Robert Leo Skov, MD

Robert Leo Skov
Areahead for Bacteriologic Surveillance and Infection Control
Statens Serum Institut
5 Artillerivej
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
+45 3268 3268


  • Strategy and coordination for the units in Bacteriologic Surveillance and Infection Control
  • Head of unit for Infection Control
  • Coordination of medical consultancy for bacteriology
  • Consultant on surveillance and treatment of resistant bacteria i.e. MRSA and ESBL

Research area

  • S. aureus epidemiology, typing, resistance and pathogenecity
  • Laboratory methods for detection of resistance mechanisms

Prices and awards

  • Kaufmann prisen 2008

Selected publications

  • Torpdahl M, Hasman H, Litrup E, Skov RL, Nielsen EM, Hammerum AM Detection of mcr-1-encoding plasmid-mediated colistin-resistant Salmonella isolates from human infection in Denmark. Int J Antimicrob Agents.2017; In Press,
  • Lilje B, Vedby R, Dahl A, Stegger M, Skov RL, Fowler VG Jr, Ng K, Larsen AR, Petersen A, Johansen HK, Schønheyder HC, Arpi RM, Rosenvinge FS, Korup E, Høst U, Hassager C, Gill S, Hansen TF, Johannesen TB, Søgaard P, Smit J, Andersen PS, Bruun NE Whole-genome sequencing of bloodstream Staphylococcus aureus isolates does not distinguish bacteraemia from endocarditis. Microb Genom.2017; 3, PubMed
  • Østergaard LE, Schmiegelow MD, Petersen A, Andersen PS, Skov RL, Torp-Pedersen C The associations between socioeconomic status and risk of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and subsequent endocarditis - a Danish nationwide cohort study. BMC Infect Dis.2017; 17:589,
  • Østergaard LE, Christiansen MN, Skov RL, Andersen PS, Petersen A, Schmiegelow MD, Gerds TA, Andersen PK, Torp-Pedersen C Familial clustering of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in first-degree relatives - a Danish nationwide cohort study. Ann Int Med.2016; 165(6), 390-398 PubMed
  • Grøntved CA, Elstrøm P, Stegger M, Skov RL, Andersen PS, Larssen KW, Urdahl AM, Angen Ø, Åmdal S, Løtvedt SM, Sunde M, Bjørnholt JV MRSA CC398 in humans and pigs in Norway: A "One Health" perspective on introduction and transmission. Clin Inf Dis.2016; 63(11), 1431-1438 PubMed