Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, German National Reference Center for Surveillance of Nosocomial Infections, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Luisa A. Denkel was born in Herzberg / Elster (Germany) in 1985. She obtained her diploma in biology at the Dresden University of Technology (Germany) in 2009. Subsequently, she did her PhD as a scholarship holder in the International Research Training Group (IRTG) 1273, funded by the German Research Foundation. During her PhD from 2009 – 2013, she was located at the Hanover Medical School (Germany) and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm (Sweden). Her doctoral thesis was entitled “Molecular mechanisms of resistance against oxidative stress in Salmonella Typhimurium”. In 2015 she completed her Master of Epidemiology at the Berlin School of Public Health (BSPH), Charité Berlin.
In 2013, she was recruited by the Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Her research activities focus on multi-resistant Gram-negative bacteria including ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae, and infection control in (neonatal) intensive care units.