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PhD defence: Khoa Manh Dinh

Cohort studies identifying determinants and examining health effects of nasal carrier state with Staphylococcus aureus among Danish blood donors

2021.08.31 | Graduate School of Health

Date Fri 24 Sep
Time 14:00 16:00
Location Auditorium A (G206-145), Aarhus University Hospital, Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 99, Aarhus N

On Friday 24 September at 14.00, Khoa Manh Dinh defends his PhD dissertation entitled "Predictors and health consequences of Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage".

Staphylococcus aureus is the leading overall cause of nosocomial infections with a high mortality. S. aureus is also a commensal colonising the anterior nares of 30–50% in the general population. Nasal carriage is a major risk factor for nosocomial infections among admitted patients. However, it remains unclear whether the same risk also applies to healthy individuals in general population and studies identifying genetic markers associated with S. aureus nasal carriage are scarce. Thus, large population-based studies are needed to improve our understanding of the ecology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, and host determinants of S. aureus nasal carriage and infection in the community and the subsequent transition to hospital-requiring treatments.

In this PhD project, the establisment of a cohort of 8,000 blood donors with a biobank of nasal swabs and plasma samples has contributed to the studies of the associations between S. aureus nasal carriage and symptoms of hidradenitis suppurativa, atopic disorders, and the risk of infections as well as the impact of a CCR5 polymorphism on S. aureus nasal carriage    

The summary is written by the PhD student.   

The defence is public and takes place in Auditorium A (G206-145), Aarhus University Hospital, Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 99, Aarhus N.  Please read the attached press release for more information. 


PhD student Khoa Manh Dinh

Mail: khoadinh@rm.dk 

Phone: (+45) 60600953

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