within the department. My main topics of research and advisory include diagnostic, monitoring and control of foodborne pathogens including epidemiological typing of these organisms:

Trace back of microorganism causing human disease eg. human outbreaks to animal and food production.

Monitoring and control of zoonotic organisms in the primarily food animal production especially pig and cattle production.

Risk assessment in relation to animal waste and animal by-products.

Risk assessment in relation of contamination of vegetable production by human pathogens.

Evaluation of food safety aspects in relation to organic food production.

Other information

Veterinary and food microbiologist, responsible for the national reference laboratory on salmonella and other food borne pathogens, quality assurance, experience in molecular epidemiology, laboratory-based food borne disease surveillance and outbreak detection and response.

Advising to governmental and EU institution (EFSA) and to private companies.

Member of the steering committee of the Danish research Centre for Organic Food and Farming (2003 – 2008). Member of the National Committee of the International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS), (2008 - ).

Member of EFSA working groups in the area of salmonella in pig production, biogas, compost and heat treatment of manure.

Member of national committees on surveillance and control of Salmonella in primary animal production (pig and cattle).


Recent projects:
Wildlife as a source of salmonella infection in food-animal production (project leader, 2000-2003)

Investigation of the bacterial infection risk associated with outdoor organic pig production, with special reference to Salmonella and Campylobacter (project leader, 2002 – 2005)

Characterization of risk on infection in relation to separation of slurry (project leader, 2003-2005)

Characterization of risk of spread of antimicrobial resistance in relation to separation of slurry (project leader, 2003-2005)

Campylobacter, reduction of Campylobacter in broilers by bacteriophage–intervention (project leader, 2003-2005 + 2005-2007)

The future biogas plant – interaction between slurry separation and biogas production (participant, 2004-2006)

Reform of the Food Inspection and Food Chain Laboratories in Jordan (Short term expert, 2005-2007)
Quality and Integrity of Organic Eggs, Chicken Meat and Pork (participant, 2006-2009)

Development of risk based surveillance of Salmonella Dublin in cattle herds (participant, 2007-2010)

Risk and Recommendations Regarding Human Pathogens in Organic Vegetable Production Chains – “PathOrganic” (participant, 2007-2010)
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  • Journal of Applied Microbiology

    ISSNs: 1364-5072, 13645072

    ISSNs (Electronic): 0266-825

    Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., United Kingdom

    ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 1

    Central database

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  • Epidemiology and Infection

    ISSNs: 0950-2688, 09502688

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1469-4409

    Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom

    ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 1

    Central database

    Journal

  • Veterinary Microbiology

    ISSNs: 0378-1135, 03781135

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1873-2542

    Elsevier BV, Netherlands

    ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 2

    Central database

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