Jörn Klein

Professor

Fakultet for helse- og sosialvitenskap
Institutt for sykepleie- og helsevitenskap
Campus Porsgrunn (K-138B)
Ekspertise innen mikrobiologi, epidemiologi, hygiene og smittevern

Ansvarsområder

Kompetanse

I am professor with responsibility for microbiology, epidemiology, and infectious disease control at USN. I have a background as Mphil. in Medical Biology from the University of Tromsø, did my PhD in infectious disease epidemiology at the University of Copenhagen, followed by a postdoc position in microRNA research at NTNU and researcher in high consequence pathogens at NTNU. Since 2015 I am employed at the University of South-Eastern Norway.

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Arbeidserfaring

Professor i mikrobiologi og smittevern, Fakultet for helse- og sosialvitenskap, 2020-nå

Førsteamanuensis i mikrobiologi og smittevern, Fakultet for Helsefag, 2015-2020

Fagråd for infeksjonsmedisin, immunologi og smittevern i Helse Sør-Øst, 2019-2020

Vitenskapskomiteen for mattrygghet (VKM), Faggruppe mikrobiell økologi, utnevnt fra Helse- og omsorgsdepartementet, 2015-2018

Instituttleder, Institutt for natur-, helse- og -miljøvernfag (INHM), Høgskolen i Telemark
2014- 2015

Forsker (1109), Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Det medisinske fakultet, Institutt for laboratoriemedisin, barne- og kvinnesykdommer
2011- 2014

Forsker (postdoktor), Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Det medisinske fakultet, Institutt for kreftforskning og molekylær medisin
2008- 2011

Forsker (PhD stipendiat), Veterinærinstitutt Danmark, Avdeling for virologi
2004-2007

Forsker (assistent), RWTH university hospital, 2001-2002

Tillitsverv

Medlem i Fagstyre TEKNA Biotek, 2015-2016

Medlem i den europeiske matvaresikkerhet myndighetens (EFSA) databank for eksperter

Ekspert-utvalg til et prosjekt rettet til EU CBRN Centres of Excellence

Vararepresentant i fakultetsstyret og ansettelsesutvalget ved det medisinske fakultet, NTNU (2012-2013)

Meddommer i Sør-Trøndelag tingrett (2013-2015)

Fagleder for NTNU’s biologiske høysikkerhets laboratorium

 

Utdanning

Lederutdanning, BI Handelshøyskolen, NHO Trøndelag (Global Future 2), 08.2011- 05.2012

Faglig ledelse, NTNU
09.2011- 02.2012

Dr.scient (Ph.D.) i virologi, Universitetet i København, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet; 2004 –2008

Master of Philosophy i biomedisin, Universitet i Tromsø, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, 2002 –2004

Diplom-Ingenieur (≈Siv.-Ing) i kjemi og bioteknologi
University of applied science Aachen, 1996-2002

Biological-laboratory-technician (Bioingeniør)
Rheinische Akademie Köln, 1992 - 1995

 

Finanseringstildelinger

Forskningsmidler fra Oslofjordfondet (2017) 600 000 NOK

Forskningsmidler fra NTNU/LBK (2013) 20 000 NOK

Forskningsmidler fra NTNU/LBK (2012) 40 000 NOK

Forskningsmidler fra St.Olavs Hospital (2012) 150 000 NOK

Forskerstipend fra Helse Midt-Norge 2 750 000 NOK (2012)

Foredragshonorar fra Norsk virologisk forening (2011) 10 000 NOK

Prosjektetableringstøtte (PES) til EUs 7. rammeprogram 113 000 NOK (2011)  

Prosjektetableringstøtte (PES) til EUs 7. rammeprogram          80 000 NOK (2010)

Functional genomics grant fra Norges forskningsråd (100 000 NOK), 2011

Norwegian surveillance system for antibiotic resistance among microbes –NORM grant 2011 (50 000 NOK)

SOLiD™ System $10K Genome Grant (10.000 USD) fra Applied Biosystems Inc.

Forskningspris fra European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (20 000 Euro)

språk                                                

Tysk (morsmål), engelsk, norsk, dansk

Veiledning

Hovedveileder for MSc student Towfiq Rahman Shishir (2013-2014), “Hantaviral hemorhages“

Hovedveileder for MSc student Saadia Noreen (2012-2013): “Detection of novel viruses“

Hovedveileder for MSc student Marianne Berdal (2008-2010): “The role of microRNAs in Hantavirus infections”

Hovedveileder for lege-student Silje Sommerfelt (2009-2010): “The role of microRNAs in HIV infections”

Biveileder for stipendiat Lene Christin Olsen (2009-2013): “Silencing of neuronal stellate cells”

Biveileder for 3 stipendiater fra Makerere University (Uganda), oktober-desember 2006

 

Undervisning

Mikrobiologi ved INHM

Virologi ved NTNU (MOL3020), som fagansvarlig og hovedforleser

Molekylærbiologi for leger, 2009 og 2011, Den norske legeforening

Kurs i biosikkerhet ved NTNU

Kurs i molekylær epidemiologi for masterstudenter ved DTU-Vet, fra desember 2006 til januar 2007

Pathobiologisk kurs for veterinærer - virologi ved Den Kgl. Veterinær- og Landbohøjskole i Danmark, våren 2006

Virologi kurs ved Universitetet i Tromsø, våren 2004

 

Kurser     

The Challenges of Global Health, 2015, Duke University                                               

Health for All Through Primary Health Care,
2015, Johns Hopkins University

Design and Interpretation of Clinical Trials, 2014, Johns Hopkins University

Environmental Law and Policy, 2014, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Prosjekledelse, 2014, Faveo

Hygenic design, 2014, Wageningen University

HACCP, 2013, Wageningen University

Good Hygienic Practice (GHP), 2013, Wageningen University

Food related Hazards, 2013, Wageningen University

BfR-Summer School on Risk Assessment and Risk Communication in Food Safety, 12.08.2013 - 23.08.2013, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment

Emergency preparedness and response & incident and accident investigation, 2013, European Biosafety Association (EBSA)

HMS-platformen 2012, NTNU   

EU Training Programme 2010, NTNU

Risk assessment, NTNU/Sintef 2010

Universitetspedagogikk, NTNU

Radiation safety, NTNU, July 2008

Danish Informatics Network in the Agricultural Sciences, “The R system for computational data analysis”, 2005

BioSapiens-viRgil workshop on Bioinformatics for viral infections, Max-Planck-institute for informatics, Bonn, 2005

Principles and Methods of Epidemiologic Research, Universitet Oslo, 2005

Second European School on Bioinformatics, Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands), 2005

Forsøksdyrlære (FELASA Category C), Tromsø, 2003

HMS kurs, Tromsø, 2003

 

Publikasjoner

Publications and other contributions

International peer-reviewed journals

Sina Salajegheh Tazerji; Phelipe Magalhães Duarte; Parastoo Rahimi; Fatemeh Shahabinejad; Santosh Dhakal; Yashpal Singh Malik; Awad A Shehata; Juan Lama; Jörn Klein; et al..
Transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) to animals: An updated review
J Transl Med 18, 358 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12967-020-02534-2

Tsion H. Tebeje and Jorn Klein
Applications of e-Health to Support Person-Centered Health Care at the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic
Telemed J E Health . 2020 Jul 31. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2020.0201.

Mohammedjud Hassen Ahmed; Adina Demissie Bogale; Mulugeta Hayelom Kalayou; Jorn Klein; Shegaw Anagaw Mengiste; Behanu Fikadie Endehabtu
Intention to use electronic medical record system and its predictors among health care providers at referral Hospitals, north-west Ethiopia, 2019: using Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use Technology 2(UTAUT2) model
BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 20, 207 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12911-020-01222-x

Sandra Núñez Egido, Andrew Lowther, Ingebjørg H. Nymo, Eva M. Breines, Jörn Klein and Morten Tryland
Pathogen exposure surveillance in Antarctic pinnipeds
Polar Research 2020, 39, 3841

Lua Samimi & Jörn Klein
Risks and preventative measures for occupational infections in Norwegian nursing programs
submitted to Scandinavian Journal of Public Health

Anna Soucha & Jörn Klein
What are the challenges in the vaccination of migrants in Norway from healthcare provider perspectives? A qualitative, phenomenological study
BMJ Open 2020 10(11):40974

Thor-Henrik Henriksen, Workeabeba Abebe, Wondwossen Amogne, Yitagesu Getachew, Harald Weedon-Fekjær, Joern Klein,  Yimtubezinash Woldeamanuel
Association between Antimicrobial Resistance among Enterobacteriaceae and Burden of Environmental Bacteria in Hospital Acquired Infections: Analysis of Clinical Studies and National Reports..
Heliyon, Volume 5, Issue 7, July 2019, e02054

Sophie E. Scotter, Morten Tryland, Ingebjørg H. Nymo, Linda Hanssen, Mikael Harju, Christian Lydersen, Kit M. Kovacs, Jörn Klein, Aaron T. Fisk, Heli Routti
Contaminants in Atlantic walruses Part 1: Relationships between exposure, diet and pathogen prevalence
Environmental Pollution Volume 244, January 2019, Pages 9-18, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2018.10.001

Morten Tryland, Ingebjørg H. Nymo, Javier Sánchez Romano, Torill Mørk, Jörn Klein, Ulrika Rockström
Infectious Disease Outbreak Associated with Supplementary Feeding of Semi-Domesticated Reindeer
Front. Vet. Sci., 18 April 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2019.00126

Klein J., Charnock C., Hjeltnes B., Tunsjø H.
Can the use of assistive technology and interactive therapeutic robots in nursing homes contribute to the spread of infectious disease?
Canadian Journal of Infection Control, 2018, Volume 32, Issue 4, 225-229

Kowalczewski , Emilie and Klein, Joern
Sámi youth health, the role of climate change, and unique health-seeking behaviour
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 77:1, DOI: 10.1080/22423982.2018.1454785

Morten Tryland, PhD; Kimberlee B Beckmen; Kathleen A Burek-Huntington; Eva Marie Breines and Joern Klein
Orf virus in Alaskan mountain goats, Dall's sheep, muskoxen, caribou and Sitka black-tailed deer - a zoonotic risk for hunters and game managers
Acta Vet Scand. 2018 Feb 21;60(1):12.

Tryland M., Klein J., Berger T., Josefsen TD, das Neves C., A. Oksanen and Åsbakk K. 
Experimental parapoxvirus infection (contagious ecthyma) and attempts of vaccination of semi-domesticated reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) 
Vet Microbiol. 2013 March 23; 162 (2-4) :499-506

Klein, J. 
Understanding the molecular epidemiology of foot-and-mouth-disease virus 
Infection, Genetics and Evolution 9 (2), 153 (2009).

Klein J., Hussain M., Ahmad M. and Alexandersen S. 
Epidemiology of foot-and-mouth disease in Landhi Dairy Colony, Pakistan, the World largest Buffalo colony 
Virology Journal 2008, 5:53-highly-accessed

Klein J., Hussain M., Ahmad M. and Alexandersen S. 
Genetic characterization of the recent foot-and-mouth disease virus subtype A/IRN/2005 
Virology Journal 2007, 4:122

Klein J., Parlak Ü., Özyörük F., Christensen LS 
The molecular epidemiology of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus serotypes A and O during 1998 Thurs 2004 in Turkey. 
BMC Veterinary Research 2006, 2:35

J. Klein, M. Tryland 
Characterisation of parapoxvirus isolated from Norwegian semi-domesticated reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus). 
Virology Journal 2005, 2:79

Tryland M., J. Klein, Nordøy ES, Blix AS 
Isolation and partial characterization of a parapoxvirus isolated from a skin lesion of a Weddell seal. 
Virus Res. March 2005, 108 (1-2) :83-87

Eisentraeger A., Dott W, Klein J., Hahn S. 
Comparative studies on algal toxicity testing overusing fluorometric microplate and Erlenmeyer flask growth-inhibition assays. 
Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. March 2003, 54 (3): 346-354

National peer-reviewed journals

BJARNE HJELTNES, bioingeniør, MSc; COLIN CHARNOCK, PhD; ANDRÉ INGEBRETSEN, MSc, JÖRN KLEIN J, PhD; HEGE S. TUNSJØ, bioingeniør, PhD

Effektiv og rimelig påvisning av MRSA og Clostridioides difficile-sporer fra hygienestoler ved hjelp av kontaktagar

Bioingeniøren, 2020-06-19

Klein J.
Sykepleiers rolle i bærekraftig antibiotikabruk
Sykepleien 2018 106(69979)(e-69979), DOI: https://doi.org/10.4220/Sykepleiens.2018.69979

Tryland M., dasNeves C., Klein J.

"Virusinfeksjoner hos rein"

Norsk veterinærtidsskrift, temanummer i 2013
 

 

Other journals, reports and book chapters

Klein J., Hering F., Hering U.
Hvordan håndtere eksplantater juridisk korrekt ?
https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.12280067.v1

Klein J.

Kappløpet mot de resistente bakteriene; Forskning.no
https://forskersonen.no/kronikk-medisiner-meninger/kapplopet-mot-de-resistente-bakteriene/1338564

 

Klein J.

Biorisk Management: Biosafety and Biosecurity in Norway; Forskning.no
https://forskning.no/meninger/kronikk/2013/04/vi-trenger-biosikkerhet-ogsa-i-norge

 

Klein, Jörn
Virus
Store medisinske leksikon. 03/2019 https://sml.snl.no/virus.

Klein J.
Hvorfor jeg ikke er lærer
Forskerforum 2 • 2019 • side 40

Kaare M. Nielsen, Nana Asare, Bjørn Tore Lunestad, Siamak Yazdankhah, Bjørnar Ytrehus, Jacques Godfroid, Anders Jelmert, Jörn Klein, Arinze Okoli, Arne Tronsmo, Tor Gjøen
Antimicrobial resistance in wildlife potential for dissemination.
Opinion of the Panel on Microbial Ecology, Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment. VKM report 2018:07, ISBN: 978-82-8259-304-5, ISSN: 2535-4019. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM), Oslo, Norway

Klein J.
Chapter 8: Virus infections and diseases
Reindeer and Caribou: Health and Disease Hardcover – Oct 15 2018
by Morten Tryland (Editor),‎ Susan Kutz (Editor), CRC Press; ISBN-10: 1482250683

Klein J.
Kapittel 8: Smittevernberedskap
Elsa Kristiansen, Eric Carlström, Leif Inge Magnussen (ed.)
Samvirke : en lærebok i beredskap; Universitetsforlaget 2017, ISBN 9788215027944

Risikoanalyse av antibiotikaresistens: Utbrudd av MRSA i Vestfold Krisescenarioer 2017 – analyser av alvorlige hendelser som kan ramme Norge. The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB), ISBN: 978-82-7768-456-7

Arinze Okoli (chair), Nana Asare (VKM staff), Tor Gjøen, Jörn Klein, and Bjørnar Ytrehus
Knowledge base for the assessment of environmental risks by the use of genetically modified virus-vectored vaccines for domesticated animals.
Report from the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) 2016, ISBN: 978-82-8259-239-0

Skaar.I; Klein J., Johansen R., Okoli A., Ruus A.
Microbial Bioremediation and risks to Human and environmental Health
Report from the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) 2016, ISBN: 978-82-8259-232-1

Klein J. 
Code of Practice for NTNU's BSL3 laboratory, Biosafety Manual, 2010

Sætrom P. and J. Klein 
miRNA and viral Infections in vertebrates 
European Pharmaceutical Review, 2009 Jan; 1:10-15

International conferences

Morten Tryland, Ingebjørg H. Nymo, Javier Sánchez Romano, Torill Mørk, Jörn Klein, Ulrika Rockström
Infectious Disease Outbreak Associated with Supplementary Feeding of Semi-Domesticated Reindeer, 15th Arctic Ungulate Conference, 12-16 August 2019 in Jokkmokk, Sweden

Javier Sánchez Romano, Ingebjørg H. Nymo, Torill Mørk, Jörn Klein, Mikael Leijon, Åsa Hagström, Tomas Jinnerot, Ulrika Rockström, Morten Tryland
Emerging diseases in a changing reindeer herding system, One Arctic - One Health Conference 2019, February 7-9, 2019, Oulu, Finland

H. Costa, J. Klein, E. M. Breines, T. Goldstein, A. Duarte, M. Tryland
Parapoxvirus in North American pinnipeds: a molecular and phylogenetic study, European Association for Aquatic Mammals, Algarve, Portugal

Klein J.
En ny smittevernutdanning
Dansk Selskab for Centralsterilisering og Sygehushygiejne, årsmøde 2018, Nyborg

SE Scotter, Prof. M Tryland, IH Nymo, Dr. M Harju, Dr. L Hanssen, Prof. AT Fisk, Dr. J Klein, Dr. C Lydersen, Prof. KM Kovacs, Dr. H Routti
Sources of dietary contaminant exposure and relationships with pathogen prevalence in Atlantic walruses (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) from Svalbard, Norway.
3​7th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) - DIOXIN 2017.

Tryland M., J. Klein, T. Berger, T. Josefsen, das Neves C. and K. Åsbakk. 
Experimental parapoxvirus infection in semi-domesticated reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) 
The 60th Wildlife Disease Association Annual International Meeting August 2011, Québec City

Klein J. 
Hantavirus regulation of cellular microRNAs may Contribute to hantavirus-induced endothelial cell premeability 
[Abstract / oral communication] 
British-Scandinavian Meeting in Microbiology and Infection, May 25-28, 2011 in Bergen, Norway

Alexandersen S., Klein J., Hussain M 
Results of molecular testing of samples from Pakistan [abstract / oral communication] 
Open Session of the Research Group of the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EUFMD). International Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease: Tools, trends and perspectives Sicily, 16-20 October 2008

Alex Andersen S., J. Klein, F. Frederiksen, Hussain M 
Sampling, shipping, organization and testing of inactivated samples two take advantage of molecular analysis methods. [Abstract / oral communication] 
Open Session of the Research Group of the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EUFMD). International Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease: Tools, trends and perspectives Sicily, 16-20 October 2008

Klein J., Norman P., Hussain M., Ahmad M., Alex S. Andersen 
Genetic characterization of the recent foot-and-mouth disease virus subtype A/IRN/2005 [poster presentation] 
Third European Congress of Virology. September 1 st - May 2007, Nuremberg, Germany

M. Hussain, G. Ferrari, Alex S. Andersen, J. Klein, M. Ahmad 
Transboundary animal disease and their control strategies in central asian countries [oral presentation] 
First annual meeting of the Network of Excellence for Epizootic Disease Diagnosis and Control. May 30 th - June 1 st 2007, Lublin (Poland)

Klein J., Hussain M., M. Afzal, Alex S. Andersen 
Epidemiology of Foot-and-Mouth Disease in the World largest buffalo dairy colony in Landhi, Pakistan - 
A combined cross-sectional and longitudinal survey Employing Field and Molecular epidemiological methods. [Poster / oral communication] 
Europic, 2006 - meeting of the European Study Group on the Molecular Biology of picornavirus in Saariselka (Finland), 26 November - 1 December 2006

Alexandersen S., J. Klein, M. Hussain, D. Paton, M. Afzal 
Preliminary Findings from a new project on the epidemiology of FMDV in Pakistan. [Abstract / oral communication] 
Open Session of the Research Group of the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EUFMD). International Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease: Tools, trends and perspectives in Cyprus, 16-20 October 2006

Tryland M., Klein J., Berger T., Åsbakk K., T. Josefsen 
Contagious ecthyma in semi-domesticated reindeer in Norway: clinical Outbreak, experimental infection and virus characterization. [Abstract / oral communication]. The 14th Nordic Conference on Reindeer and Reindeer Husbandry Research in Helsinki (Finland), 20-22 March 2006

J. Klein, H. Hansen, M. Tryland 
Characterization of Norwegian parapoxvirus isolates. A comparative study. 
Poster session presented at the ESCV Winter Meeting in Copenhagen (Denmark), 15.-17. January 2004

Tryland M., Berger T., J. Klein, T. Josefsen, Åsbakk K., H. Bendiksen, Oksanen A. 
Contagious ecthyma in semi-domesticated reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus): an experimental infection with parapoxvirus obtained from a clinical outbreak in Norway. 
Poster session presented at the 11th Arctic Ungulate Conference in Saariselka (Finland), 24 -28. August 2003

Peer

Veterinary Research Communications, Springer Netherlands; The Veterinary Journal, Elsevier Netherlands; DNA and Cell Biology, Mary Ann Liebert, USA; Infection, Genetics and Evolution, Elsevier Netherlands; African Journal of Biotechnology, The Welcome Trust; Canadian Journal of Microbiology; Virus Genes; American Journal of Infection Control