Infection and immunomodulation

Organisational unit: Research group

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Immunology in the medical area
  • Infectious Medicine
  • Microbiology in the medical area
  • Medical Biotechnology


Basically all projects within the research group emanates from an interest in the interaction between pathogenic microorganisms and the human host. We are using an array of different methods to study this interaction on a molecular, cellular, tissue, and organism level. The co-evolution between microorganisms and the human host has lead to a vast array of interactions influencing the outcomes of infection. These interactions can be exploited for the development of novel antimicrobials, anti-inflammatory drugs, and biotechnological tools. We have primarily been studying Gram-positive bacteria, both aerobic and anaerobic, but we also have an interest in parasites and bacteriophages (viruses infecting bacteria).

Recent research outputs

Hagert, C., Sareila, O., Kelkka, T., Nandakumar, K. S., Mattias Collin, Xu, B., Guérard, S., Bäcklund, J., Jalkanen, S. & Holmdahl, R., 2018 Aug, In : Arthritis & Rheumatology. 70, 8

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nandakumar, K. S., Mattias Collin, Happonen, K. E., Lundström, S. L., Croxford, A. M., Xu, B., Zubarev, R. A., Rowley, M. J., Anna M. Blom, Kjellman, C. & Holmdahl, R., 2018 Jul 16, In : Frontiers in Immunology. 9, 1623

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sara Karlsson Söbirk, M Inghammar, Mattias Collin & Davidsson, L., 2018 May 31, In : Epidemiology and Infection. p. 1-8

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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