Research

Penicillin resistance and cell wall synthesis in Streptococcus pneumoniae

Penicillin resistance and cell wall synthesis in Streptococcus pneumoniae

We investigate the molecular mechanisms of pencillin resistance in S. pneumoniae

Contact: Daniel Straume, Ragnhild Sødahl Gjennestad

Cell biology of staphylococci

Cell biology of staphylococci

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

Contact: Morten Kjos, Maria Disen BarbutiMaria Victoria Heggenhougen

Bacterial transformation and quorum sensing

Bacterial transformation and quorum sensing

We aim to understand the molecular details of natural transformation and quorum-sensing-based gene regulation in streptococci.

Contact:  Daniel StraumeMorten Kjos, Marita Torrissen Mårli
Bacterial biofilms

Bacterial biofilms

We search to understand which factors that contribute to biofilm formation in staphylococci and streptococci and search for new substances to apply against the formation of biofilms.

Contact: Morten Kjos, Danae Morales Angeles, Martia Torrissen Mårli, Sara Arbulu


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 pathogenesis and treatment.

Contact: Morten Kjos, Marita Torrissen Mårli.