Research

Ph.d. defense John Kerr White

John Kerr White, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, AAU, will defend his thesis on "Microorganisms in Occupational Settings - Working towards an evaluation of exposure risks during work with animals".

Time

09.11.2020 kl. 10.00 - 13.00

Description

Title

Microorganisms in Occupational Settings - Working towards an evaluation of exposure risks during work with animals.

Abstract

Pig farmers are exposed to high concentrations of potentially pathogenic airborne bacteria and fungi during their work day. Despite this, a comprehensive risk assessment strategy for assessing these workers’ total microbial exposure is not available. Therefore, this Ph.D. project raises new points for consideration when performing such occupational risk assessments. These include understanding which species of airborne fungus are alive and where they might deposit in the lungs, in addition to whether workers are exposed to antibiotic resistant pathogenic fungi.

Supervisor

  • Professor Jeppe Lund Nielsen, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, AAU
  • Co-supervisor: Anne Mette Madsen, Det Nationale Forskningscenter for Arbejdsmiljø, København

ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

  • Mette Lübeck, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, AAU
  • Anne Oppliger Goudet, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Lausanne, Switzerland 
  • Philippe Duquenne, Department of Process Engineering, France

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Please sign up using this Doodle if you participate either virtual or physically in the defense - and latest 18.10.2020.

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If you participate virtual: Be aware that you must be muted during the whole defense, also your camera must be off in order to maintain transmission capacity and prevent technical interruptions. The defense starts exactly at 9:30 am. Please, make sure that you have logged in at least 10 minutes before that time. The session is open from 9:45. You are not allowed to join the online session after the defense has started, neither during the break or the examination. There will be a short break between the defense and the opponents’ questions.

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Price

Free

Host

Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, AAU, Section of Biotechnology

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