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Marta Bally


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Assistant professor at Department of Clinical Microbiology
6F och 6M, Universitetssjukhuset by 6 o 24 Umeå universitet, 901 85 Umeå
Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Fellow – Virus -membrane interactions

The complex and dynamic nature of the plasma membrane is essential for the multitude of physiological processes that occur at the cell surface. The viral infectious cycle begins and ends with cell surface interactions, from finding the target cell for infection to the escape of viral progeny. Thus, understanding the mechanisms that underlie how viruses interact with the cell surface is essential to designing viral therapies. My group utilizes a multidisciplinary approach based on the combination of in vitro cell-surface mimics of varying complexity and live-cell microscopy to elucidate these mechanisms. In particular, my group is currently focused on the mechanisms modulating the binding and release of Herpes Simplex Virus from cell-surface carbohydrates. Additionally, we are developing and implementing bioanalytical assays to detect, sort, and characterize viruses on the single particle level in order to better understand the role of population heterogeneity in viral populations. Finally, we are also developing biosensor platforms for the testing of anti-viral drugs.

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BMC Biology, BioMed Central 2021, Vol. 19, (1)
Alqabandi, Maryam; de Franceschi, Nicola; Maity, Sourav; et al.
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Bally, Marta; Block, Stephan; Höök, Fredrik; et al.
Mucosal Immunology, Springer Nature 2021, Vol. 14, (2) : 523-536
Bernasconi, Valentina; Norling, Karin; Gribonika, Inta; et al.
Cells, MDPI 2021, Vol. 10, (7)
Kirui, Jared; Abidine, Yara; Lenman, Annasara; et al.
PLoS Pathogens, Public Library of Science 2021, Vol. 17, (3)
Nadeem, Aftab; Alam, Athar; Toh, Eric; et al.
Viruses, MDPI 2021, Vol. 13, (5)
Trybala, Edward; Peerboom, Nadia; Adamiak, Beata; et al.
Langmuir, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2020, Vol. 36, (33) : 9693-9700
Joemetsa, Silver; Joyce, Paul; Lubart, Quentin; et al.
Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP, Royal Society of Chemistry 2020, Vol. 22, (16) : 8781-8790
Lubart, Quentin; Hannestad, Jonas K.; Pace, Hudson; et al.
Biophysical Journal, Cell Press 2020, Vol. 118, (3) : 348A-349A
Lubart, Quentin; Levin, Sune; Block, Stephan; et al.
Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vol. 295, (47) : 15974-15987
Rimkute, Inga; Thorsteinsson, Konrad; Henricsson, Marcus; et al.
Analytical Chemistry, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2020, Vol. 92, (23) : 15336-15343
Thorsteinsson, Konrad; Olsén, Erik; Schmidt, Eneas; et al.
European Biophysics Journal, Springer 2019, Vol. 48 : S41-S41
Bally, Marta
ACS Chemical Biology, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2019, Vol. 14, (3) : 534-542
Delguste, Martin; Peerboom, Nadia; Le Brun, Gregoire; et al.
Frontiers in Chemistry, Frontiers Media S.A. 2019, Vol. 7
Emilsson, Gustav; Röder, Evelyn; Malekian, Bita; et al.
Acs Infectious Diseases, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2018, Vol. 4, (6) : 944-953
Peerboom, Nadia; Schmidt, Eneas; Trybala, Edward; et al.

Research groups

Head of research
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