Rune Stensvold

Rune Stensvold


Rune Stensvold , Bakterier, parasitter og svampe / Parasitforskning
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Research area

  • Epidemiology and clinical significance of common intestinal parasitic protists, especially Blastocystis, Dientamoeba, and Entamoeba
  • Genetic diversity, host specificity and evolutionary aspects of intestinal protists
  • Detection and identification of non-human, eukaryotic ribosomal DNA in stool samples
  • Molecular typing of parasites, e.g. in relation to outbreaks
  • Validation of state-of-the-art diagnostics 
  • Investigations into associations between gut parasites and gut bacteria

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Rune Stensvold 


  • Counseling/advisory functions related to the diagnostic services supplied by the Laboratory of Parasitology
  • Development of novel/improvement of existing diagnostic services
  • Research 


  • Stensvold CR, Jirků-Pomajbíková K, Tams KW, Jokelainen P, Berg RPKD, Marving E, Petersen RF, Andersen LO, Angen Ø, Nielsen HV. Parasitic Intestinal Protists of Zoonotic Relevance Detected in Pigs by Metabarcoding and Real-Time PCR. Microorganisms. 2021 May 31;9(6). doi: 10.3390/microorganisms9061189. PubMed PMID: 34073014; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8229027

  • Andersen LO, Bonde I, Nielsen HB, Stensvold CR A retrospective metagenomics approach to studying Blastocystis. FEMS Microbiol Ecol.2015; 91(7), pii: fiv072.

  • Verweij JJ, Stensvold CR Molecular testing for clinical diagnosis and epidemiological investigations of intestinal parasitic infections. Clin Microbiol Rev.2014; 27(2), 371-418 PubMed

  • Stensvold CR, Lebbad M, Victory EL, Verweij JJ, Tannich E, Alfellani M, Legarraga P, Clark CG Increased sampling reveals novel lineages of Entamoeba: consequences of genetic diversity and host specificity for taxonomy and molecular detection. Protist.2011; 162(3), 525-541 PubMed

  • Stensvold CR, Suresh GK, Tan KS, Thompson RC, Traub RJ, Viscogliosi E, Yoshikawa H, Clark CG Terminology for Blastocystis subtypes--a consensus. Trends Parasitol.2007; 23(3), 93-96 PubMed


  • Christen Rune Stensvold has received funding from the Danish Research Council, Lundbeck, Marie Curie Actions (EU), Horizon 2020, EUopSTART, A.P. Møller and TRYG Fonden for more than 5 million DKK.