The National Food Institute performs a range of molecular and conventional microbiological studies in the laboratory, such as genetic characterisation, horizontal gene transfer, and different assays and standardised methods. 

Laboratory studies are combined with various statistical-epidemiological-bioinformatics analyses. These reveal, for example, associations between consumption of antimicrobials agents used in animals and resistance in animals, or the evolution, clonal relationship and spread of resistance in isolates from animals and foods to humans. The National Food Institute is also responsible for integrated surveillance of resistance and consumption of antimicrobial agents.  

The results of the research give a better understanding of the occurrence of resistance among bacterial isolates from animals and foods, and the risk to humans.


Frank Møller Aarestrup
Professor, Head of Research Group
National Food Institute
+45 35 88 62 81


Lisbeth Truelstrup Hansen
Head of Research Group, Professor
National Food Institute
+45 35 88 62 78
22 JANUARY 2020