Henrik Westh
1989 …2023

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Henrik Westh Is Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the University of Copenhagen and Consultant in Clinical Microbiology at Hvidovre University Hospital. He co-heads the MRSA Knowledge Center and has built up a microbial genome sequencing center since 2009.

Main research areas

His research focus is on MRSA and VRE, using next generation sequencing for strain epidemiology, antimicrobial resistance genes and MGE and virulence factors. The goal being to improve hospital infection control and patient treatment. He also researches in sexual health and combating STI.

Current research

M.D. Bartels et al. Monitoring meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and its spread in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013, through routine whole genome sequencing. Eurosurveillance 2015.;

M. Pinholt et al. Genomic epidemiology of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium reveals broad dissemination of a vanA transposon variant (Tn1546-like) in the Capital Region of Denmark, 2012-14. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2016;

B. Davies et al. Increased risk of adverse reproductive complications following chlamydial testing: a population-based retrospective cohort study in Denmark. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 2016.

Potential conflicts of interest

Founder and co-owner of Anapa BioTech


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