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Matthew Francis

Research: Understanding the physiology and pathogenesis of bacteria

Education: Director of undergraduate education at the Department of Molecular Biology

Works at

Affiliation
Professor at Department of Molecular Biology Units: Research group Matthew Francis Role: Deputy head of department
Location
6K och 6L, Sjukhusområdet, 6L-145 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

The research in Matthew Francis lab seeks to understand mechanisms through which bacteria preserve biological function when exposed to toxic environments to ensure their continued growth and survival. 

Biography

In 1990, Matthew Francis graduated from Adelaide University with an Honours degree of Bachelor of Science majoring in Microbiology, Genetics and Biochemistry. This was followed in 1997 with the completion of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in the subject bacterial pathogenesis.

During the period 1997 to 2001 he undertook postdoctoral research training at Umeå University. In 2002, he started his own independent research team at Umeå University with support from a Swedish Research Council junior investigator starting grant. In 2007 he gained tenure as an associate professor in prokaryotic molecular genetics at Umeå University, and has since been promoted to professor in 2016.

For several years Matthew Francis has been involved in undergraduate teaching within the areas of bacterial infection biology, genetics and gene expression. He is currently the director of undergraduate education at the Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University.

Microbiology, Microbiology Society 2021, Vol. 167, (1)
Fei, Keke; Chao, Hong-Jun; Hu, Yangbo; et al.
mBio, American Society for Microbiology (ASM) 2021, Vol. 12, (3)
Fei, Keke; Yan, Huan; Zeng, Xiaoyan; et al.
Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group 2020, Vol. 10
Gahlot, Dharmender K; Taheri, Nayyer; Mahato, Dhani Ram; et al.
Pathogenic Yersinia: methods and protocols, New York, NY, U.S.A.: Humana Press 2019 : 211-229
Costa, Tiago; Francis, Monika K.; Farag, Salah; et al.
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, Frontiers Media S.A. 2019, Vol. 9 : 1-5
Francis, Matthew S; Auerbuch, Victoria
Virulence, Taylor & Francis Group 2019, Vol. 10, (1) : 37-57
Thanikkal, Edvin J.; Kumar Gahlot, Dharmender; Liu, Junfa; et al.
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, Frontiers Research Foundation 2018, Vol. 8
Gurung, Jyoti M.; Amer, Ayad; Francis, Monika; et al.
Type 3 secretion systems: methods and protocols, Humana Press 2017 : 11-31
Francis, Matthew S; Amer, Ayad A A; Milton, Debra; et al.
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, Vol. 6
Amer, Ayad; Gurung, Jyoti; Costa, Tiago; et al.
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, Frontiers Media S.A 2016, Vol. 6
Chen, Shiyun; Thompson, Karl; Francis, Matthew S
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, Vol. 6
Ekestubbe, Sofie; Bröms, Jeanette E.; Edgren, Tomas; et al.
Environmental Microbiology, John Wiley & Sons 2015, Vol. 17, (4) : 1219-1233
Li, Yunlong; Hu, Yangbo; Francis, Matthew; et al.
Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 17, (4) : 1219-1233
Li, Yunlong; Hu, Yangbo; Francis, Matthew S.; et al.
Molecular Microbiology, John Wiley & Sons 2014, Vol. 91, (3) : 494-507
Li, Yunlong; Li, Lamei; Huang, Li; et al.
FEBS Letters, Vol. 588, (10) : 1961-1966
Lu, Pei; Zhang, Yong; Hu, Yangbo; et al.
PLOS ONE, San Francisco: Public Library of Science 2013, Vol. 8, (10)
Amer, Ayad; Costa, Tiago; Farag, Salah; et al.
Cellular Microbiology, Wiley-Blackwell 2013, Vol. 15, (7) : 1088-1110
Costa, Tiago; Amer, Ayad; Farag, Salah; et al.
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, Frontiers Media S.A. 2013, Vol. 3, (51) : 1-2
Francis, Matthew
Infection and Immunity, Washington: American Society for Microbiology 2013, Vol. 81, (7) : 2296-2308
Obi, Ikenna; Francis, Matthew
Infection, Genetics and Evolution, Elsevier 2012, Vol. 12, (8) : 1729-1742
Costa, Tiago R. D.; Amer, Ayad A. A.; Fällman, Maria; et al.
Research in Microbiology, Elsevier: 2012, Vol. 163, (8) : 518-530
Liu, Junfa; Thanikkal, Edvin; Obi, Ikenna; et al.
BMC Research Notes, BioMed Central 2012, Vol. 5, (1) : 536-
Thanikkal, Edvin; Mangu, Jagadish; Francis, Matthew
Journal of Bacteriology, American Society for Microbiology 2011, Vol. 193, (23) : 6683-6700
Amer, Ayad; Åhlund, Monika; Bröms, Jeanette; et al.
Stress response in pathogenic bacteria, United Kingdom: CAB International 2011 : 185-220
Francis, Matthew
PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science 2011, Vol. 6, (8) : e23314-
Liu, Junfa; Obi, Ikenna R; Thanikkal, Edvin J; et al.
Biochemical Journal, United Kingdom: Portland Press Limited 2011, Vol. 439, (2) : 321-332
Obi, Ikenna; Nordfelth, Roland; Francis, Matthew
PLOS ONE, San Francisco: Public Library of Science 2011, Vol. 6, (2) : e16784-
Thorslund, Sara E; Edgren, Tomas; Pettersson, Jonas; et al.
Journal of Biological Chemistry, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2010, Vol. 285, (33) : 25269-25284
Costa, Tiago R D; Edqvist, Petra J; Bröms, Jeanette E; et al.
Handbook of molecular chaperones: roles, structures and mechanisms, New York: Nova Science Publishers 2010 : 79-148
Francis, Matthew S
Biochemical Journal, Portland Press 2010, Vol. 427, (2) : 217-224
Yasmin, Lubna; Veesenmeyer, Jeffrey L; Diaz, Maureen H; et al.
International Journal of Medical Microbiology, Elsevier 2008, Vol. 298, (3-4) : 183-192
Aili, Margareta; Isaksson, Elin L; Carlsson, Sara E; et al.
J Bacteriol
Bröms, Jeanette E; Francis, Matthew S; Forsberg, Ake
Infect Immun, Vol. 75, (8) : 3913-24
Carlsson, Katrin E; Liu, Junfa; Edqvist, Petra J; et al.
Infect Immun, Vol. 75, (9) : 4386-99
Carlsson, Katrin E; Liu, Junfa; Edqvist, Petra J; et al.
Microbes and infection, Vol. 9, (2) : 224-233
Edqvist, Petra J; Aili, Margareta; Liu, Junfa; et al.
EMBO Journal, Vol. 26, (3) : 902-913
Ottmann, Christian; Yasmin, Lubna; Weyand, Michael; et al.
FEMS Microbiol Lett, Vol. 256, (1) : 57-66
Bröms, Jeanette E; Edqvist, Petra J; Forsberg, Ake; et al.
Molecular Microbiology, Vol. 59, (1) : 31-44
Edqvist, Petra J; Bröms, Jeanette E; Betts, Helen J; et al.
The FEBS Journal, Vol. 273, (3) : 638-646
Yasmin, Lubna; Jansson, Anna L; Panahandeh, Tooba; et al.
Journal of Bacteriology, American Society for Microbiology 2005, Vol. 187, (22) : 7738-7752
Bröms, Jeanette E; Edqvist, Petra J; Carlsson, Katrin E; et al.
Cellular Microbiology, ASM Press, Washington, D.C. 2004 : 362-392
Francis, Matthew S; Schesser, Kurt; Forsberg, Åke; et al.
Journal of Bacteriology, Vol. 186, (13) : 4110-4123
Olsson, Jan; Edqvist, Petra J; Bröms, Jeanette E; et al.
Microbiology, Microbiology Society Journals 2003, Vol. 149, (9) : 2615-2626
Bröms, Jeanette; Forslund, Anna-Lena; Forsberg, Åke; et al.
Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 188, (12) : 1909-1921
Bröms, Jeanette; Forslund, Anna-Lena; Forsberg, Åke; et al.
Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 188, (2) : 239-249
Bröms, Jeanette; Sundin, Charlotta; Francis, Matthew; et al.
Cellular Microbiology, Blackwell Publishing 2003, Vol. 5, (1) : 53-64
Deleuil, Fabienne; Mogemark, Lena; Francis, Matthew S; et al.
FEMS Microbiology Letters, Vol. 223, (1) : 53-60
Pallen, Mark J; Francis, Matthew S; Fütterer, Klaus
Current Opinion in Microbiology, Vol. 5, (2) : 166-172
Francis, Matthew S; Wolf-Watz, Hans; Forsberg, Ake

Research groups

Head of research
Matthew Francis Lab