25 Feb - Håkon Kaspersen (VET)

PhD Degree - Trial Lecture and Public Defense

Håkon Kaspersen, Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine will defend his PhD thesis "Quinolone resistant Escherichia coli from Norwegian livestock – A comparative genomics study" on 25th of February.

25 Feb - Håkon Kaspersen (VET)

Norwegian title of thesis:

"Kinolonresistente Escherichia coli i Norske produksjonsdyr - Et komparativt genomikkstudie"


Prescribed subject of the trial lecture:

"Food safety risks of using manure for growing crops: General aspects, pathogen spread and antimicrobial resistance transfer"


Time and place for the trial lecture and the public defense:

25th of February


Trial lecture: 09:15

Public defense: 11:15


The Festival Hall (3rd floor, main building)

NMBU Campus Adamstuen

Ullevålsveien 72

0454 Oslo


Evaluation committee:

1st opponent Dr. Alison Mather, Quadram Institute Bioscience, United Kingdom

2nd opponent Dr. Cindy Dierikx, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands

3rd opponent Professor Gjermund Gunnes, NMBU



Main supervisor Dr. Karin Lagesen, Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Norway

Co-supervisor Dr. Roger Simm, Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Norway

Co-supervisor Professor Rune Henning Sørum, NMBU

Co-supervisor Dr. Anne Margrethe Urdahl, Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Norway

Co-supervisor Dr. Madelaine Norström, Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Norway


The doctoral thesis is available for public review at the NMBU library.

Thesis number 2020:16, ISSN 1894-6402, ISBN 978-82-575-1634-5

Published 11. February 2020 - 10:08 - Updated 19. February 2020 - 8:02