The Microbiology Group at the Department of Biology is a productive research environment formed by closely interacting research groups with common interests and approaches, We do research on bacteria, particularly Gram-positive bacteria, and provide undergraduate teaching and postgraduate academic training in microbiology, molecular biology, and related topics.
The research projects of the group concern fundamental cellular and molecular aspects of Gram-positive bacteria, which are microbes of large medical, environmental and industrial importance. Our projects involve species of Bacillus, Enterococcus, Mycobacterium, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, and Streptomyces. Contemporary scientific questions are addressed in the experimental work on for example cell an developmental biology, cell stress, pathogenesis. and biogenesis of respiratory systems.
My laboratory is focused on bacterial infection and inflammation. We study host-pathogen interactions to elucidate mechanisms of disease pathogenesis as well as fundamental aspects of immune regulation and function.
We investigate fundamental problems in bacterial cell biology using Streptomyces venezuelae as our main model organism.
We study bacterial heme protein and endospore biogenesis.
We investigate molecular mechanisms underlying stress response and adaptation in bacteria.
Molecular Cell Biology
Telephone: +46 46-222 85 84
E-mail: Klas [dot] Flardh [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
Department of Biology
Biology Building A
SE-223 62 Lund, Sweden