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Infection biology

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.

The aim is to develop new antibiotics
The aim is to develop new antibiotics

Felipe Cava wants to learn more about the small and complex microbes.

Aiming to outsmart the TBE virus
Aiming to outsmart the TBE virus

The purpose of Anna Överby Wernstedt`s research is finding methods to stop the TBE virus before it spreads.

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation invests in infection medicine
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation invests in infection medicine

The financial support is included in a national investment into Life Science.

Umeå virologist rejoice at Nobel Prize
Umeå virologist rejoice at Nobel Prize

Gisa Gerold has researched with one of this year´s Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

NMMP funding for collaboration projects with SciLifeLab
NMMP funding for collaboration projects with SciLifeLab

A minor grant opens the door for national collaboration between young group leaders at WCMM and SciLifeLab.

Medicine against prostate cancer in new COVID-19 study
Medicine against prostate cancer in new COVID-19 study

Researchers will investigate if a medicine for prostate cancer also can have effect on COVID-19.

Umeå researchers take up the fight against covid-19 with SciLifeLab support
Umeå researchers take up the fight against covid-19 with SciLifeLab support

SciLifeLab and Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation funds 6 projects focusing on combating the corona.

WHO underestimates the spread of the Coronavirus
WHO underestimates the spread of the Coronavirus

The coronavirus probably has a stronger ability to spread than the World Health Organization has estimated.

Development of a new tularemia vaccine
Duration 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2025
Type of project Research project
Prostate cancer therapy for COVID-19
Duration 8 June 2020 until 31 May 2022
Type of project Research project
Biochemical Imaging Centre Umeå (BICU)
BICU is an interdisciplinary facility providing state-of-the-art imaging technology with affinity measurements
Research area: Infection biology
Flow@CliMi
Flow cytometry enables simultaneously analysis of cell surface bound as well as intracellular proteins and RNA expression on a single cell basis. I...
Umeå Centre for Comparative Biology (UCCB)
Biomedical research on experimental animals at Umeå University is organized within Umeå Centre for Comparative Biology (UCCB).
Umeå Centre for Electron Microscopy (UCEM)
UCEM is a joint resource for research and higher education in electron microscopy techniques.
Research area: Infection biology
Andrea Puhar lab
Endogenous danger signals in infection and inflammation - Andrea Puhar's lab
Research area: Infection biology
Andrei Chabes
dNTPs and maintenance of genome stability.
Anna Arnqvist
Mechanisms for stochastic and tightly controlled regulation of Helicobacter pylori adhesins.
Anna Överby Wernstedt
The Överby lab is focusing on different aspects of tick-borne encephalitis virus from molecular virology and host pathogen interactions to...
Research area: Infection biology
Barbara Sixt Group
Cell-autonomous immunity and bacterial evasion strategies
Research area: Infection biology
Bernt Eric Uhlin
Regulatory networks in commensal and pathogenic Escherichia coli
Research area: Infection biology
Björn Schröder lab
Gut microbiota and intestinal mucosal barrier function
Ellen Bushell Group
Molecular mechanisms of malaria parasite-host interactions
Research area: Infection biology
Felipe Cava Group
Bacterial cell wall composition and its contribution to long-standing and emerging infectious diseases
Research area: Infection biology
Hans Wolf-Watz Group
The Type III secretion system of pathogenic Yersinia
Research area: Infection biology
Johan Henriksson Group
Our group aims at integrating all known and hypothesized regulatory mechanisms about T cells in a single predictive model
Jonas Barandun Group
Visualizing unique molecular machines important for the infection process - Organism specific elements in universally conserved assemblies
Research area: Infection biology
Jörgen Johansson Group
Stress regulatory mechanisms and RNA-mediated regulation in the bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogen
Research area: Infection biology
Lars-Anders Carlson
Structure and mechanism of viral replication complexes
Linda Sandblad
use electron microscopy methods to study cytoskeleton structure, assembly and spatial organization in cells and bacteria
Maria Fällman group
Molecular mechanisms involved in bacterial persistence in host tissue
Research area: Infection biology
Oliver Billker
The Billker lab studies how different species of Plasmodium, the parasites that cause malaria, spread between a human or animal host and mosquitoes...
Sun Nyunt Wai
We aim to clarify mechanisms and pathways modulated by bacteria in host cells through release of protein, e.g. toxins, associated with membrane...
Research area: Infection biology
Sven Bergström group
Infection and virulence properties of Borrelia spirochetes, and the role of birds in the biology and ecology of tick-transmitted zoonoses
Research area: Infection biology
Thomas Borén
Helicobacter pylori, Adhesion and Patho-Adaptation.
Vasili Hauryliuk Group
Ribosome-associated factors involved in stress responses and antibiotic resistance
Research area: Infection biology
Åke Forsberg Group
Molecular mechanism of Type III secretion systems
Research area: Infection biology
Åsa Gylfe
Novel antibacterial strategies for treatment of Chlamydia
Research area: Infection biology