Postal address

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Children´s and Women´s Health Norwegian University of Science and Technology Postboks 8905 7491 Trondheim Norway

Background and activities

I study why some bacteria cause severe infection while other bacteria cause only mild or no disease, mainly focusing on diarrhea-associated E. coli.

Diarrhoea associated E. coli (DEC). Role of DEC in diarrhoea in children, and search for genetic factors associated with severity of disease. Collaboration with prof. Finn Drabløs, NTNU, researchers Lin Brandal, Bjørn Arne Lindstedt, and Dr. Astrid Wester, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Ass. prof. David Ussery, Denmark Technical University and Mr Flemming Scheutz, Statens Serum Institut. Main supervisor for phd candidate Kjersti Haugum.  

Group B streptococcal (GBS) infection. Epidemiological studies of GBS colonization in pregnant women in Nepal and Zimbabwe, and the role of GBS in neonatal sepsis (Nepal). Collaboration with MSc Surendra Madhup, Dhulikhel Hospital and Kathmandu School of Medical Sciences. Main supervisor for phd candidate Nabin Thakur. Co-supervisor for phd-candidates Andreas Radtke and Rooyen Mavenyengwa.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Jacobsen, Trond; Marstein, Lillian; Kilnes, Anne K.; Fossum, Janne; Afset, Jan Egil; Bergh, Kåre. (2007) MRSA strain typing methods in the context of epidemiological analysis. NORM/NORM-VET 2007. Usage of Antimicrobial Agents and Occurrence of Antimicrobial Resistance in Norway..