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EMBO Member

Birgitta Henriques Normark

Karolinska Institutet, Solna | Sweden

EMBO 2019 | MemC 24–26

Microbial-host interactions in health and disease

Our research focuses on molecular mechanisms for how microbes cause disease. Microbial transmission and the epidemiology of microbes are studied as well as microbial pathogenesis, and how microbes interact with the host and the innate immune response. Novel antibiotic drugs and antibiotic resistance development, as well as vaccines, are also targeted. A major focus is on respiratory tract infections, especially pneumococcal infections.

Keywords: Respiratory pathogens / pathogenesis / host-microbial interactions / immune evasion & host defence / molecular interactions / antibiotic resistance & epidemiology / interference approaches / vaccines

Subject area(s): Immunology | Microbiology, Virology & Pathogens | Molecular Medicine