Aims and objectives

The research aims at improving diagnosis and management of diseases caused by microorganisms.

Objectives include

1. improved understanding of disease mechanisms,
2. counteracting resistance to antimicrobial drugs,
3. assessment of novel diagnostic techniques,
4. Improved infection control.

Focus areas

Bacterial biofilm including infections in cystic fibrosis and chronic wounds - associated with Costerton biofilm center

Malaria - associated with Centre for Medical parasitology (Global excellence 2015)

Antibiotic resistance

Molecular diagnosis and typing

Hospital infection control

Intestinal pathogens

Mycotic infections

Disciplines, methods and tools

Clinical and epidemiological studies, animal and in vitro models of e.g. antibiotic effects, biofilm infection and malaria

Classical microbiological techniques, in vitro antibiotic sensitivity testing, molecular biological methods including detection (e.g. PCR) and genotyping (e.g. whole genome sequencing, ribotyping, MLST)

Immunological techniques including flow cytometry and antibody detection

Advanced imaging techniques including confocal and electron microscopy, in vivo imaging (partly done as collaborative projects)

Environmental sampling techniques

Useful links

KMA website
Centre for Medical Parasitology


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