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Organization

The leader of the center is Frank Aarestrup.

The Center is located on DTU Campus in Lyngby and the project management and project members come from the 2 DTU Institutes: DTU Food and DTU CBS.

DTU FOOD The National Food Institute focuses on public health in relation to human nutrition, food safety, food quality, food technology, environment and health. www.food.dtu.dk

DTU CBS The Center for Biological Sequence Analysis conducts basic research in the field of bioinformatics and systems biology. The group has a highly multi-disciplinary profile (molecular biologists, biochemists, medical doctors, physicists and computer scientists) with a ratio of 2:1 of bio-to-nonbio backgrounds. CBS represents one of the large bioinformatics groups in academia in Europe. www.cbs.dtu.dk

Project group
The leaders of the Work Packages are:
  • WP 1. Thomas Sicheritz-Pontén
  • WP 2. Ole Lund
  • WP 3. Frank Aarestrup
  • WP 4. David Ussery
  • WP 5. Ole Lund
  • WP 6. Frank Aarestrup
  • WP 7. US CDC Centers for Disease Control and prevention

    Advisory Board
  • Dag Harmsen, Universitätsklinikum Münster, Germany
  • Flemming Konradsen, Copenhagen University, Denmark
  • George Weinstock, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
  • John Besser, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
  • Jørgen Schlundt, DTU, Denmark
  • Karen E. Nelson, J. Craig Venter Institute, USA
  • Lars V. Pallesen, Statens Serum Institut SSI, Denmark
  • Lone Gram, DTU, Denmark
  • Ran Lu, CDC China, China
  • Wolfgang Witte, Robert Koch Institute, Germany

    External Partners
  • Københavns Universitet, Denmark
  • Statens Serum Institut, Denmark
  • Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark
  • Herlev Hospital, Denmark
  • Hillerød Hospital, Denmark
  • Chr. Hansen A/S, Denmark
  • DHI, Denmark
  • Armed Forces Health Surveillance, USA
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
  • Transnational Genomics Research Institute, USA
  • Universitätsklinikum Münster, Germany
  • Washington University School of Medicine, USA
  • Food and Drug Administration, USA
  • National Center for Biological Information, USA
  • Oxford University, UK
  • Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute, Moshi, Tanzania
  • French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety, France


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    Center for Genomic Epidemiology, DTU, Kemitorvet, Building 204, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
    Contact: Vibeke Dybdahl Hammer, Telephone: +45 3588 6420, E-mail: vdha@food.dtu.dk
    Funded by: The Danish Council for Strategic Research