Jesper Larsen

Jesper Larsen


Jesper Larsen
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Research area

  • Epidemiology, evolution, and adaptation of staphylococci in humans and animals (One Health)
  • Antibiotic resistance in staphylococci
  • Clinical impact of staphylococci in Denmark
  • Focus on livestock-associated MRSA and other MRSA types


  • Research on livestock-associated MRSA and other MRSA types
  • Participation in MRSA outbreak investigations
  • Development of new methods for surveillance of staphylococci


  • Gerlach D, Guo Y, De Castro C, Kim SH, Schlatterer K, Xu FF, Pereira C, Seeberger PH, Ali S, Codee J, Sirisarn W, Schulte B, Wolz C, Larsen J, Molinaro A, Lee BL, Xia G, Stehle T, Peschel A. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus alters cell wall glycosylation to evade immunity. Nature 2018; 563:705-9.
  • Sieber RN, Skov RL, Nielsen J, Schulz J, Price LB, Aarestrup FM, Larsen AR, Stegger M, Larsen J. Drivers and dynamics of methicillin-resistant livestock-associated Staphylococcus aureus CC398 in pigs and humans in Denmark. MBio 2018; 9:pii: e02142-18.
  • Larsen J, Sunde M, Islam MZ, Urdahl AM, Barstad AS, Larsen AR, Grøntvedt CA, Angen Ø. Evaluation of a widely used culture-based method for detection of livestock-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Denmark and Norway, 2014 to 2016. Euro Surveill 2017; 22:pii=30573.
  • Larsen J, Petersen A, Larsen AR, Sieber RN, Stegger M, Koch A, Aarestrup FM, Price LB, Skov RL; Danish MRSA Study Group. Emergence of livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections in Denmark. Clin Infect Dis 2017; 65:1072-6.
  • Larsen J, Stegger M, Andersen PS, Petersen A, Larsen AR, Westh H, Agersø Y, Fetsch A, Kraushaar B, Käsbohrer A, Feβler AT, Schwarz S, Cuny C, Witte W, Butaye P, Denis O, Haenni M, Madec JY, Jouy E, Laurent F, Battisti A, Franco A, Alba P, Mammina C, Pantosti A, Monaco M, Wagenaar JA, de Boer E, van Duijkeren E, Heck M, Domínguez L, Torres C, Zarazaga M, Price LB, Skov RL. Evidence for human adaptation and foodborne transmission of livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Clin Infect Dis 2016; 63:1349-52.