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Marion Hutinel defended her Ph.D. thesis

The work entitled “The role of wastewater in surveillance and emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria” was successfully defended by Marion Hutinel.

Marion Hutinel at CARe defended her doctoral thesis entitled “The role of wastewater in surveillance and emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria” on June 17th.

An interested audience followed the event via Zoom. Prof Henning Sörum, Norwegian University of Life Sceinces was the main opponent.

Marion's dissertation gives opportunities to generate clinically relevant monitoring data for antibiotic resistance through sewage analyses in a resource-efficient way. However, the thesis also emphasizes certain limitations and factors, which should be regarded when doing such sewage analyses.

The work has been done under Associate Professor Carl-Fredrik Flach's supervision at the Department of Infectious diseases, Institute of Biomedicine.

Marion Hutinel dissertation
Marion &Carl-Fredrik

Dr. Hutinel's thesis is based on the following papers:

Marion Hutinel, Patricia Maria Catharina Huijbers, Jerker Fick, Christina Åhrén, Dan Göran Joakim Larsson, and Carl-Fredrik Flach. Population-Level Surveillance of antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli through sewage analysis. Euro Surveillance: European Communicable Disease Bulletin 24, no. 37 (September 2019).
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Carl-Fredrik Flach, Marion Hutinel, Mohammad Razavi, Christina Åhrén, and Dan Göran Joakim Larsson. Monitoring of Hospital Sewage Shows Both Promise and Limitations as an Early-Warning System for Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacterales in a Low-Prevalence Setting. submitted 2021.

Marion Hutinel, Dan Göran Joakim Larsson, and Carl-Fredrik Flach Antibiotic resistance genes of emerging concern in Swedish municipal and hospital wastewaters.
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Marion Hutinel, Jerker Fick, Dan Göran Joakim Larsson, and Carl-Fredrik Flach.
Investigating the effects of municipal and hospital wastewaters on horizontal gene transfer. Environmental Pollution 276 (May 1, 2021): 116733.
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