People

 

Leiv Sigve Håvarstein
Professor & Group Leader

Research projects and areas: 
Bacterial transformation and quorum sensing,
Penicillin resistance and cell wall synthesis in Streptococcus pneumoniae

  • antibiotic resistance in S. pneumoniae
  • natural genetic transformation: quorum-sensing, competence regulation, DNA uptake, recombination
  • pneumococcal cell-cycle and cell wall synthesis of S. pneumoniae
 

Morten Kjos
Associate Professor

Research projects and areas: 
DISRUPT,
The cell cycle of Staph. aureusInfection biology of masitis pathogens

  • Staphylococcus and Streptococcus
  • bacterial cell cycle
  • biofilms
  • genetic tools
  • antibiotic resistance and mode-of-action

 

Daniel Straume
Researcher

Research projects and areas: 
Bacterial transformation and quorum sensing
Penicillin resistance and cell wall synthesis in Streptococcus pneumoniae

  • Pneumococcal cell division and cell wall synthesis
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Horizontal gene transfer in streptococci

Gro Stamsås
Head engineer

 

Danae Morales Angeles
Postdoc

Research projects and areas: 
DISRUPT

  • biofilms
  • cell wall synthesis
 

Maria Victoria Heggenhougen
PhD Student

Research projects and areas: 
DISRUPT 
The cell cycle of Staph. aureus

  • biofilms
  • cell division
  • antibiotic resistance

Advisor: Morten Kjos

Ine Myrbråten

PhD Student

Research area: 
The cell cycle of Staph. aureus

  • cell division
  • cell wall metabolism
  • antibiotic resistance

Advisor: Morten Kjos

Katarzyna Wiaroslawa Piechowiak

PhD Student

Research projects and areas: 
Bacterial transformation and quorum sensing

  • genetic engineering
  • functional studies of proteins
  • microscopy

Advisor: Leiv Sigve Håvarstein

Marita Torrissen Mårli

PhD Student

Research projects and areas: 
Infection biology of mastitis pathogens

Advisor: Morten Kjos and Davide Porcellato

 

Anja Ruud Winther 

Head engineer

 

Research projects and areas: 

Pneumococcal cell division and cell wall synthesis

 

Zhian Salehian
Head Engineer

  MSc students 
  Maria Disen Barbuti

(Project: Staphylococcal cell biology)

Henriette Sætre Olsen

(Project: Staphylcoccal biofilm)

Marie Leangen Herigstad

(Project: Pneumococcal cell division)

Anna Teigen Schultheiss

(Project: Natural transformation in Streptococci) 

   

 

Published 25. November 2019 - 10:43 - Updated 20. August 2020 - 21:12