Anette Holm, Consultant, MD, PhD
+45 65 41 47 94
Hans Jørn Kolmos, Senior researcher
+45 6541 4795
Thøger Gorm Jensen, MD, PhD
+45 65 41 47 81
Michael Kemp, Consultant, MD, DMSc
+45 65 41 31 61
Flemming Schønning Rosenvinge, MD
+45 65 41 57 48
Marianne N. Skov, DVM, PhD, MPQM
+45 65 41 39 24
Thomas Emil Andersen, PhD Msc
+45 21 26 16 34
Ulrik Stenz Justesen, MD, associate professor, DMSc
+45 65 41 57 49
+ 45 65 41 47 84
The Department of Clinical Microbiology is a cross-disciplinary, clinical laboratory department at Odense University Hospital (OUH) which serves hospital departments at OUH (Odense University Hospital and Svendborg Hospital) as well as the primary health care sector with microbiological diagnostics and counselling, including infection control and hospital hygiene.
Main tasks of the Department:
to handle regional and highly specialised functions within clinical microbiology.
to diagnose infectious diseases on the basis of sample material from patients. For this purpose the Department uses microscopy, cultivation, mass spectrometry, PCR, DNA sequencing, antigen detection and serological examination for antibodies targeted at a number of micro-organisms.
to carry out resistance testing on isolated bacteria and fungi.
to offer clinical advice to departments and primary health care regarding diagnostics, prophylaxis and treatment of infectious diseases. The department is staffed with laboratory technicians until 9pm and has a physician on call day and night.
to carry out statutory registration, reporting and monitoring of infectious diseases.
to host the OUH organisation of infection control and hospital hygiene and thereby manage all aspects of infection control at OUH and in primary municipalities which have entered into health agreements with OUH on infection control.
to host the regional MRSA coordinating unit.
to contribute to rational consumption of antibiotics at hospital departments and in general practice.
to participate in basic training of laboratory technicians, in medical specialist training in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases and in specialist training for infection control nurses.
to conduct research within selected areas of the departments fields of interest.
The Department carries out about 400,000 annual analyses of patient samples. This production has been increasing in recent years by about 10% annually. We have more than 7,000 registered medical consultations per year.
Infection control and monitoring of infections
Registration of infections, including hospital-acquired infections
Infections associated with medical devices, including microbial adhesion
Staphylococcus aureus, including MRSA
Danish Observational Registry of Infectious Syndromes (DORIS)
Typing of bacteria
Antibiotic-resistance and treatment of infections
Antimicrobial activity of non-antibiotics
Antibiotic-resistance in clinically important microorganisms, including resistance mechanisms
Audit as a tool to rational use of antibiotics
Infection pathogenesis and diagnostics
Atherosclerosis as an infection/inflammatory disease
Recurrent urinary tract infection: the role of intracellular bacteria
Emerging infectious diseases
Faster and more precise characterization of microorganisms
Bacteria and fungi identified by mass spectrometry
Detection and characterisation of bacteria, fungi and virus by PCR and DNA sequencing, including whole genome sequencing.