Emanuel Smeds

Associate Researcher, Ph.D.

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials Science
  • Infectious Medicine
  • Biomedical Laboratory Science/Technology


  • Staphylococci, hemoglobin, oxidative stress, Streptococci, fibrinogen, Complement system, coagulation


Bacterial proteins sometimes display an interesting slective binding to plasma proteins from only some species and can even sometimes be human specific. We use biochemistry and bioinformatics to understand these differences between differenet animal species. Along this line, we have developed a rapid and cost-effective assay to screen unfractionated animal plasma for knowing which species plasma proteins that bind to a bacterial protein of interest.

Along another line, we are developing models for studying toxicity of HBOCs (hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers).



Teaching medical student in laboration during the cell biology course.

Societal impact

Occasionally lecturing for high school students and general audiences.


Recent research outputs

Praveen Papareddy, Kasetty, G., Alyafei, S., Emanuel Smeds, Salo-Ahen, O. M. H., Stefan R. Hansson, Arne Egesten & Heiko Herwald, 2018 Dec 31, In : Virulence. 9, 1, p. 724-737 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Naudin, C., Schumski, A., Salo-Ahen, O. M. H., Heiko Herwald & Emanuel Smeds, 2017, In : Microbial Biotechnology. 10, 3, p. 657-665

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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