June 2022: Danae, Marita and Morten will present work from the group at International Conference on Bacilli and Gram-positive conference in Prague.
March 2022: Our paper on the novel staphylococcal morphology determinant SmdA has been published in mBio!
January 2022: Sara Arbulu started as a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow in the lab. She will work on the project BOB, where she will study how oral streptococcal pathogens form biofilms and how bacteriocins and bacteriocin immunity genes contribute to this process. Welcome, Sara!
January 2022: Anne Ohren Nordraak started her master thesis work this week on antibiotics and bovine mastitis pathogens. Welcome and good luck!
December 2021: Ine Storaker Myrbråten successfully defended her PhD Friday December 17th!! Congratulations on your PhD Ine!!
November 2021: A new preprint from the lab on a novel cell division factor in Staphylococcus aureus. The preprint on the function of SmdA can be accessed here.
November 2021: Ragnhild Sødal Gjennestad started her PhD on antibiotic resistance in pneumococci. Welcome and good luck!
October 2021: New paper from collaboration with Laboratory of Microbial Gene Technology: discovery and characterization of a new bacteriocin - ubericin K - produced by a bacterium isolated from raw milk.
- September 2021: New preprint where we made a small contribution in collaboration with Marie Yang's team at Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool:
August 2021: Maria Disen Barbuti started her PhD at MolMik this week. She will work on cell division in staphylococci. Good luck!
August 2021: Rebekka, Ingrid, Vilde, Jennie and Tiril started their master degrees work in the lab this week. Good luck!
August 2021: New paper on a novel cell cycle regulator in bacteria publised in Nature Microbiology. We are very happy to take part in this collaboration with the Veening lab and others!
July 2021: We contributed to this work on a novel antimicrobial combination to treat MRSA by LMG: Synergistic activity of micrococcin P1 and antibiotics to treat MRSA in a murine skin infection wound model, published in Frontiers in Immunology.
June 2021: Henriette Olsen, Anna Teigen Schultheiss, Marie Leangen Herigstad and Maria Disen Barbuti all successfully defended their master theses this month!! Congratulations all with your master degrees!
June 2021: Marcus will do a summer internship in the lab to study transformation in pneumococci. Welcome!
March 2021: Check out our microreview on the functions of class A penicillin-binding proteins published in Molecular Microbiology: Class A PBPs: it is time to rethink traditional paradigms.
February 2021: Our paper on EloR and MltG in Streptoocccus pneumoniae is now published in Journal of Bacteriology.
January 2021: We have a new review paper on challenges and treatment strategies of staphylococcal biofilms published in Antibiotics (together with Laboratory of Microbial Gene Technology).
December 2020: Daniel's project on pneumococcal penicillin resistance was funded by Research Council of Norway (FRIPRO - Researcher project for Scientific Renewal)! Congratulations!
December 2020: New preprint online - EloR interacts with the lytic transglycosylase MltG at midcell in Streptococcus pneumoniae R6
October 2020: New paper in mBio, in collaboration with Grangeasse lab, where we study the protein CozEb in S. pneumoniae its role in cell size regulation.
October 2020: Read about Anja's PhD work here (in Norwegian).
September 2020: Maria (og Marita bak kamera) presents some of our research at Forskningsdagene.
September 2020: New paper in mBio - Structural characterization of the essential cell division protein FtsE in pneumococci.
August 2020: Four new master students will join the group for the coming year. Good luck to Marie, Maria, Henriette and Anna!
August 2020: Marita started her PhD in august. She will study the genetics and physiology of mastitis pathogens. Good luck!
July 2020: Daniel explains our recent PNAS paper at forskning.no (in Norwegian): River celleveggen til bakteriene for å stoppe resistente bakterier
June 2020: CONGRATULATIONS on your PhD Dr. Anja Ruud Winther!
June 2020: Marita, Jeanette, Ingvild and Anette all defended their master theses the last week. They all did a great job! Congratulations with your master degrees!
June 2020: Anja will defend her thesis June 22nd at 12.15. You can attend via Zoom. More info here.
June 2020: New preprint from the lab: Structural characterization of the essential cell division protien FtsE and its interaction with FtsX in Streptococcus pneumoniae.
May 2020: Read about the history of molecular microbiology at KBM (in Norwegian): Stort miljø for små mikrober
May 2020: Publication on β-lactam resistance in MicrobiologyOpen: PBP2A provides variable levels of protection towards different β-lactams in Staphylococcus aureus RN4220.
March 2020: Our paper on the role of class A PBPs has been published in PNAS! Class A PBPs have a distinct and unique role in the construction of the pneumococcal cell wall. You can also read about the work in Norwegian here.
November 2019: The R-package BactMAP for analysis of bacterial microscopy data is now published in Molecular Microbiology.
September 2019: New preprint in collaboration with the Veening-lab and others on a novel cell cycle protein in Streptococcus and Staphylococcus
August 2019: Four new master students started today. Welcome Anette, Ingvild, Jeanette and Marita!
August 2019: Danae Morales Angeles started her postdoc in the group. She will work on S. aureus in the DISRUPT project. Good luck!
August 2019: We have contributed some microscopy for this preprint describing a platform for analysis of bacterial microscopy data: BactMAP: an R package for integrating, analyzing and visualizing bacterial microscopy data.
July 2019: New paper in PLoS Pathogens - In vivo proteomics identifies the competence regulon and AliB oligopeptide transporter as pathogenic factors in pneumococcal meningitis.
June 2019: Check out our new preprint on the autonomous role of bifunctional PBPs: Class A PBPs have a distinct and unique role in the construction of the pneumococcal cell wall.
June 2019: Maria Victoria Heggenhougen started her PhD work in the group. She will work on CRISPRi in S. aureus. Welcome!
June 2019: Maria and Malene defended their master thesis-work and finished their Master in Biotechnology. Congratulations!!
April 2019: We have written about pneumococci in Aftenposten Viten.
March 2019: Publication in mSphere together with the PEP-group: CRISPR Interference for rapid knockdown of essential cell cycle genes in Lactobacillus plantarum.
March 2019: Paper published in Scientific Reports: Prevention of EloR/KhpA heterodimerization by introduction of site-specific amino acid substitutions renders the essential elongasome protein Pbp2b redundant in Streptococcus pneumoniae.
March 2019: Contributed two chapter to the book "Streptococcus pneumoniae. Methods and protocols" (Methods in Molecular Biology), edited by Federico Iovino (Karolinska). The chapter were on construction of fluorescent proteins fusions and CRISPRi.
January 2019: New paper in mBio: Structure of the Large Extracellular Loop of FtsX and Its Interaction with the Essential Peptidoglycan Hydrolase PcsB in Streptococcus pneumoniae. Preprint can be found here.
December 2018: Project on a novel antibiotic funded by FRIMEDBIO.
November 2018: New paper in PNAS by the NMBU Nitrogen Group: A bet-hedging strategy for denitrifying bacteria curtails their release of N2O, where we contributed.
October 2018: New preprint - Prevention of EloR/KhpA heterodimerization by introduction of site-specific amino acid substitutions renders the essential elongasome protein PBP2b redundant in Streptococcus pneumoniae
October 2018: New preprint - Structure of the large extracellular loop of FtsX and its interaction with the essential peptidoglycan hydrolase PcsB in Streptococcus pneumoniae.
September 2018: Marte will join our group for some months to work on staphylococci and antibiotic resistance.
August 2018: Maria, Malene and Kjerstin started their master projects and Janne her bachelor project in the group. Welcome!
- August 2018: New paper in Nature Communications - Structure of the essential peptidoglycan amidotransferase MurT/GatD complex from Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Published 25. November 2019 - 11:12 - Updated 29. June 2022 - 17:53