Dr Rene Sjøgren Hendriksen
Rene Hendriksen graduated in 1992 as laboratory technologist and worked initially on bovine mastitis at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). From 1995, he was involved establishing the antimicrobial resistance monitoring (DANMAP) in Denmark and from 1999 in building of the institute as WHO Collaborating Centre and from 2006 as Community Reference Laboratory in antimicrobial resistance, especially focusing on teaching and training. Rene Hendriksen acts as the deputy for the references centres and has facilitated and conducted more than 16 international laboratory training courses for more than 340 scientists from more than 50 countries in antimicrobial susceptibility testing, detection of foodborne pathogens and molecular techniques since 1999. In 2007, Rene Hendriksen initiated a Ph.D study on "global epidemiology of non-typhioidal Salmonella infections in humans" which he defended in 2010. His main focus is research in global epidemiology of food borne pathogens and antimicrobial resistance.