Microbiology Group

Organisational unit: Research group


The Microbiology research group is a productive research environment with common interests and approaches. We do research on bacteria, particularly Gram-positive bacteria. Our research involves species of Bacillus, Enterococcus, Mycobacterium, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, and Streptomyces. They are microbes of large medical, environmental and industrial importance.


We are specialised in fundamental cellular and molecular aspects of Gram-positive bacteria. Of special interest are enzymes with heme groups, endospore biogenesis, the cytoskeleton of bacteria, growth and cell differentiating in Streptomyces, and stress response in bacteria. In our projects we look into bacterial infection and inflammation, fundamental problems in bacterial cell biology, heme proteins, stress responses, and adaptation in bacteria. Our research is basic research, but we hope that the results will increase the knowledge about cells’ fundamental life processes and give birth to new pharmaceutical products and anti-bacterial substances.

Recent research outputs

Thierry Franza, Annika Rogstam, Saravanamuthu Thiyagarajan, Matthew J. Sullivan, Aurelie Derré-Bobillot, Mikael C. Bauer, Kelvin G.K. Goh, Violette Da Cunha, Philippe Glaser, Derek T. Logan, Glen C. Ulett, Claes von Wachenfeldt & Philippe Gaudu, 2021 Aug, In: PLoS Pathogens. 17, 8, e1009791.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Seungho Kang, Alexander K. Tice, Courtney W. Stairs, Robert E. Jones, Daniel J.G. Lahr & Matthew W. Brown, 2021 Jul 26, In: Current Biology. 31, 14, p. 3073-3085.e3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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