Sünje Johanna Pamp

Sünje Johanna Pamp

Senior researcher

Henrik Dams Alle, Building 204, Room 066

2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Mobile: +45 35 88 63 54

Microbial Ecology and the Microbiome


Sünje J. Pamp, PhD, is Senior Researcher at the National Food Institute, DTU. The focus of her research is to understand the interactions between pathogens, the microbiota and the host to facilitate the design of novel therapeutic strategies to prevent and treat infectious diseases in humans and animals more sustainably.


Her research integrates theories and methods from genomics, microbial ecology, evolution, classical & molecular microbiology, and clinical & veterinary medicine to provide insight into:

  • Biogeography of Pathogens
  • Microbe-Microbe Interactions
  • Microbe-Host Interactions
  • Antimicrobial Resistance and Tolerance
  • Beneficial Functions of the Microbiota


Through interdisciplinary approaches her research has revealed the identity and predicted function of uncultivated members of human and animal microbiomes (e.g. Segmented Filamentous Bacteria), provided insight into interactions of opportunistic pathogens (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa), and led to a strategy for specifically targeting physiologically distinct microbial subpopulations resulting in a successful combined antimicrobial treatment strategy.


By harnessing the natural beneficial features of the microbiome her research will facilitate the design of novel therapeutic solutions against opportunistic pathogens, such as Staphylococcus aureus.


If you are interested in joining us for a PhD or Postdoc research project, please contact us. We also welcome students for Bachelor and Master thesis projects.



1998 - 2000 Biology (Intermediate diploma degree) - University of Rostock (GER)
2000 - 2003 MSc in Biology (Microbiology, Genetics, Virology) - Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University of Greifswald (GER)
2004 - 2007 PhD in Biotechnology (Biomedical Microbiology) - Technical University of Denmark (DK)

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Professional experience

2001 - 2001 Research Intern - Robert Koch Institute (GER)
2001 - 2002 Researcher - University of Copenhagen (DK)
2008 - 2013 Postdoc - Stanford University School of Medicine (USA)
2013 - 2014 Research Associate - Stanford University School of Medicine & PAIRE (USA)


English, Danish, German

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  • F E M S Immunology and Medical Microbiology

    ISSNs: 0928-8244

    Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., United Kingdom

    FI (2012): 1, ISI indexed (2012): yes

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  • Journal of Bacteriology

    ISSNs: 0021-9193

    American Society for Microbiology, United States

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

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  • Cell

    ISSNs: 0092-8674, 00928674

    Cell Press, United States

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

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