Susanne Häussler

Department of Clinical Medicine
Rigshospitalet- Diagnostisk Centre
Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark

Susanne Häußler studied medicine at the Medical Faculty of the University of Lübeck and at the Medical School Hannover (MHH), where she obtained her doctorate (Dr. med.) in 1995. Afterwards, she worked in the field of internal medicine in a hospital in Vechta for one year and started specializing in the field of medical microbiology and infection epidemiology at the department of medical microbiology at the MHH. In 2002, Susanne Häußler finished her specialization and she completed her habilitation thesis in 2004.

Her research interests are in the area of the pathogenicity of acute and chronic  Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections. From 2003 to 2004, she worked on that topic as a project leader in the department of Cell and Immune Biology at the German Research Centre for Biotechnology (GBF). From 2005 to 2012 she was the head of the junior group “Chronic Pseudomonas Infections” at the GBF (since 2006 Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, HZI) with a close connection to the MHH.

In January 2009, Susanne Häußler became Professor in “Pathophysiology of Bacterial Biofilms” of the MHH at TWINCORE, Centre for Experimental and Clinical Infection Research in Hannover. Since 2012, she is the head of the department “Molecular Bacteriology” at the HZI and full professor at the MHH. Since August 2019, she is establishing a Novo Nordisk Foundation funded lab at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, which aims at the development of novel molecular diagnostics to fight antimicrobial resistance.

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