Eva Møller Nielsen

Eva Møller Nielsen


Eva Møller Nielsen
T. +45 32683644 @. emn@ssi.dk

Research area

  • Enteric and foodborne bacteria, e.g., Campylobacter, Listeria, E.coli, Klebsiella, Salmonella, Clostridium difficile
  • Foodborne and zoonotic bacteria: 
    • Epidemiology
    • Phylogeny and molecular epidemiology
    • Virulence
    • Antimicrobial resistance

Prizes and honors

Kauffmann prize 2009

Link publications



Head, unit of Foodborne Infections. The unit is responsible for the laboratory based surveillance of foodborne infections in Denmark: 

  • Detection and investigation of foodborne outbreaks
  • Development and implementation of molecular typing methods, including the use of whole genome sequencing for research and surveillance of infections
  • Antimicrobial resistance 
  • Establishment and maintenance of surveillance databases


  • Joensen KG, Kuhn KG, Müller L, Björkman JT, Torpdahl M, Engberg J, Holt HM, Nielsen, HL, Petersen AM, Ethelberg S, Nielsen EM. 2018. Whole-genome sequencing of Campylobacter jejuni isolated from Danish routine human samples reveals surprising degree of clustering. Clin Microbiol Infect 24: 201.e5-201.e8
  • Kuhn KG, EM Nielsen, K Mølbak, S Ethelberg. 2018. Determinants of sporadic Campylobacter infections in Denmark: a nationwide case-control study among children and young adults. Clinical Epidemiology 10, 1695-1707
  • Schjørring S, Raiser SG, Jensen Tenna, Moura Alexandra, Kjeldgaard Jette S, Müller L, Thielke Stine, Leclercq Alexandre, Maury Mylene M, Tourdjman Mathieu, Donguy Marie-Pierre, Lecuit Marc, Ethelberg S, Nielsen EM. 2017. Cross-border outbreak of listeriosis caused by cold-smoked salmon, revealed by integrated surveillance and whole genome sequencing (WGS), Denmark and France, 2015 to 2017. Euro Surveill 22(50).
  • Gymoese P, Sørensen G, Litrup E, Olsen JE, Nielsen EM, Torpdahl M. 2017. Investigation of outbreaks of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium and its monophasic variants using whole-genome sequencing, Denmark. Emerg Infect Dis 23, 1631-1639.
  • Jensen AK, JT Larsson, S Ethelberg, K Kiil, M. Kemp, EM Nielsen. 2016. Molecular typing and epidemiology of human listeriosis cases in Denmark, 2002–2012. Emerging Infect Dis 22: 625-33