Host-Microbe Interaction

The mission of the HMI research group is to exploit interactions between the human host, microbes and drugs for better health. Our goal is to develop new therapeutic and diagnostic strategies to prevent and treat bacterial infections. To achieve this goal, HMI research spans over these areas:

1) Bacterial colonization, virulence, and pathogenesis;

2) Human microbiome as a target and tool for preventing infections;

3) Antimicrobial agents, activities, and resistance.

We are located at the Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiT, and a part of the Centre for new ANtibacterial Strategies (CANS). We work closely with the Pediatric Infection Research Group with whom we share our laboratories.