• Kemitorvet, 204, R138

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby

  • Kemitorvet, 204, 117

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby



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Researcher in the spread of disease (epidemiology) between animals and humans (zoonoses). Current inves working area: risk factors for Campylobacter in ecological and freerange broilers and potential methods of intervention.


Research experience

Epidemiological research has included viruses (Bovine Herpesvirus-1, Hepatitis E), bacteria (Coxiella burnetii, Leptospira, Persistent Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus) and parasites (Ascaris, Cryptosporidium, Echinococcus, Eimeria, Dirofilaria repens, Neospora caninum, Toxocara, Toxoplasma gondii, Trichinella).

The work has also included studies of the host's immune response to the infection (cytokines and acute phase proteins), EU work on the prioritization of food-borne parasites and intervention studies.

Author of 49 peer-reviewed published articles in international refereed journals (1/12-2020); 18 as first author and 11 as last author. 

Capacity building / Teaching

Have been responsible for veterinary parasitology in Estonia. 

Taught parasitic zoonoses in Erasmus program.

Supervised 2 international Ph.d.'s and several research projects of veterinary students.

President and board member of the Scandinavian-Baltic Society for Parasitology 2009-2015.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Veterinary Medicine and Food Science, Parasitology

Award Date: 17 Dec 2009

Master of Science (Cand. Scient.), Biochemistry

Award Date: 17 May 2004


  • User defined:
  • Zoonosis epidemiology
  • Foodborne zoonoses
  • Campylobacter in chickens
  • Parasitology
  • Veterinary Epidemiology


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