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Martin Frederik Laursen

Senior Reseacher, PhD

  • Kemitorvet, 202, 1206

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby

    Denmark

20112021

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Basic and molecular microbiology: Culturing aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, isolation and characterization of gut bacteria, in vitro growth assays, microscopy, DNA/RNA extraction, primer design/validation, PCR, qPCR, RT-qPCR, molecular cloning, restriction enzyme analysis, transcriptomics, next generation sequencing (whole genome, transcriptome and 16S rRNA amplicon based).

Bioinformatics, data analysis and statistics: Genome assembly, transcriptome analysis, 16S rRNA amplicon sequence analysis. Data analysis, uni- and multivariate statistics and data-visualization of microbiome data. Data integration of complex human cohort study data on microbiome, dietary patterns, anthropometrical data, health parameters and environmental factors.

Laboratory animal experimentation: Design and management of animal experiments in conventional and/or germ free/gnotobiotic mice, investigating bacterial colonization, influence of HMOs/prebiotics, bacterial in vivo metabolism, in vivo production of therapeutics via engineered probiotics, impact of gut microbes on immune function and disease models of inflammatory bowel diseases.

Infant gut microbiome: Expert knowledge on the factors that influence the development of the infant gut microbiota, through many years of work with multidisciplinary data analysis from separate infant cohort/intervention studies and very strong literature knowledge within the field.

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Language Skills:
Danish (native), English (fluent)

Expertise related to UN SDGs

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

Bioteknologi, Denmarks Tekniske Universitet

20102013

Biotechnology, Technical University of Denmark

20102013

Teknisk Biomedicin, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

20072010

Technical Biomedicine, Technical University of Denmark

20072010

External positions

Research Assistent, Technical University of Denmark

2013

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