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,
  • 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
  • Bal AM, Coombs GW, Holden MT, Lindsay JA, Nimmo GR, Tattevin P, Skov RL Genomic insights into the emergence and spread of international clones of healthcare-, community- and livestock-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Blurring of the traditional definitions. J Glob Antimicrob Resist.2016; 6, 95-101
  • Johansson A, Larsen AR, Skov RL, Sundqvist M Importance of a diverse isolate collection when defining genotype-specific mass spectra in Staphylococcus aureus. J Clin Microbiol.2014; 52(7), 2738-2739 PubMed