Uffe B. Skov Sørensen


The main research areas cover:  Ultrastructural analysis of Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) with focus on capsular and cell wall polysaccharides; isolation and structural analysis of pneumococcal and streptococcal polysaccharide antigens; development of serological methods for typing of pneumococci and other streptococci;  population genetic analysis of Streptococcus agalactiae (human and bovine group B streptococcus) and Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Research interests

  • Research on Streptococcus agalactiae and Streptococcus pneumoniae and other streptococcal species from humans and animals
  • Phylogeny and population genetics of pathogenic and commensal bacteria
  • Bacterial virulence mechanisms
  • Typing of bacteria by serological and DNA based methods
  • Bacterial ultrastructure
  • Bacterial protein and polysaccharide antigens


  • Microbiological techniques: cultivation, isolation, identification and typing of bacteria
  • Isolation, purification and characterization of bacterial proteins and polysaccharides
  • Immunochemical analysis of bacterial antigens
  • Investigations of bacterial virulence in in vitro and in vivo models

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