The Host-Microbe Interactions (HMI) group


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Group leader: Professor Mona Johannessen

Email: mona.johannessen@uit.no
Phone: +47 77646225 or +47 41270855
Researcher ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4604-8600
Google scholar https://scholar.google.no/citations?user=mj65POEAAAAJ&hl=no

Main research activities:
HMI searches novel and innovative bacterial targets for future infection prevention and treatment. We perform multilevel (resistance gene, mobile genetic element, clone) molecular epidemiological studies of antimicrobial resistance and colonization/infection determinants in important human pathogens including S. aureus, E. faecium/faecalis and Klebsiella pneumoniae. The relevant targets are tested in molecular and functional assays as well as in animal infection models. In addition, we explore the use of genomics in rapid diagnostic microbiology and contribute with MIC- and mode of action assays in antimicrobial drug discovery projects.