Research group of studies in interaction between pro and eukaryotic cells

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Clinical Microbiology with special reference for interaction studies on virulence and survival.

Waterborne pathogenic microorganisms and their interaction with special reference for amoebae and V.cholerae. Other bacteria of interest are Francisella, Shigella, Staphylococcus and Pseudomonas. Collaborators are  present in Sudan, Singapore and Scotland.

Research group leader Gunnar Sandström

Professor/biomedical analyst

Gunnar Sandström

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 832 79
Organizational unit: Division of Clinical Microbiology

Group members

Amir SaeedAssistant professor
Gunnar SandströmProfessor/biomedical analyst

Research techniques

  • Amoebae culturing
  • PCR
  • Sequensing
  • Facs-scan
  • Microscopy
  • Isolation of nucleic acids
  • Agarose gel electrofores
  • PCR och In situ hybridization
  • Microarray
  • Enzyme Linked Immunosorbant assays (ELISA)
  • Western blot
  • Cell culturing
  • Microbial cell enrichment

External funding

SIDA, MSB och Swedish Consultation.

Teaching assignments

Chair programme Committee 6. Programs: BMA, Nursing, Optician, Xray nursing, dentist, dental hygienist and biomedicine.

Selected publications

Temperature Depended Role of Shigella flexneri Invasion Plasmid on the Interaction with Acanthamoeba castellanii.
Saeed A, Johansson D, Sandström G, Abd H
Int J Microbiol 2012 ;2012():917031

ToxR of Vibrio cholerae affects biofilm, rugosity and survival with Acanthamoeba castellanii.
Valeru S, Wai S, Saeed A, Sandström G, Abd H
BMC Res Notes 2012 Jan;5():33

Detection of Vibrio cholerae and Acanthamoeba species from same natural water samples collected from different cholera endemic areas in Sudan.
Shanan S, Abd H, Hedenström I, Saeed A, Sandström G
BMC Res Notes 2011 Apr;4():109

Acanthamoeba-bacteria: a model to study host interaction with human pathogens.
Sandström G, Saeed A, Abd H
Curr Drug Targets 2011 Jun;12(7):936-41

Interaction between Vibrio mimicus and Acanthamoeba castellanii.
Abd H, Valeru S, Sami S, Saeed A, Raychaudhuri S, Sandström G
Environ Microbiol Rep 2010 Feb;2(1):166-171

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