The Microbiology Group at the Department of Biology consists of about a dozen members who jointly and in close contact perform research on bacteria and provide undergraduate and postgraduate academic training in the discipline of microbiology.
All research projects of the group concern basic cellular and molecular aspects of gram-positive bacteria, which are microbes of large medical, environmental and industrial importance. Bacillus, Enterococcus, Staphylococcus, and Streptomyces species are in the focus. Contemporary scientific questions regarding cell development, cell stress, and biogenesis of respiratory systems are addressed in the experimental work.
The group teaches microbiology at all university levels and is responsible for a master's programme in Microbiology. Courses given are "Genetics and Microbiology", "Microbiology", "Molecular Genetics", "Methods in Molecular Biology" and, at the master's level, "Molecular Microbiology", "Antibiotics - Biology and Chemistry" and "Bioinformatics and Sequence Analysis". The courses aim to provide the students with substantial theoretical knowledge as well as considerable practical laboratory experience.
Molecular Cell Biology
Department of Biology
Biology Building A
SE-223 62 Lund, Sweden
Claes von Wachenfeldt