Louise Dahl Hultqvist
24.1, Building: 24.1.26
2200 København N.
The biofilm lifestyle dominates in chronic bacterial infections. These biofilm infections are a huge burden for both the patient and the society. Biofilm infections can occur on for example medically inserted implants, in chronic wounds or in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients.
Characteristic for the chronic biofilm infections is that they show extremely high tolerance towards antibiotics and the host immune system.
I primarily focus on investigating P. aeruginosabiofilms and how to interfere with the development of biofilms or the biofilm tolerance towards antibiotics and/or the host immune system. Currently, I am screening and testing drug candidates with these abilities, using both in vitroand in vivostudies.
MSc in Engineering (Biotechnology) from the Technical University of Denmark
Ph.D. in medical microbiology from University of Copenhagen