• Kemitorvet, 204, 102

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby



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Foodborne diseases are an important cause of human illness worldwide. Humans acquire these infections from a variety of sources and routes of transmission.

Several control programs have been implemented both international and in the Denmark, with the aim to monitor and control the occurrence of foodborne zoonoses along the whole food production chain, from primary production, through slaughtering, processing and retail, to consumption.

Throughout my career, m y research has been focused on issues related to monitoring and prevention of endemic diseases/ antimicrobial usage in animals and zoonotic infections. During my career, I have gained experience in designing observational research studies.  Further I have implemented and applied advanced statistical and mathematical methods in a risk assessment context and in relation to surveillance of pathogens in the food production chain. I have cooperate with colleagues on projects focusing on the development of diagnostic tests, and thereby obtained experiences in evaluation the performance of diagnostic tests utilized in surveillance of infections.

External positions

DTU FOOD, Associated professor

2008 → …

DTU VET, Scientist/senior scientist


Copenhagen University, PhD student



  • User defined:
  • Zoonosis epidemiology
  • Biostatistic methods
  • Risk assessment

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Research Output

Predicting effects of changed antimicrobial usage on the abundance of antimicrobial resistance genes in finisher’ gut microbiomes

Dalhoff Andersen, V., Møller Aarestrup, F., Munk, P., Stengaard Jensen, M., de Knegt, L., Bortolaia, V., nudsen, B. E., Lukjancenko, O., Birkegård, A. C. & Vigre, H., 2020, In : Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 174, 10 p., 104853.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
316 Downloads (Pure)

Global monitoring of antimicrobial resistance based on metagenomics analyses of urban sewage

Hendriksen, R. S., Munk, P., Njage, P. M. K., van Bunnik, B., McNally, L., Lukjancenko, O., Röder, T., Nieuwenhuijse, D., Karlsmose Pedersen, S., Kjeldgaard, J. S., Kaas, R. S., Clausen, P. T. L. C., Vogt, J. K., Leekitcharoenphon, P., van de Schans, M. G. M., Zuidema, T., de Roda Husman, A. M., Rasmussen, S., Petersen, B., Global, S. S. P. C. & 14 others, Amid, C., Cochrane, G., Sicheritz-Pontén, T., Schmitt, H., Alvarez, J. R. M., Aidara-Kane, A., Pamp, S. J., Lund, O., Hald, T., Woolhouse, M., Koopmans, M. P., Vigre, H., Petersen, T. N. & Aarestrup, F. M., 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 12 p., 1124.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
381 Downloads (Pure)

Abundance and diversity of the faecal resistome in slaughter pigs and broilers in nine European countries

Munk, P., Knudsen, B. E., Lukjacenko, O., Duarte, A. S. R., Van Gompel, L., Luiken, R. E. C., Smit, L. A. M., Schmitt, H., Garcia, A. D., Hansen, R. B., Petersen, T. N., Bossers, A., Ruppé, E., Graveland, H., van Essen, A., Gonzalez-Zorn, B., Moyano, G., Sanders, P., Chauvin, C., David, J. & 21 others, Battisti, A., Caprioli, A., Dewulf, J., Blaha, T., Wadepohl, K., Brandt, M., Wasyl, D., Skarzyńska, M., Zajac, M., Daskalov, H., Saatkamp, H. W., Stärk, K. D. C., Lund, O., Hald, T., Pamp, S. J., Vigre, H., Heederik, D., Wagenaar, J. A., Mevius, D., Møller Aarestrup, F. & EFFORT Group, 1 Aug 2018, In : Nature Microbiology. 3, 8, p. 898-908

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
493 Downloads (Pure)

Proficiency of WHO Global Foodborne Infections Network External Quality Assurance System participants in the identification and susceptibility testing of thermo-tolerant Campylobacter spp. from 2003-2012

Karlsmose Pedersen, S., Wagenaar, J. A., Vigre, H., Roer, L., Mikoleit, M., Aidara-Kane, A., Cawthorne, A. L., Aarestrup, F. M. & Hendriksen, R. S., 2018, In : Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 56, 11, 9 p., e01066-18.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
314 Downloads (Pure)


Detection of Pathogens and Antimicrobial Resistance in Microbiomes

Poulsen, C. S., Aarestrup, F. M., Kaas, R. S., Pamp, S. J., Vigre, H., Gilbert, M. T. P. & Höper, D.

Samfinansieret - Andet


Project: PhD

Veterinary Epidemiology - biological models of vector borne diseases

Haider, N., Bødker, R., Kjær, L. J., Toft, N., Vigre, H., Lindström, A. Å. & Mortensen, S.

Offentlig finansiering


Project: PhD

The epidemiology of zoonotic antimicrobial resistance in animal production

Dalhoff Andersen, V., Vigre, H., Agersø, Y., de Knegt, L., Hald, T., Dalsgaard, A. & Emanuelson, U.

Offentlig finansiering


Project: PhD


TEACH FOOD -Developing a teacher's community of practice

Lene Duedahl-Olesen (Speaker), , Håkan Vigre (Other), , Lars Bogø Jensen (Other), & Pernille Hammar Andersson (Other)

23 May 201724 May 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


TEACH FOOD seminars

Lene Duedahl-Olesen (Organizer), , Lars Bogø Jensen (Organizer), & Håkan Vigre (Organizer)

Mar 2016 → …

Activity: Attending an eventParticipating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.

Owusu Amponsah

Håkan Vigre (Host)

1 Apr 201621 Jun 2016

Activity: Hosting a guest lecturer

Better Training Safer Food

Håkan Vigre (Organizer)

4 May 20158 May 2015

Activity: Attending an eventParticipating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.

Head of assessment committee

Håkan Vigre (Internal examiner)

3 Dec 2015

Activity: Examinations and supervisionExamination

Press / Media

Nye resistensundersøgelser på vej

Håkan Vigre


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media