Flemming Scheutz

Flemming Scheutz


Flemming Scheutz , Bakterier, parasitter og svampe / Fødevarebårne Infektioner
T. +45 32683334 @. fsc@ssi.dk

Research area

  • Identification, subtyping, characterisation and epidemiology of pathogenic E. coli
  • One Health: OH-HARMONY-CAP: One Health Harmonization of Protocols for the Detection of Foodborne Pathogens and AMR Determinants, EU integrative project 2020-2022
  • Identification and standard nomenclature and protocol for subtyping the stx genes in Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), eae (coding gene for intimin), ETEC- and ExPEC associated genes.
  • In silico virulence- and O:H serotyping using whole genome sequencing (WGS) of Escherichia spp. (primarily E. coli) and Shigella spp. strains.
    • Epidemiology
    • Phylogeny and molecular epidemiology
    • Virulence

Prizes and honours

Fritz Kauffmann prize 2014

Link publications

Link to ORCID: Flemming Scheutz (0000-0002-3931-4846) (orcid.org)


Head, The International Centre for Reference and Research on Escherichia and Klebsiella.

National focal point and expert consultant for ECDC on STEC and Molecular surveillance.

Member of the International VTEC Symposium Steering Committee (IVSSC). 11th International Symposium on Shiga Toxin (Verocytotoxin) - Producing Escherichia coli Infections; May 11, 2021, Online, Banff, Canada.


Gill A, Dussault F, McMahon T, Petronella N, Wang X, Cebelinski E, Scheutz F, Weedmark K, Blais B, Carrillo C. 2022. Characterization of Atypical Shiga Toxin Gene Sequences and Description of Stx2j, a New Subtype. J Clin Microbiol 60:e0222921. 10.1128/jcm.02229-21. Bai X, Scheutz F, Dahlgren HM, Hedenstrom I, Jernberg C. 2021. Characterization of Clinical Escherichia coli Strains Producing a Novel Shiga Toxin 2 Subtype in Sweden and Denmark. Microorganisms 9. 10.3390/microorganisms9112374

Pathogenicity assessment of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and the public health risk posed by contamination of food with STEC. EFSA BIOHAZ Panel, Kostas Koutsoumanis, Ana Allende, Avelino Alvarez-Ordóñez, Sara Bover-Cid, Marianne Chemaly, Robert Davies, Alessandra De Cesare, Lieve Herman, Friederike Hilbert, Roland Lindqvist, Maarten Nauta, Luisa Peixe, Giuseppe Ru, Marion Simmons, Panagiotis Skandamis, Elisabetta Suffredini, Claire Jenkins, Sara Monteiro Pires, Stefano Morabito, Maarten Nauta, Taina Niskanen, Flemming Scheutz, Maria Teresa da Silva Felício, Winy Messens and Declan Bolton. doi: 10.2903/j.efsa.2020.5967

Book chapters

Flemming Scheutz, Taxonomy meets Public Health. Enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC), ASM 2nd edition. 2014:EHEC-0019-2013.

Rosangela Tozzoli and Flemming Scheutz: Diarrhoeagenic E. coli infections in humans, p. 1-18.In S. Morabito (ed.) Pathogenic Escherichia coli: Molecular and cellular microbiology". 2014, 1st ed. Caister Academic Press, Norfolk, UK.