Sünje Johanna Pamp

Sünje Johanna Pamp

Associate Professor


Building: 204, 103

2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Phone: 35886354

Microbial Ecology and Infectious Diseases

     We are host to a remarkable diversity of microbes that are key to our health and well-being, but the microbiome of humans and animals can also be the source of infectious diseases and contribute to a variety of complex diseases.

     My research aims at unraveling the mechanisms by which microorganisms adapt, evolve, and interact in space and time – from the perspective of single cells to complex host-associated microbial communities.

     We integrate approaches from genomics, microbial ecology, evolution, classical & molecular microbiology, and clinical & veterinary medicine to provide insight and solutions related to the following areas:

  • Biogeography of Pathogens
  • Microbe-Microbe Interactions
  • Microbe-Host Immune System Interactions
  • Antimicrobial Resistance and Tolerance
  • Beneficial Functions of the Microbiota
  • Structure and Function of Microbial Communities (Biofilms)
  • Precision Medicine (Personalized Medicine)

     Through interdisciplinary approaches our research has already revealed the identity and predicted function of important uncultivated members of human and animal microbiomes (e.g. Segmented Filamentous Bacteria) and their impact on host immune system maturation, provided a first insight into microbial 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.

     The ultimate goal is to provide better preventive and control strategies against microbial infections and complex microbial diseases to the benefit of society.


     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

2015 - pres Associate Professor - Technical University of Denmark
2001 - 2001 Research Intern - Robert Koch Institute (GER)
2001 - 2002 Researcher - University of Copenhagen (DK)
2008 - 2003 Postdoc - Stanford University School of Medicine (USA)
2013 - 2014 Research Associate - Stanford University School of Medicine & PAVIR (USA)
2014 - 2015 Senior Researcher - Technical University of Denmark


English, Danish, German

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  • F E M S Immunology and Medical Microbiology

    ISSNs: 0928-8244

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2049-632X

    Wiley-Blackwell, United Kingdom

    BFI (2012): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.15 SJR 0.996 SNIP 0.564, Web of Science (2020): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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  • Journal of Bacteriology

    ISSNs: 0021-9193

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1067-8832

    American Society for Microbiology, United States

    BFI (2020): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.82 SJR 1.841 SNIP 0.875, Web of Science (2020): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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  • Cell

    ISSNs: 0092-8674

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1097-4172

    Cell Press, United States

    BFI (2020): BFI-level 3, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 24.38 SJR 25.976 SNIP 6.57, Web of Science (2020): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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