Staff of the Department of Food Science – University of Copenhagen

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Susanne Knøchel

Susanne Knøchel

Professor

  • Microbiology and Fermentation

    Rolighedsvej 30

    1958 Frederiksberg C

    Phone: +45 35 33 32 58

Professor and Section Head, Food Microbiology 

Primary fields of research

  • Food- and waterborne bacteria important for human health or food quality.
  • Microbial ecology of foods.
  • Predicting the growth, stress response and survival of microorganisms.
  • Cross-resistance phenomena in foodborne bacteria and the implications for food preservation.
  • Interactions between starter cultures and foodborne pathogens.
  • Food preservation technologies, HACCP and risk assessment.
  • Use of genomics, proteomics and metabolomics for the study of physiological responses to preservation.
  • Developments in hygiene and sanitation in the food and health sector.
  • Biofilm and adhesion mechanisms.
  • Hygiene and disinfection in food production and food service.
  • Hygienic reuse of water.

Teaching

  • Responsible for the international MSc course “Safety in the Food Chain” at University of Copenhagen
  • Responsible for the development, planning, administration and teaching of the course in “Hygiene and Sanitation” (7.5 ECTS)
  • Responsible for the development, planning, administration and teaching of the course in “Control of Foodborne Microorganisms” (7,5 ECTS)

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