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Mariana G. Pinho

Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biólogica, Oeiras | Portugal

EMBO 2020

Bacterial cell division and antibiotic resistance

My group works on bacterial cell division, with a focus on understanding the complex organization of bacterial cells. We use as model organism the bacterial pathogen, Staphylococcus aureus, one of the most common causes of antibiotic resistant infections, urging us to use our knowledge regarding the basic cell biology of this pathogen to understand the mechanisms of resistance to antibiotics and the modes of action of new antimicrobial compounds.

Keywords: Staphylococcus aureus / bacterial cell wall / chromosome segregation / bacterial cell division / antibiotic resistance / super-resolution microscopy

Subject area(s): Microbiology, Virology & Pathogens