Ph.D. defence in bacteriology (Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae)


Gram staining of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. Note the typical “cheese doodle appearance” of these bacteria.

Veterinarian Helena Eriksson will defend her thesis entitled Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae in laying hens on May 31 at 09.15 in lecture room 1 (“KC ettan”) at the Clinical Center (Klinikcentrum), Ultuna, Uppsala. The thesis is available from SLU’s database Epsilon.

Helena Eriksson is affiliated to the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Professor Claes Fellström has acted as principal supervisor.

Professor Anders Permin (DTU, Copenhagen) will act as external reviewer (opponent) and he will also give a lecture about diseases in laying hens on May 30 at 15.00 in Aniara, SVA, Ultuna, Uppsala.

E. rhusiopathiae is an important bacterium in veterinary medicine and it may cause erysipelas (rödsjuka) in pigs, sheep, turkey and humans etc. Read more about the thesis work (in Swedish) at the website of the National Veterinary Institute (SVA).

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