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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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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.

Journal of Cell Science, The Company of Biologists 2021, Vol. 134, (5)
Corkery, Dale; Nadeem, Aftab; Aung, Kyaw Min; et al.
Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, Frontiers Media S.A. 2021, Vol. 7
Joshi, Bishnu; Singh, Bhupender; Nadeem, Aftab; et al.
Infection, Genetics and Evolution, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 90
Karah, Nabil; Wai, Sun Nyunt; Uhlin, Bernt Eric
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - General Subjects, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 1865, (7)
Myint, Si Lhyam; Zlatkov, Nikola; Aung, Kyaw Min; et al.
PLoS Pathogens, Public Library of Science 2021, Vol. 17, (3)
Nadeem, Aftab; Alam, Athar; Toh, Eric; et al.
International Journal of Cancer, John Wiley & Sons 2021, Vol. 149, (2) : 442-459
Nadeem, Aftab; Aung, Kyaw Min; Ray, Tanusree; et al.
FEMS Microbiology Reviews, Oxford University Press 2021, Vol. 45, (2)
Zlatkov, Nikola; Nadeem, Aftab; Uhlin, Bernt Eric; et al.
Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials, Springer 2020, Vol. 19
Karah, Nabil; Khalid, Fizza; Wai, Sun Nyunt; et al.
International Journal of Cancer, John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 146, (6) : 1686-1699
Larsson, Per; Khaja, Azharuddin Sajid Syed; Semenas, Julius; et al.
Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group 2020, Vol. 10, (1)
Löwenmark, Thyra; Löfgren Burström, Anna; Zingmark, Carl; et al.
Environmental Microbiology, John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 22, (10) : 4409-4423
Seibt, Henrik; Aung, Kyaw Min; Ishikawa, Takahiko; et al.
PLOS ONE, Public Library Science 2019, Vol. 14, (1)
Ahmad, Irfan; Karah, Nabil; Nadeem, Aftab; et al.
Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group 2019, Vol. 9
Bitar, Aziz; Aung, Kyaw Min; Wai, Sun Nyunt; et al.
Data in Brief, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 22 : 914-919
Cavanagh, Jorunn Pauline; Askarian, Fatemeh; Pain, Maria; et al.
Journal of Proteomics, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 197 : 106-114
Cavanagh, Jorunn Pauline; Pain, Maria; Askarian, Fatemeh; et al.
Journal of Oral Microbiology, Taylor & Francis 2019, Vol. 11, (1)
Lindholm, Mark; Aung, Kyaw Min; Wai, Sun Nyunt; et al.
Journal of Proteomics, Vol. 195 : 33-40
Taheri, Nayyer; Fällman, Maria; Wai, Sun Nyunt; et al.
Frontiers in Microbiology, Vol. 9
Askarian, Fatemeh; Lapek, John D., Jr.; Dongre, Mitesh; et al.
mBio, American Society for Microbiology 2018, Vol. 9, (2)
Codemo, Mario; Muschiol, Sandra; Iovino, Federico; et al.
Communications Biology, Springer Nature Publishing AG 2018, Vol. 1
Dongre, Mitesh; Singh, Bhupender; Aung, Kyaw Min; et al.
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, FRONTIERS MEDIA SA 2018, Vol. 7
Jers, Carsten; Ravikumar, Vaishnavi; Lezyk, Mateusz; et al.
Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers Media S.A. 2018, Vol. 9
Nakao, Ryoma; Myint, Si Lhyam; Wai, Sun Nyunt; et al.
Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group 2018, Vol. 8
Taheri, Nayyer; Mahmud, A K M Firoj; Sandblad, Linda; et al.
Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group 2018, Vol. 8
Vdovikova, Svitlana; Gilfillan, Siv; Wang, Shixiong; et al.
Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group 2018, Vol. 8
Zhang, Zhen; Aung, Kyaw Min; Uhlin, Bernt Eric; et al.
Microbial Pathogenesis, Vol. 105 : 177-184
Tobias, Joshua; Lebens, Michael; Wai, Sun Nyunt; et al.
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, Frontiers Media S.A. 2017, Vol. 7
Vdovikova, Svitlana; Luhr, Morten; Szalai, Paula; et al.
Journal of Innate Immunity, Vol. 8, (3) : 269-283
Aung, Kyaw Min; Sjöström, Annika E; von Pawel-Rammingen, Ulrich; et al.
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Vol. 60, (3) : 1801-1818
Karah, Nabil; Dwibedi, Chinmay Kumar; Sjöström, Karin; et al.
Infection and Immunity, Vol. 84, (5) : 1478-1490
Mondal, Ayan; Tapader, Rima; Chatterjee, Nabendu Sekhar; et al.
mBio, Vol. 7, (6)
Resch, Ulrike; Tsatsaronis, James Anthony; Le Rhun, Anais; et al.
Antibiotics, Vol. 5, (2)
Song, Tianyan; Duperthuy, Marylise; Wai, Sun Nyunt
Trends in Microbiology, Vol. 23, (11) : 667-668
Duperthuy, Marylise; Uhlin, Bernt Eric; Wai, Sun Nyunt
Protein Science, Vol. 24, (12) : 2076-2080
Edwin, Aaron; Persson, Cecilia; Mayzel, Maxim; et al.
PLOS ONE, Vol. 10, (2)
Karah, Nabil; Samuelsen, Ørjan; Zarrilli, Raffaele; et al.
Bioinformatics, Vol. 31, (6) : 933-939
Kim, Dae-Kyum; Lee, Jaewook; Kim, Sae Rom; et al.
Scientific Reports, Vol. 5
Kunsmann, Lisa; Rueter, Christian; Bauwens, Andreas; et al.
PLOS ONE, Vol. 10, (7)
Rompikuntal, Pramod K.; Vdovikova, Svitlana; Duperthuy, Marylise; et al.
Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Elsevier 2015, Vol. 127, (0) : 182-191
Ruhal, Rohit; Antti, Henrik; Rzhepishevska, Olena; et al.
RNA Biology, Vol. 12, (2) : 186-196
Sabharwal, Dharmesh; Song, Tianyan; Papenfort, Kai; et al.
Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group 2015, Vol. 5
Sjöström, Annika E; Sandblad, Linda; Uhlin, Bernt Eric; et al.
Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 17, (4) : 1152-1165
Vanhove, Audrey Sophie; Duperthuy, Marylise; Charriere, Guillaume M.; et al.
Protein Expression and Purification, Elsevier 2014, Vol. 96 : 39-47
Edwin, Aaron; Grundström, Christin; Wai, Sun Nyunt; et al.
PLOS ONE, Public library of science 2014, Vol. 9, (9)
Elluri, Sridhar; Enow Oben Ayuk, Constance; Vdovikova, Svitlana; et al.
BMC Microbiology, BioMed Central 2014, Vol. 14 : 216-
Enow Oben Ayuk, Constance; Oscarsson, Jan; Zlatkov, Nikola; et al.
PLOS ONE, PLOS 2014, Vol. 9, (7)
Song, Tianyan; Sabharwal, Dharmesh; Gurung, Jyoti Mohan; et al.
Infection and Immunity, American Society for Microbiology Press 2014, Vol. 82, (10) : 4034-4046
Thay, Bernard; Damm, Anna; Kufer, Thomas; et al.
International Journal of Medical Microbiology, Vol. 304, (8) : 1032-1037
Wieser, Andreas; Storz, Enno; Liegl, Gabriele; et al.
Molecular Microbiology, John Wiley & Sons 2014, Vol. 91, (2) : 326-347
Yamamoto, Shouji; Mitobe, Jiro; Ishikawa, Takahiko; et al.

Research groups

Head of research
Sun Nyunt Wai Lab