Karin Hjort

Forskare vid Institutionen för medicinsk biokemi och mikrobiologi, Infektioner och immunitet; Dan I Andersson

E-post:
karin.hjort[AT-tecken]imbim.uu.se
Telefon:
018-471 4476
Besöksadress:
BMC
Husargatan 3
752 37 UPPSALA
Postadress:
Box 582
751 23 UPPSALA

Kort presentation

I am working as a senior researcher on antibiotic resistance. I am trying to understand how antibiotic resistance develops in clinical settings as well as in laboratory experiments.

  • Antibiotic resistance development in biofilm.
  • Understanding the genetic background of heteroresistance (a clonal sample with different levels of minimal inhibitory concentrations against antibiotics) in clinical samples.
  • Antibiotic resistance development at sub-MIC concentrations of antibiotics

Nyckelord: antibiotic resistance biofilm heteroresistance sub-mic

My research are within a broad range of topics connected to Microbiology. I started with cell cycle regulation of hyperthermophilic Archaea, followed by microbial ecology and metagenomics to find enzymes that suppresses fungal growth, evolution of mitochondrial remnants and currently I am working with antibiotic resistance. Within antibiotic resistance I am perticular interested in resistance in biofilm, resistance development and mechanisms behind resistance in heteroresistance and at sub-inhibitory concentrations of antibiotics.

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Karin Hjort
Senast uppdaterad: 2021-03-09