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Staff photo Barbara Sixt

Barbara Sixt


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Research fellow at Department of Molecular Biology
6K och 6L, Sjukhusområdet Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
Affiliated as research fellow at Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) Units: Research groups
6L, Institutionen för molekylärbiologi Institutionen för molekylärbiologi, 90187 Umeå

My lab strives to apply state-of-the-art tools in mo­lecular genetics, microscopic imaging, high-throughput screening, and next generation sequencing technology to uncover the hid­den protective potential of pathogen-suppressed cellular defense path­ways, to identify the mo­lecular determinants of host de­fense and pathogenic countermeasures, and to find means to disturb their balance to the ben­efit of the host. Our main experimental model is the interaction of human cells with the obligate intracellular bacterial pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis.

Further information can be found at our lab website at the MIMS website: Link to lab website.

Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science 2020, Vol. 369, (6506) : 936-942
Fluckiger, Aurelie; Daillere, Romain; Sassi, Mohamed; et al.
PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science 2019, Vol. 14, (11)
Filcek, Kimberly; Vielfort, Katarina; Muraleedharan, Samada; et al.
Cell Death and Differentiation, Nature Publishing Group 2019, Vol. 26, (8) : 1485-1500
Sixt, Barbara Susanne; Núñez-Otero, Carlos; Kepp, Oliver; et al.

Research groups

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Barbara Sixt Group