Jan Egil Afset
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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.