Research in the area of Infections and Antibiotics are performed by several research groups at Linnaeus University (Lnu) in Kalmar. These studies include microbial ecology in different types of ecosystems, the ability of microbes to alternate between different types of host organisms and their ability to cause disease. Research also focus on how viruses interacts with infected cells, develop their ability to cause disease and adapt to different environments.

At the section for Zoonotic Ecology and Epidemiology research is conducted on different zoonotic infections, using multifaceted approaches and techniques. At present, studies are focused on six different topics: (i) Avian influenza, (ii) Gastrointestinal bacterial, (iii) Antibiotic resistance in nature (wild birds as bioindicators), (iv) Zoonotic pathogens in polar regions, (v) Tick-borne pathogens and (vi) Bacteria – host interactions.

Using the Picornaviridae virus family as a model system, research is performed with the aim of investigating how viruses interact with host cells, how they cause disease, and how they adapt to different environments.

Additional information, including contact details to scientist working in the above mentioned projects can be accessed via the links below:

Research in Microbiology

Section for Zoonotic Ecology and Epidemiology (ZEE)