Benita Westerlund-Wikström

Äldre universitetslektor, PI

  • PL 56 (Viikinkaari 9)



  • Viikinkaari 5, Biocenter 2

    00790 Helsinki


1987 …2020

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Personlig profil

Information om forskning och undervisning

My research

I am interested in the basic mechanisms involved when bacteria infect the human host. My research group studies, at the molecular level, the function of bacterial surface proteins and protein appendages involved in infectious processes as well as bacteria-host interactions. A special focus is on 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.

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Utbildning information


MSc, University of Helsinki, Finland, 1986

PhD, University of Helsinki, Finland, 1991

Adjunct professor (Title of Docent) in Molecular microbiology, University of Helsinki, Finland, 1993


Externa befattningar

R&D Microbiologist, Orion Diagnostica Oy

1 aug. 200031 juli 2001


  • 11832 Mikrobiologi och virologi
  • 1183 Växtbiologi, mikrobiologi, virologi
  • 1182 Biokemi, cell- och molekylärbiologi
  • 318 Medicinsk bioteknologi