I have a PhD in biochemistry and am working as a senior research engineer in the group of Ronnie Berntsson. The research in our group focuses on Type 4 secretion systems in gram positive bacteria. These secretion systems are used by bacteria to transfer DNA: thereby spreading antibiotic resistance and virulence factors.
During my first 4 years at Umeå university, I have investigated the Fe-S cluster that is present in DNA polymerase epsilon (as a postdoc in the group of Erik Johansson). Prior to that, I studied proton transfer in a heme copper oxidase (during my Postdoc at Stockholm University) and during my PhD research I was involved in the discovery and initial characterization of ECF-type ABC transporters (in the membrane enzymology group at the University in Groningen, the Netherlands).