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

    00014 University of Helsinki

    Finland

Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The research group studies at the molecular level the secretion, biogenesis and function of bacterial surface proteins and protein appendages involved in infectious processes. We also apply these bacterial protein complexes for extracellular secretion and surface display of heterologous proteins with the aim to generate biotechnological, medical or diagnostic applications.

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects 1997 2018

Tekes / Salwe 2014 / Westerlund-Wikström Research Program

Westerlund-Wikström, B. & Brandt, A.

01/07/201431/12/2018

Project: Research project

Functional phenolics

Heinonen, M., Kylli, P., Maarit, R., Viljanen, K., Vuorela, S., Salminen, H., Kähkönen, M., Puupponen-Pimiä, R., Nohynek, L., Vuorela, H., Moilanen, E., Westerlund-Wikström, B. & Ollilainen, V.

01/01/199731/12/2012

Project: Research project

Publications 1987 2016

Penicillin binding protein 3 of Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 8325-4 binds and activates human plasminogen.

Kylväjä, S. R. K., Ojalehto, T. H. I., Kainulainen, V. L., Virkola, R. T. H. & Westerlund-Wikström, B. A., 4 Aug 2016, In : BMC research notes. 9, 10 p., 389.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Fermentation and dry fractionation increase bioactivity of cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus)

Puupponen-Pimiä, R., Nohynek, L., Juvonen, R., Kössö, T., Truchado, P., Westerlund-Wikström, B. A., Leppänen, T., Moilanen, E. & Oksman-Caldentey, K-M., 14 Nov 2015, In : Food Chemistry. 197 , Part A, p. 950–958

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Comparative genomics of Lactobacillus crispatus suggests novel mechanisms for the competitive exclusion of Gardnerella vaginalis

Ojala, T., Kankainen, M., Castro, J., Cerca, N., Edelman, S., Westerlund-Wikstroem, B., Paulin, L., Holm, L. & Auvinen, P., 5 Dec 2014, In : BMC Genomics. 15, 21 p., 1070.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Colony Immunoblotting Assay for Detection of Bacterial Cell-surface or Extracellular Proteins

Lehti, T. A. & Westerlund-Wikström, B., 5 Sep 2013, In : Bio-Protocol. 3, 17

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Cytotoxic response persists in subjects treated for tuberculosis decades ago

Savolainen, L., Koskivirta, P., Kantele, A., Valleala, H., Pusa, L., Tuompo, R., Westerlund-Wikström, B. & Tuuminen, T., 5 Dec 2013, In : BMC Infectious Diseases. 13, 11 p., 573.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Activities 1987 2018

Helsinki Institute of Life Science HiLIFE (Organisational unit)

Benita Westerlund-Wikström (Member)
1 Oct 201830 Sep 2021

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in research network

Co-supervisor of MSc thesis by Kira Virtanen

Benita Westerlund-Wikström (Co-supervisor), Mirja Hellevi Puolakkainen (Supervisor)
20182019

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Pre-examiner of MSc thesis by Natalie Istomin

Benita Westerlund-Wikström (Participant)
Feb 2018

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Pre-examiner of MSc thesis by J.M. Tofayel Chowdhury

Benita Westerlund-Wikström (Pre-examiner)
May 2018

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Functions of probiotics, postbiotics and prebiotics on supporting skin health

Benita Westerlund-Wikström (Supervisor)
16 Apr 2018 → …

Activity: Examination typesMember of doctoral thesis committee / follow-up group