Head of Clinical microbiology and immunology
Christian G. Giske is a full professor of clinical bacteriology and Head of Clinical microbiology and immunology at the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. He is also the chief physician of bacteriology, mycobacteriology and mycology at Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, Sweden. The most important research activities in Giske’s research group pertain to deep-characterization of molecular mechanisms of resistance, virulence, and molecular epidemiology of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) enteric bacilli. Recently, the group also work with bacteriophage therapy of XDR enteric bacilli. Giske’s research is strongly translational, involving extensive collaboration with infectious diseases (including mycobacteriology), hematology, and intensive care. Giske has extensive international collaboration, serving in the advisory board of ECDC’s European resistance surveillance, and as the chair of the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing. Activities in Giske’s research group include studies of management of bloodstream infections, molecular diagnostics based on next-generation sequencing, susceptibility testing of M. tuberculosis, studies of intestinal carriage of resistant bacteria, pharmacodynamics studies of combinations of antimicrobials, and next-generation sequencing as a tool for deep-characterization and susceptibility testing of bacteria.
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose
Friday, October 23, 2020
10:00am – 11:15am EDT