Academic Research Staff, Academic employee FU
Rolighedsvej 26, 1958 Frederiksberg C
1996 – 2002 M.Sc. Food Science and Technology, Technical University, Lyngby, Denmark
2010 - up to now Post Doc at FOOD/KU
2002 – 2010 Research assistant and PhD student at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen (FOOD/KU). PhD project was a part of Danish Strategic Research project “Associations between the diet, the composition of microbiota of the intestinal tract, human health and wellbeing”.
Qualifications: Main scientific areas: probiotic bacteria, pathogenic bacteria, bacterial and host-bacterial interactions, intestinal microbiota, phenotypic and genotypic bacterial characterization, metagenomic and transcriptomic studies, dairy fermentations.
Main research projects
2015 – up to now: Bioactive components from by-products of food processing used in a synbiotic approach for improving human health and well-being (BioSyn) - Brazilian-Danish Strategic Research Cooperation within Food Science.
2002 – 2014: (a) Diversity and dynamic of the human gastrointestinal microbiota as affected by probiotic bacteria and chronic low grade inflammation; (b) Probiotic bacteria, interactions with the cellular immune system and beneficial effects on the immune status in newborn children; (c) Towards the optimization of probiotic foods: Identification of microbial adhesion proteins using convergent evolution and phage display; (d) GeneQuant – Virulence potential of Listeria monocytogenes in cheese; (e) Early events in L. lactis as a measure of starter culture activity; (f) Screening of potential probiotic Bacillus strains for use in animal production