• Can the use of assistive technology and interactive therapeutic robots in nursing homes contribute to the spread of infectious disease? 

      Klein, Jörn; Hjeltnes, Bjarne; Tunsjø, Hege; Charnock, Colin (Canadian Journal of Infection Control;Volume 32, Number 4, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Background: There is an increasing use of assistive technology and interactive therapeutic robots in nursing homes. However, little is known about the possible risks for transmitting infectious diseases through the use ...
    • Detection of Aminoglycoside Resistant Bacteria in Sludge Samples From Norwegian Drinking Water Treatment Plants 

      Ullman, Ingvild F.; Tunsjø, Hege; Andreassen, Monica; Nielsen, Kaare Magne; Lund, Vidar; Charnock, Colin (Frontiers in Microbiology; March 2019 | Volume 10 | Article 487, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-03-13)
      Through a culture-based approach using sludge from drinking water treatment plants, this study reports on the presence of aminoglycoside resistant bacteria at 23 different geographical locations in Norway. Sludge samples ...
    • DNA-ekstraksjon: Mengde er ikke synonymt med mangfold 

      Tunsjø, Hege; Bemanian, Vahid; Noone, John Christopher (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      For å oppnå gode og representative resultater i molekylærgenetiske analyser, er det viktig at nukleinsyrene som benyttes er av tilstrekkelig kvalitet. Som en del av en større studie om kolerektal kreft, var målet å ...
    • Implications of stx loss for clinical diagnostics of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli 

      Senthakumaran, Thulasika; Brandal, Lin Cathrine T.; Lindstedt, Bjørn-Arne; Jørgensen, Silje Bakken; Charnock, Colin; Tunsjø, Hege (European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases;Volume 37, Issue 12, Journal article; Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-09-28)
      The dynamics related to the loss of stx genes from Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli remain unclear. Current diagnostic procedures have shortcomings in the detection and identification of STEC. This is partly owing ...
    • A preliminary study on the potential of Nanopore MinION and Illumina MiSeq 16S rRNA gene sequencing to characterize building-dust microbiomes 

      Nygaard, Anders Benteson; Tunsjø, Hege; Meisal, Roger; Charnock, Colin (Scientific Reports;10, Article number: 3209 (2020), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-01-30)
      There is a growing awareness of the importance of indoor microbiomes for human health. Given their complexity, these microbiomes can only be adequately surveyed using high throughput sequencing techniques. Oxford Nanopore's ...
    • To really know them you have to grow them 

      Charnock, Colin; Tunsjø, Hege; Hjeltnes, Bjarne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Bakgrunn: Kun en liten andel av bakteriene i komplekse miljøer som jord, vann og sedimenter lar seg dyrke på syntetiske medier. Identifisering av flere bakterier vil gi ny viten om biosfærens samlede genetiske og ...
    • Whole genome sequencing and antibiotic diffusionassays, provide new insight on drug resistance in thegenus Pedobacter 

      Ullmann, Ingvild Falkum; Nygaard, Anders Benteson; Tunsjø, Hege; Charnock, Colin (FEMS Microbiology Ecology;Volume 96, Issue 6, June 2020, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-05-09)
      A total of four strains of the ‘environmental superbug’ Pedobacter isolated from sludge produced at Norwegian drinking water treatment plants, were characterized by whole genome sequencing and antibiotic susceptibility ...