Ansat ved Veterinærinstituttet siden 1997.
Dyrlæge fra den Kongelige Veterinær- og Landbohøjskole (KVL)i 1996.
Ph.D. fra KVL i 2004.
Ansat ved sektion for fiskesygdomme i Århus siden 1997.
Ansvarlig for det diagnostiske arbejde i fiskesektionen, specielt med hovedvægten lagt på virologiske undersøgelser og undersøgelser for bakteriel nyresyge (BKD).
Færdiggjorte forskningsprojekter:
Ph.D. projekt: Viruses in wild European fishes and their significance for aquaculture, with special emphasis on viral haemorrhagic septicaemia.
FAIR CT 96-1594 (EU projekt): Rhabdoviruses in wild marine fish in European coastal waters: Characterisation and significance for Aquaculture.
Udvalgte publikationer:
Mortensen HF (pigenavn), Heuer OE, Lorenzen N, Otte L, & Olesen NJ (1999) Isolation of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus (VHSV) from wild marine fish species in the Baltic Sea, Kattegat, Skagerrak and the North Sea. Virus Research 63, 95-106
Skall HF, Mellergaard S & Olesen NJ (2000) Isolation of Birnavirus serogroup B in wild and aquacultured fish species. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists 20, 229-236
King JA, Snow M, Skall HF & Raynard RS (2001) Experimental susceptibility of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar and turbot Scopthtalmus maximus to European marine isolates of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 47, 25-31
Skall HF, Slierendrecht WJ, King JA & Olesen NJ (2004) Experimental infection of rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss with viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus isolates from European marine and farmed fishes. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 58, 99-110
Snow M, Bain N, Black J, Taupin V, Cunningham CO, King JA, Skall HF & Raynard RS (2004) Genetic population structure of marine viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus (VHSV) Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 61, 11-21
Skall HF, Kjær TE & Olesen NJ (2004) Investigation of wild caught whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus) for infection with viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus (VHSV) and challenge of whitefish with VHSV in laboratory settings. Journal of Fish Diseases 27, 401-408
Skall HF, Olesen NJ & Mellergaard S (2005) Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus in marine fishes - a review. Journal of Fish Diseases 28, 509-529
Skall HF, Olesen NJ & Mellergaard S (2005) Prevalence of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus in Danish marine fishes and its occurrence in new host species. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 66, 145-151
Halli-Raja M, Vehmas TK, Rimaila-Pärnänen, Sainmaa S, Skall HF, Olesen NJ &Tapiovaara H (2006) Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS) outbreaks in Finnish rainbow trout farms. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 72, 201-211



2000 - 2004 Ph.D. - The Royal Agricultural and Veterinary School, today Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen
1989 - 1996 Veterinarian - The Royal Agricultural and Veterinary School, today Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Academic grades

DVM, Ph.D.

Professional experience

1997 - Veterinarian (DTU Vet) - The National Veterinary Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Department for Poultry, Fish and Fur Animals


Danish, English

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Participation in EU projects.

Member of EFSA working group.

Employed at the Community Reference Laboratory for Fish Diseases.

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  • Diseases of Aquatic Organisms

    ISSNs: 0177-5103

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1616-1580

    Inter-Research, Germany

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  • Journal of Fish Diseases

    ISSNs: 0140-7775

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1365-2761

    Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., United Kingdom

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  • Dansk Veterinaertidsskrift

    ISSNs: 0106-6854, 0106-6854, 1902-3715

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1902-3715

    Den/Danske Dyrlaegeforening, Denmark

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