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Fredric Carlsson

Senior lecturer, Associate professor

Infection represents an evolutionary arms race between pathogen and host. Thus, throughout human history microbial pathogens have evolved strategies to manipulate and avoid our immune system – a requisite for their ability to establish and maintain infection. As a result, successful pathogens are fantastic "immunologists" equipped with ability to regulate key aspects of both humoral and cellular immunity.

My laboratory is focused on microbial pathogenesis and inflammation. We study host-pathogen interactions whereby bacteria harness the host immune system to promote disease, studies that may provide knowledge into disease pathogenesis as well as fundamental aspects of immune regulation and function. We are particularly interested in understanding how Mycobacteria and Streptococci – representing evolutionarily distant pathogens causing chronic and acute infections, respectively – interact with myeloid cells to manipulate their function, and in investigating the biological role of these host-pathogen interactions during infection.

Current members of the group

  • Christine Valfridsson (Lab manager); christine [dot] valfridsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
  • Julia Lienard (Post-doc); julia [dot] lienard [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
  • Elin Movert (PhD student); elin [dot] movert [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
  • Úna Eriksson (PhD student); una [dot] eriksson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
  • Esther Nobs-Lindau (PhD student); esther [dot] nobs-lindau [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

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E-mail: fredric [dot] carlsson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Senior lecturer

Molecular Cell Biology

+46 46 222 41 97


Sölvegatan 35, Lund


Research group

Microbiology Group



PhD students & postdocs

Main supervisor