Workshop teacher

Organiser and main workshop teacher is Mette Voldby Larsen.

Mette has worked at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) from April 2003 - May 2016; from 2012 - 2016 as an associate professor.

She has been involved in the work carried out at the Center for Genomic Epidemiology since its start in 2010, and has been instrumental to the development of several of the methods for whole genome sequence based microbial diagnostics developed by the center [1-9].

Mette's didactic skills have been refined during her many years as a course organiser and teacher at DTU. She has organised and run eight previous workshops on the topic of whole genome sequencing and analysis for microbiologist as well as organised and run the internal DTU course Whole Genome Analysis in Diagnostic Microbiology.

She was Head of Education for DTU-Systems Biology from Jan 2015 - May 2016 and has co-authored a Nature biotechnology paper on how to improve student learning using a gamified approach [10].

Mette holds a M.Sc. in Biology from University of Copenhagen, a PhD in Bioinformatics from DTU and has completed DTU's training programme for university teachers.

Mette Voldby Larsen



Larsen MV, Cosentino S, Rasmussen S, Friis C, Hasman H, Marvig RL, Jelsbak L, Sicheritz-Pontén T, Ussery DW, Aarestrup FM, Lund O. Multilocus sequence typing of total-genome-sequenced bacteria. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Apr;50(4):1355-61. PMID: 22238442. [PubMed] [Read by QxMD]


Larsen MV, Cosentino S, Lukjancenko O, Saputra D, Rasmussen S, Hasman H, Sicheritz-Pontén T, Aarestrup FM, Ussery DW, Lund O. Benchmarking of methods for genomic taxonomy. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 May;52(5):1529-39. PMID: 24574292. [PubMed] [Read by QxMD]


Zankari E, Hasman H, Cosentino S, Vestergaard M, Rasmussen S, Lund O, Aarestrup FM, Larsen MV. Identification of acquired antimicrobial resistance genes. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2012 Nov;67(11):2640-4. PMID: 22782487. [PubMed] [Read by QxMD]


Carattoli A, Zankari E, García-Fernández A, Voldby Larsen M, Lund O, Villa L, Møller Aarestrup F, Hasman H. In silico detection and typing of plasmids using PlasmidFinder and plasmid multilocus sequence typing. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014 Jul;58(7):3895-903. PMID: 24777092. [PubMed] [Read by QxMD]


Saputra D, Rasmussen S, Larsen MV, Haddad N, Sperotto MM, Aarestrup FM, Lund O, Sicheritz-Pontén T. Reads2Type: a web application for rapid microbial taxonomy identification. BMC Bioinformatics. 2015 Nov 25;16:398. PMID: 26608174. [PubMed] [Read by QxMD]


Cosentino S, Voldby Larsen M, Møller Aarestrup F, Lund O. PathogenFinder--distinguishing friend from foe using bacterial whole genome sequence data. PLoS One. 2013 Oct 28;8(10):e77302. PMID: 24204795. [PubMed] [Read by QxMD]


Zankari E, Hasman H, Kaas RS, Seyfarth AM, Agersø Y, Lund O, Larsen MV, Aarestrup FM. Genotyping using whole-genome sequencing is a realistic alternative to surveillance based on phenotypic antimicrobial susceptibility testing. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2013 Apr;68(4):771-7. PMID: 23233485. [PubMed] [Read by QxMD]


Bonde MT, Makransky G, Wandall J, Larsen MV, Morsing M, Jarmer H, Sommer MO. Improving biotech education through gamified laboratory simulations. Nat Biotechnol. 2014 Jul;32(7):694-7. PMID: 25004234. [PubMed] [Read by QxMD]