Research

Bacterial transformation and quorum sensing

Bacterial transformation and quorum sensing

We aim to understand the molecular details of quorum-sensing-based gene regulation, and eventually to control such mechanisms.

Contact: Leiv Sigve Håvarstein and Daniel Straume
The cell cycle of Staphylococcus aureus

The cell cycle of Staphylococcus aureus

We study the cell cycle of Staphylococcus aureus, to discover new target sites for antibiotics. 

Contact: Morten Kjos, Ine Myrbråten and Maria Victoria Heggenhougen

Penicillin resistance and cell wall synthesis in Streptococcus pneumoniae

Penicillin resistance and cell wall synthesis in Streptococcus pneumoniae

We investigate how changes in penicillin-binding proteins shape pencillin resistance in S. pneumoniae

Contact: Leiv Sigve Håvarstein and Daniel Straume

DISRUPT: Fighting antimicrobial-resistant infections by the discovery of biofilm-disrupting agents

DISRUPT: Fighting antimicrobial-resistant infections by the discovery of biofilm-disrupting agents

We search for new substances to apply against the formation of bacterial communities (so-called biofilms).

Contact: Morten Kjos, Project Leader
DISRUPT is an EU-funded project by the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance.  

Infection biology of mastitis pathogens

Infection biology of mastitis pathogens

We study the bovine mastitis pathogens Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus dysgalactiae. Our aim is to develop novel genetic tools to study these pathogens and discover factors that contribute to their pathogenesis.

Contact: Morten Kjos and Marita Torrissen Mårli.

Discovery of novel antimicrobials

Discovery of novel antimicrobials

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Contact: Leiv Sigve Håvarstein and Daniel Straume