Karl Pedersen

Karl Pedersen

Professor

Bülowsvej 27

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1870 Frederiksberg C

Denmark

Phone: 35886201

Mobile: 21194893

I'm educated as a veterinarian in 1985 with a PhD in Veterinary Microbiology from 1991 and a doctoral degree in Veterinay Medicine from 2000. Since October 2013, I have been employed as Professor in Veterinary Bacteriology at DTU National Veterinary Institute.

As Professor in Veterinary Bacteriology I have a very broad work field, which in principle includes all animal species and the bacteria that are associated with them. Over the years, I have worked with infectious diseases and zoonoses associated with pigs, cattle, mink, poultry, companion animals, fish, reptiles, and wildlife.

I have worked with many different bacteria, which can cause diseases in animals, but Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Vibrio are some of those that I am most familiar with.

An important focus area has now become antimicrobial resistance in veterinary pathogens and zoonotic bacteria. The antimicrobial threat is a one-health issue that has come to stay and keep us busy in the years to come.

Another focus area is microbial ecology, i.e. the study of complex microbial societies such as the intestinal microflora. What stabilizes the natural microflora is important for animal (and human) health and may be alternatives to antibiotics.

It is an exciting and meaningful task to work together with industry partners, authorities and the scientific society to explore and hopefully solve problems of importance for animal health and welfare and of socioeconomic significance.

My research group in Section for Bacteriology and Pathology are working with both conventional culture based methods and molecula techniques including PCR and sequencing, and we realize that we in the future will increasingly have to turn to molecular technologies.

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Education

1987 - 1990 PhD - Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen
1979 - 1985 Veterinary medicine - Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen

Academic grades

DVM

PhD

DVSc

Expertise

Microbiology Infectious diseases in animals Zoonoses Fish diseases

International experience

Has been partner in various EU research projects and concerted actions. Has been on study and research stay in Scotland, Norway and Belgium
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  • Journal of Applied Microbiology

    ISSNs: 1364-5072, 1364-5072

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 0266-8254

    Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., United Kingdom

    ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, BFI (2015): BFI-level 1

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  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology

    ISSNs: 0099-2240, 0099-2240

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1070-6291

    American Society for Microbiology, United States

    ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, BFI (2015): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2015): 1.891 1.308

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  • Veterinary Microbiology

    ISSNs: 0378-1135, 0378-1135

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1873-2542

    Elsevier BV, Netherlands

    ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, BFI (2015): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2015): 1.381 1.123

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