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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.

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Affiliation
Professor at Department of Molecular Biology Units: Research group Sun Nyunt Wai
Location
6K och 6L, Sjukhusområdet Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
Affiliation
Affiliated as professor at Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS)
Location
6L, Institutionen för molekylärbiologi Institutionen för molekylärbiologi, 90187 Umeå

My research aims to unravel mechanisms in the interaction between microbes and host cells to better understand the causes of infectious diseases and to find new opportunities to prevent and cure them. My research group has shown, among other things, how small membrane vesicles released from bacteria, affect host cells as they contain specific proteins and other macromolecules that can have an effect on the host's immune system and also the cellular signaling mechanisms that play a major role in tumor formation and cancer.

I am a member of the research consortium Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR), which constitutes the scientific environment where The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) was established. As a representative of MIMS, I have participated in international recruitments that are carried out within the framework of The Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine when new group leaders are linked to the various nodes in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Within MIMS, I have conducted research collaborations that have resulted in co-publications of scientific articles with several of the young group leaders Jörgen Johansson, Richard Lundmark, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Andrea Puhar.

2020
Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials, Springer 2020, Vol. 19
Karah, Nabil; Khalid, Fizza; Wai, Sun Nyunt; et al.
2020
International Journal of Cancer, John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 146, (6) : 1686-1699
Larsson, Per; Khaja, Azharuddin Sajid Syed; Semenas, Julius; et al.
2020
Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group 2020, Vol. 10, (1)
Löwenmark, Thyra; Löfgren Burström, Anna; Zingmark, Carl; et al.
2020
Environmental Microbiology, John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 22, (10) : 4409-4423
Seibt, Henrik; Aung, Kyaw Min; Ishikawa, Takahiko; et al.
2019
PLoS ONE, Public Library Science 2019, Vol. 14, (1)
Ahmad, Irfan; Karah, Nabil; Nadeem, Aftab; et al.
2019
Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group 2019, Vol. 9
Bitar, Aziz; Aung, Kyaw Min; Wai, Sun Nyunt; et al.
2019
Data in Brief, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 22 : 914-919
Cavanagh, Jorunn Pauline; Askarian, Fatemeh; Pain, Maria; et al.
2019
Journal of Proteomics, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 197 : 106-114
Cavanagh, Jorunn Pauline; Pain, Maria; Askarian, Fatemeh; et al.
2019
Journal of Oral Microbiology, Taylor & Francis 2019, Vol. 11, (1)
Lindholm, Mark; Aung, Kyaw Min; Wai, Sun Nyunt; et al.
2019
Journal of Proteomics, Vol. 195 : 33-40
Taheri, Nayyer; Fällman, Maria; Wai, Sun Nyunt; et al.
2018
Frontiers in Microbiology, Vol. 9
Askarian, Fatemeh; Lapek, John D., Jr.; Dongre, Mitesh; et al.
2018
mBio, American Society for Microbiology 2018, Vol. 9, (2)
Codemo, Mario; Muschiol, Sandra; Iovino, Federico; et al.
2018
Communications Biology, Springer Nature Publishing AG 2018, Vol. 1
Dongre, Mitesh; Singh, Bhupender; Aung, Kyaw Min; et al.
2018
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, FRONTIERS MEDIA SA 2018, Vol. 7
Jers, Carsten; Ravikumar, Vaishnavi; Lezyk, Mateusz; et al.
2018
Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers Media S.A. 2018, Vol. 9
Nakao, Ryoma; Myint, Si Lhyam; Wai, Sun Nyunt; et al.
2018
Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group 2018, Vol. 8
Taheri, Nayyer; Mahmud, A K M Firoj; Sandblad, Linda; et al.
2018
Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group 2018, Vol. 8
Vdovikova, Svitlana; Gilfillan, Siv; Wang, Shixiong; et al.
2018
Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group 2018, Vol. 8
Zhang, Zhen; Aung, Kyaw Min; Uhlin, Bernt Eric; et al.
2017
Microbial Pathogenesis, Vol. 105 : 177-184
Tobias, Joshua; Lebens, Michael; Wai, Sun Nyunt; et al.
2017
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, Frontiers Media S.A. 2017, Vol. 7
Vdovikova, Svitlana; Luhr, Morten; Szalai, Paula; et al.
2016
Journal of Innate Immunity, Vol. 8, (3) : 269-283
Aung, Kyaw Min; Sjöström, Annika E; von Pawel-Rammingen, Ulrich; et al.
2016
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Vol. 60, (3) : 1801-1818
Karah, Nabil; Dwibedi, Chinmay Kumar; Sjöström, Karin; et al.
2016
Infection and Immunity, Vol. 84, (5) : 1478-1490
Mondal, Ayan; Tapader, Rima; Chatterjee, Nabendu Sekhar; et al.
2016
mBio, Vol. 7, (6)
Resch, Ulrike; Tsatsaronis, James Anthony; Le Rhun, Anais; et al.
2016
Antibiotics, Vol. 5, (2)
Song, Tianyan; Duperthuy, Marylise; Wai, Sun Nyunt
2015
Trends in Microbiology, Vol. 23, (11) : 667-668
Duperthuy, Marylise; Uhlin, Bernt Eric; Wai, Sun Nyunt
2015
Protein Science, Vol. 24, (12) : 2076-2080
Edwin, Aaron; Persson, Cecilia; Mayzel, Maxim; et al.
2015
PLoS ONE, Vol. 10, (2)
Karah, Nabil; Samuelsen, Ørjan; Zarrilli, Raffaele; et al.
2015
Bioinformatics, Vol. 31, (6) : 933-939
Kim, Dae-Kyum; Lee, Jaewook; Kim, Sae Rom; et al.
2015
Scientific Reports, Vol. 5
Kunsmann, Lisa; Rueter, Christian; Bauwens, Andreas; et al.
2015
PLoS ONE, Vol. 10, (7)
Rompikuntal, Pramod K.; Vdovikova, Svitlana; Duperthuy, Marylise; et al.
2015
Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Elsevier 2015, Vol. 127, (0) : 182-191
Ruhal, Rohit; Antti, Henrik; Rzhepishevska, Olena; et al.
2015
RNA Biology, Vol. 12, (2) : 186-196
Sabharwal, Dharmesh; Song, Tianyan; Papenfort, Kai; et al.
2015
Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group 2015, Vol. 5
Sjöström, Annika E; Sandblad, Linda; Uhlin, Bernt Eric; et al.
2015
Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 17, (4) : 1152-1165
Vanhove, Audrey Sophie; Duperthuy, Marylise; Charriere, Guillaume M.; et al.
2014
Protein Expression and Purification, Elsevier 2014, Vol. 96 : 39-47
Edwin, Aaron; Grundström, Christin; Wai, Sun Nyunt; et al.
2014
PLoS ONE, Public library of science 2014, Vol. 9, (9)
Elluri, Sridhar; Enow Oben Ayuk, Constance; Vdovikova, Svitlana; et al.
2014
BMC Microbiology, BioMed Central 2014, Vol. 14 : 216-
Enow Oben Ayuk, Constance; Oscarsson, Jan; Zlatkov, Nikola; et al.
2014
PLoS ONE, PLOS 2014, Vol. 9, (7)
Song, Tianyan; Sabharwal, Dharmesh; Gurung, Jyoti Mohan; et al.
2014
Infection and Immunity, American Society for Microbiology Press 2014, Vol. 82, (10) : 4034-4046
Thay, Bernard; Damm, Anna; Kufer, Thomas; et al.
2014
International Journal of Medical Microbiology, Vol. 304, (8) : 1032-1037
Wieser, Andreas; Storz, Enno; Liegl, Gabriele; et al.
2014
Molecular Microbiology, John Wiley & Sons 2014, Vol. 91, (2) : 326-347
Yamamoto, Shouji; Mitobe, Jiro; Ishikawa, Takahiko; et al.
2013
BMC Microbiology, London, England: BioMed Central 2013, Vol. 13 : 96-
Bröms, Jeanette E.; Ishikawa, Takahiko; Wai, Sun N.; et al.
2013
Handbook of proteolytic enzymes: volume 1, Elsevier 2013 : 1219-1225
Dongre, Mitesh; Wai, Sun Nyunt
2013
PLoS Pathogens, Vol. 9, (10) : e1003620-
Duperthuy, Marylise; Sjöström, Annika E.; Sabharwal, Dharmesh; et al.
2013
FEBS Open Bio, Elsevier 2013, Vol. 3 : 263-270
Edwin, Aaron; Rompikuntal, Pramod; Björn, Erik; et al.
2013
International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Vol. 63, (11) : 4218-4223
Hedberg, Maria E.; Israelsson, Anne; Moore, Edward R. B.; et al.
2013
Nature, Vol. 496, (7446) : 508-512
Russell, Alistair B.; LeRoux, Michele; Hathazi, Krisztina; et al.
2013
PLoS ONE, Vol. 8, (1)
Thay, Bernard; Wai, Sun Nyunt; Oscarsson, Jan

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Sun Nyunt Wai