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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

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

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.

Molecules that trick viruses into attaching

Emil Johansson makes molecules that bind to viruses and block them from infecting cells and causing disease.

Umeå researchers in major US initiative to combat antibiotic resistance

Fredrik Almqvist's research group assists with design and synthesis of new antibacterial substances.

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

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

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

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

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
Pollination ecology
Research area: Ecology, Infection biology
Duration 1 June 2017
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
Chemical Biology Consortium Sweden
CBCS coordinates, and makes available, a powerful and integrated platform for the discovery, development and utilization of small molecules and...
Computational Analytics Support Platform (CASP)
CASP supports researchers understand complex biological systems via the use of data-driven modelling tools.
Computional Life Science Cluster (CLiC)
CLiC is the bioinformatics Core Facility at Umeå University, Sweden
Flow cytometry enables simultaneously analysis of cell surface bound as well as intracellular proteins and RNA expression on a single cell basis. I...
This infrastructure is based on a number of spectrometers (360-850 MHz) and provides support for analysis of a wide variety of biological samples...
Swedish Metabolomics Centre Umeå
SMC is specialized on use of MS-based methods for the analysis of metabolites in different biological systems
Research area: Infection biology
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
Anders Sjöstedt
Type VI secretion system of Francisella tularensis –  elucidation of its structure and assembly control.
Research area: Infection biology
Andrea Puhar lab
Endogenous danger signals in infection and inflammation - Andrea Puhar's lab
Research area: Infection biology
Anna Arnqvist Lab
We study mechanisms for stochastic and tightly controlled regulation of Helicobacter pylori adhesins.
Anna Linusson Lab
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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
Anne-Marie Fors Connolly
Puumala Orthohantavirus causes Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), in Sweden known as “Sorkfeber”. The disease is characterized by low...
Research area: Infection biology
Barbara Sixt Group
Cell-autonomous immunity and bacterial evasion strategies
Research area: Infection biology
Bernt Eric Uhlin Lab
Regulatory networks in commensal and pathogenic Escherichia coli
Research area: Infection biology
Birgitta Evengård
I came to Umeå University as professor of infectious disease in 2007 leaving a professorship of clinical parasitology at the Karolinska Institute....
Research area: Infection biology
Björn Schröder lab
Gut microbiota and intestinal mucosal barrier function
Christian Hedberg Lab
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Constantin Urban Lab
Our group is interested in the basic processes of infections with pathogenic fungi.
Research area: Infection biology
Debra Milton Group
Bacterial small-talk
Research area: Infection biology
Elisabeth Sauer-Eriksson Lab
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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
Fredrik Almqvist Lab
Method development and synthesis of molecules used for treatment of infectious and neurodegenerative diseases.
Gisa Gerold Lab
Virus entry into cells: host protein networks guiding virus infection and how we can block them.
Research area: Infection biology
Hans Wolf-Watz Group
The Type III secretion system of pathogenic Yersinia
Research area: Infection biology
Ignacio Mir-Sanchis Lab
Our group studies antimicrobial resistance - phage therapy.
Joacim Rocklöv Lab
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Research area: Infection biology
Johan Henriksson Lab
Our group aims at integrating all 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
Jürgen Schleucher Lab
A biophysical approach to study climate change.
Jörgen Johansson Lab
Stress regulatory mechanisms and RNA-mediated regulation in the bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogen.
Research area: Infection biology
Karina Persson Lab
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Lars-Anders Carlson Lab
Our group studies 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
Madeleine Ramstedt Lab
Our group studies interactions between bacteria and materials.
Magnus Evander Lab
We study viruses that are transmitted from animals or mosquitoes. Also, we develop antiviral drugs.
Research area: Infection biology
Maria Fällman group
Molecular mechanisms involved in bacterial persistence in host tissue
Research area: Infection biology
Marta Bally Lab
Our research is about virus-membrane interactions.
Research area: Infection biology
Mattias Forsell
Translational B cell immunology: Activation of the humoral immune system and subsequent production of neutralizing antibodies is a key player for...
Research area: Infection biology
Mikael Elofsson lab
Using a chemistry based multidisciplinary approach we explore various aspects of bacterial virulence.
Research area: Infection biology
Nasim Sabouri
Maintenance of genome integrity by DNA helicases.
Nicklas Strömberg Lab
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Research area: Infection biology
Niklas Arnberg Lab
The research team studies the molecular mechanisms that lead to virus entry into host cells. A detailed understanding of this process is needed to...
Research area: Infection biology
Oliver Billker Lab
The group investigates how malaria parasites reproduce in mosquitoes and get transmitted.
Peter Lind Group
Exploring the limits of evolutionary forecasting using bacterial populations
Research area: Infection biology
Richard Lundmark Lab
The research group studies membrane sculpting machineries.
Ronnie Berntsson Lab
The group studies structural biology of type 4 secretion systems.
Sun Nyunt Wai Lab
Exploring modulation of host cell signaling mediated by secreted bacterial factors.
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.
Tor Ny Lab
Currently, we work mainly on the role of plasminogen in wound healing.
Ulrich von Pawel-Rammingen Group
Streptococcal IgG degrading proteases: Important virulence factors and biotechnological tools
Research area: Infection biology
Uwe Sauer Lab
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Research area: Infection biology
Vasili Hauryliuk Group
The group studies ibosome-associated factors involved in stress responses and antibiotic resistance
Research area: Infection biology
Victoria Shingler Lab
We do research about bacterial signal-sensing and Integration.
Research area: Infection biology
Ya-Fang Mei Lab
Our reserach group study novel oncolytic adenovirus 11p vectors in the treatment of human solid tumors
Research area: Infection biology
Yaowen Wu Lab
Chemical and chemo-optogenetic approach on autophagy and membrane trafficking regulated by small GTPases.
Research area: Infection biology
Åke Forsberg Group
Molecular mechanism of Type III secretion systems
Research area: Infection biology
Åsa Gylfe Lab
We research about novel antibacterial strategies for treatment of Chlamydia.
Research area: Infection biology