Section for Food Safety and Zoonoses
Our section studies food borne pathogenic bacteria and zoonoses caused by bacteria transmitted from animals to humans. We provide new knowledge relevant to prevention, control and treatment within areas such as antibiotic resistance and alternatives to antibiotics, phage therapy and hygiene. Our work covers the entire food chain from the point of the primary production to the consumer and has a strong foundation in the molecular mechanism that underlies the behavior of bacteria in this chain.
The section consists of the following research groups:
Veterinary Public Health - quality and safety of metabolismWe focus on the importance of bacterial metabolism in relation to food-related bacteria.
Pathogens and response to antimicrobialsOur science bridges food safety, biology of human bacterial pathogens and control of infectious diseases in humans.
Phage biology and biocontrolOur research group studies the biology and applications of bacteriophages. Phages are which are viruses that infect bacteria.
Proteases and chaperones - how they orchestra pathogenesis of Staphylococcus aureusUnravelling the molecular mechanisms of Staphylococcus aureus.