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    P.O. Box 56 (Viikinkaari 9C), Biocenter 1C, 3. floor

    00014 University of Helsinki


Organisation profile

Organisation Profile

We are interested in the basic mechanisms involved when bacteria infect the human host. The research group studies, at the molecular level, the function of bacterial surface proteins and protein appendages involved in infectious processes and bacteria-host interactions. A special focus is on bacterial pathogens causing recurrent urinary tract infections and newborn meningitis as well as on health-promoting lactic acid bacteria. We also apply bacterial proteins and protein complexes biotechnologically for medical or diagnostic purposes.

Fields of Science

  • 1183 Plant biology, microbiology, virology
  • 1182 Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology
  • 318 Medical biotechnology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.