Staphylococcus aureus - National Institutes of Health, USA
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The Molecular Microbiology research group studies the bacterial pathogens Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus dysgalactiae and Staphylococcus aureus.

About Molmik

  • It is increasingly difficult to treat infections due to the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria (including penicillin-resistant S. pneumoniae and methicillin-resistant S. aureus, MRSA). An understanding of the underlying mechanisms behind antibiotic resistance will lead to better treatment methods. 

    We study different molecular mechanisms to understand antibiotic resistance and identify novel antimicrobial target sites in pneumococci (S. pneumoniae) and staphylococci (S. aureus). These pathogens are responsible for millions of deaths worldwide every year.


    Silje Henriette Aadne - Project: penicillin-resistance in pneumooccci

    Matilde Hustad - Project: genes affecting antimicrobial resistance in Staphyloocccus aureus

    Mari Gjeitnes - Project: penicillin-resistance in pneumooccci

    Mats Rune Pettersen - Project: biofilms and bacteriocins 

News from MolMik

  • September 2022: Rebekka started her PhD in the group. Welcome and good luck!
  • September 2022: Daniel was appointed Associate professor! Congratulations!
  • August 2022: Matilde, Silje, Mari and Mats started their master thesis work in lab this month. Welcome!