Infection biology is a research area that covers the pathways whereby these pathogens transmit between hosts, the mechanisms whereby pathogens (viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites) infect and colonise cells, tissues, and organs, and the mechanisms whereby pathoges cause disease in humans, animals and plants. The area also covers research performed with the intention to develop novel treatments, vaccines, and to tackle the problems with drug resistance.
Emil Johansson makes molecules that bind to viruses and block them from infecting cells and causing disease.
Fredrik Almqvist's research group assists with design and synthesis of new antibacterial substances.
The financial support is included in a national investment into Life Science.
Gisa Gerold has researched with one of this year´s Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
A minor grant opens the door for national collaboration between young group leaders at WCMM and SciLifeLab.
Researchers will investigate if a medicine for prostate cancer also can have effect on COVID-19.