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Research fields: Applied bioinformatics, Molecular evolution, Bacterial systematics, Population biology, Poultry bacteria, Microbial ecology

Stintino, Sardinia, Italy

Henrik Christensen is associate professor in population genomics and bioinformatics at the Department of Veterinary Animal Science, University of Copenhagen. He holds MSc (biology), PhD and Dr. med. vet. degrees from the University of Copenhagen. He is in charge of projects investigating the transmission of populations of Escherichia coli and other opportunistic pathogens in poultry production. His hypothesis is that high risk populations of E. coli can be identified and prevented. The mission is to manipulate the chicken's microbiota to the benefit of birds health, human health and farmers economy. Special honour: ChristensenellaChristensenellaceae.

Investigations of the taxonomy of members of Pasteurellaceae have been carried on since the late 1990es. Current projects involve taxa of Pasteurellaceae infecting and colonizing rodents in particular laboratory animals as well as taxa isolated from birds. 

He is associate editor of Avian Pathology and on the editorial advisory board of  Veterinary Microbiology and chair of the Subcommittee on taxonomy of Pasteurellaceae. and member of the ICSP Judicial Commission and member of Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP). Guest editor of Bergey's Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria

Current research includes investigation of the metagenome and - proteome of opportunistic pathogenic bacteria in large animal populations aiming at new strategies to prevent disease.

He has published more than 180 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals. 

Pasteurella multocida (mucoid colony type)

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