ISF/ESCMID Sepsis Award

2015 recipient of ISF-ESCMID Sepsis Award

Luisa A. Denkel, PhD

Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine

Charité University Medical Center Berlin

Berlin, Germany


Research interests:

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 2013, she was recruited by the Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charité University Medical Center Berlin. Her research activities focus on multi-resistant Gram-negative bacteria including ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae, and infection control in (neonatal) intensive care units. Currently, she is about to complete her Master of Epidemiology at the Berlin School of Public Health (BSPH), Charité Berlin.