The Bacterial Virulence Group (BVG)

The Bacterial Virulence Group (BVG)

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BVG in brief

The bacterial virulence group is works on elucidating how specific virulence factors contribute to the ability of bacteria to infect their hosts. We work with both fish and human pathogens and combine the strengths of cell biology, immunology, microbiology and biochemistry to understand the mechanisms of the virulence factors.

The main bacteria we perform our research on are Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Vibrio cholera and Aliivibrio salmonicida, the latter being fish pathogens.

Other interests besides infectious bacteria are:

-          Function and mechanism of carbohydrate active enzymes

-          Depolymerization of chitin and cellulose