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Aftab Nadeem

Research fellow at the Department of Molecular Biology investigating the role of bacterial pore-forming toxins in the pathogenesis of the host.

Albina Waithaka
Alexander Glotov
Alexandra Berg
Allison Churcher
Andrea Puhar
Anna Fahlgren
Anna Gharibyan

Study counsellor for Bachelor's Programme in Life Science and Master's Programme in Molecular Biology (studycounsellor.molbiol@umu.se)

Anna-Mia Johansson
Annika Berglund
Annika Gärden
Aparna Biswas

I am doing PhD in molecular biology and PhD thesis is focused on predicting experimental evolution of biofilm mutants for different Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains. 

Arjun Balakrishnan
Atin Sharma

Atin is a SSMF postdoc in Andrea Puhar's group. He is a molecular biologist trying to understand what makes an intracellular bacterium such a successful pathogen.

Barbara Sixt

My research focuses on cell-autonomous immunity and bacterial evasion strategies

Barbro Nylén
Björn Schröder

My research focuses on the interaction between diet, gut microbiota and mucosal barrier function.

Changchun Chen
Christine Wegler
Christopher Karlsson
Debra L Milton

I am the national director for the National Doctoral Programme in Infections and Antibiotics, NDPIA, and I am a group leader studying infection biology at the Department of Molecular Biology.

Devendra Kumar Maurya
Devi Prasad
Dharmender Kumar
Divya Das
Dominik Fischer
Duarte João Neves Guerreiro

Postdoctoral fellow in Jörgen Johansson's group. Duarte investigates structural changes of RNA and the impact on the regulation of virulence in Staphylococcus aureus.


Eirini Antoniou
Ellen Bushell

MiMS group leader and malaria researcher interested in parasite-host interactions.

Emil Bayat
Emilia Johansson
Emilio Bueno

I study adaptations of pathogenic bacteria to adverse environments.

I am Manager of Umeå Hypoxic Research Facility, UHRF.

Eric Toh
Fabiola Puertolas Balint

Pharmacist, currently working as a PhD student in PI Björn Schröder´s research group.

Felicia Hamrin
Felipe Cava

I am a group leader at MIMS and researching the cell walls of bacteria.

I am Director of Umeå Hypoxic Research Facility, UHRF.

Francesca Aguilo

My research is about RNA-based gene regulation of cell fate and breast cance.

Fredrik Sörensen
Ganeshwari Dhurve
Gözde Türköz

Postdoc in Barabara Sixt’s group. Gözde investigates and characterizes the factors and pathways that are important for the interaction of Chlamydia trachomatis with its host cells.

Hanna Eriksson
Henrik Lindehell
Inés Hernandez Crego
Ingela Nilsson
Ionut Sebastian Mihai

I am a phD student at the industrial Doctoral School.

Jan Larsson

I am a professor of genetics and my research is focused on understanding the meaning and function of chromosomes to organize the genome and to make it function properly.

Javier Avila-Carino
Jeanette Tångrot
Jennica Sandberg
Jenny Persson

Our study is focused on studying cancer metastasis and developing targeted drugs. 

Jing Wang
Johan Henriksson

I am a researcher in T-cell biology and development of new methods (bioinformatics algorithms and wet lab protocols), with special emphasis on immunotherapy and CAR T cells.

Johan Holmberg

Our research is focused on neuroblastoma, a form of cancer that predominantly affects young children.

Jyoti Mohan Gurung

I am a post-doctoral fellow in the group of Matthew S Francis. My research is focused on understanding the assembly mechanisms of the type III secretion system (T3SS).

Kai Ehrenbolger
Karolis Vaitkevicius
Karsten Meier

Karsten is a PhD student in Barabara Sixt lab. He works with identifying virulence factors that enable Chlamydia bacteria to evade the immune response of the host cell.

Katarina Vielfort
Katharina Wulff

Katharina Wulff studies the physiological mechanisms of mammalian timing behaviour from infancy to adulthood and the way in which biological clocks exploit daylight to entrain to the environment. 

Kemal Avican
Kristina Nilsson
Lana Jachmann

PhD student in the Barbara Sixt group at the Department of Molecular Biology and MIMS.

Lars Nilsson
Laura Alvarez
Lena Svensson
Leon Jona Schierholz
Lewis Murugu
Leyden Fernández
Lina Helgesson
Longjun Pu

Longjun is a PhD student in Changchun Chen's group.

Lucia Perez Jimenez

PhD student in André Mateus lab since September 2022. Focused on identifying protein function and drug targets in gut microbiome species using functional proteomics and structural approaches.

Marek Wilczynski
Mari Norgren
Maria Fällman

Our research aims at understanding molecular mechanisms behind the ability of bacteria to adapt to different environments.

Maria Ivanova
Maria Kim
Maria Lopez Chiloeches

I am a postdoc in molecular biology working on host-pathogen interaction.

Maria Westling
Mariam Amin
Marta Nieckarz

Marta Nieckarz is a postdoctor in Felipe Cava's group focusing on cell wall biology and environmental adaptation strategies of pathogens capable of residing inside eukaryotic cells.

Martin Selinger
Martina Paoletta

I am a postdoc in Ellen Bushell's graoup. My project is focused on the characterization of the exportome of the parasite Plasmodium causing malaria.

Martuza Sarwar
Matthew Francis

Research: Understanding the physiology and pathogenesis of bacteria

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

Michael Gilmore
Milica Milivojevic
Moa Lundkvist
Mohammed Rizwan Babu Sait

I am postdoc in Barbara Sixt lab working on deciphering host cell death programs activated during infection with Chlamydia trachomatis mutants.

Natarsha Bates

(she/they) Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Design and Molecular Biology at Umeå Institute of Design, Department of Molecular Biology & Um...Arts

Nattawan Suwannakul
Nikola Zlatkov Kolev
Nina Norgren
Nora Lehotai

Communications officer and project coordinator for at The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden, MIMS, and communications officer for the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. 

Oliver Billker

My research is about genome scale approaches to understand the biology of malaria parasites and how they interact with the mosquitoes that transmit them.

Oytun Sarigöz
Palwasha Baryalai

I am a PhD student in the Sun Nyunt Wai group. My research focuses on understanding the role of outer membrane vesicle-associated proteases in bacterial pathogenesis.


Paula Petronela Groza
Peter Lind

Forecasting experimental evolution of biofilm formation and antibiotic resistance

Rachel Feeney

PhD student in Björn Schröder's research group

Raiyan Ibrahim
Ramón Cervantes-Rivera
Ronan Connor
Sandhya Malla
Sandra Holmberg

Sandra is a PhD student in Björn Schröder's research group.

Saskia Erttmann
Sonja Viljamaa

Project coordinator at The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS)

Sophia Hernandez
Sophie Tronnet

Postdoc in Andrea Puhar’s group. Her research interests focus on molecular biology, library screening and metabolomics.

Subhamita Maitra
Sun Nyunt Wai

Sun Nyunt Wai is Professor of Medical Microbial Pathogenesis and conducts research on the properties of pathogenic bacteria at the molecular level.

Supapit Wongkuna

I am a postdoctoral researcher in Björn O. Schröder group with a focus on gut microbiota and intestinal mucosal barrier function.

Tatiana Kan
Teresa Frisan

Teresa Frisan, PhD, is Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology at Umeå University, actively involved in research and in teaching within the frame of undergraduate programs.

Teresa Tiensuu
Thanat Chookajorn
Thorey Jonsdottir

Thorey is a postdoc in the Ellen Bushell lab. She studies the asexual blood stage of the rodent malaria parasite Plasmodium berghei and new techniques for gene modification.

Tilman Tietz
Ulf Persson
Ummehan Avican

I am a senior research engineer in Maria Fällman's group working on in vivo transcriptomics of Salmonella Typhimurium.

Verena Kohler

With our research we aim to understand the interconnections between ageing and proteostasis, focussing on intracellular communication pathways.

Vicky Shingler

I am full professor and studying environmental signal sensing and integration.

Victor Pinedo
Vikash Pandey
Viktor Skog
Viktoria Vedin
Yashraj Chavhan

Research interests: The evolution of multicellularity; phenotypic plasticity; mutational bias; evolutionary forecasts; fitness trade-offs

Yngve Östberg
Yuri Schwartz