Dr. Christian Giske has multiple years of experience as senior consultant clinical microbiologist and associate professor at Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet. The main focus of his research is pneumonia and antimicrobial resistance. He is responsible for several projects, including multidrug- and extensive drug-resistance increases among clinically important bacterial species. Factors promoting the long-term carriage and invasive disease in strains of these species are also investigated. The group has built up expertise in the characterization and handling of various drug resistant strains from different continents.