Research Group One Health Bacteriology

Research Group One Health Bacteriology

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a Ghanaian group of young researchers looking in the direction of the camera and standing in front of a scientific poster
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“One Health is a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach — working at the local, regional, national, and global levels — with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment” (

Our research interests include the generation and comparison of bacteriological data from humans, animals and the environment in countries with limited resources. A special research focus is on transmission and the identification of transmission reservoirs of antibiotic resistant bacteria in rural areas of sub-Saharan African countries. Our activities will support and guide patient management and public health measures.

Dr Denise Dekker: a researcher with long brown hair wearing a black and white patterned blouse. She stands in front of a dark background.
Research Group Leader

Dr Denise Dekker

phone: +49 40 285380-521

fax: +49 40 285380-512


Research Group One Health Bacteriology

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