Centre for Infectious Disease Research (CID)

Infections pose a considerable threat to human health. New pathogens are constantly discovered, well-known microbes continue to cause problems by changes in transmission, pathogenesis and development of resistance to antimicrobial drugs. This is linked to a lack of clinically relevant diagnostics, effective treatment options and protective vaccines

The Centre for Infectious Disease Research (CID)  will cover biologically relevant infectious disease research with a focus on

  • Antimicrobial resistance and drug development
  • Diagnostics
  • Epidemiology and transmission
  • Pathogenesis

Goals for CID

1. To advance our understanding of  infectious diseases  in man and animals.

2. To integrate and develop innovative ways to explore  antibiotic resistance  in bacteria, parasites and viruses as well as to explore novel anti-microbial drugs, diagnostic methods, mathematical models- and biostatistics for infectious diseases.

3. To unveil host- and microbial factors for the  pathogenesis  of infectious diseases and to identify original procedures to study molecular- and traditional  epidemiology , systems microbiology, ecology, and evolution. This will allow the generation of fundamental insights into infection biology, immunology, and clinical microbiology and create a knowledge-platform for  vaccine development .

4. To perform  preclinical and clinical trials  in collaboration with clinicians and companies to propel testing and implementation of novel vaccines and antimicrobials.

5. To provide a  meeting ground  for basic- and clinical research on infectious diseases and ways to combat them.

6. To provide an exciting training site for  students  at all academic levels through the creation of a school of excellence for undergraduates, PhD and post-doctoral students.

7. To provide a platform for  junior faculty  to further strengthen their scientific careers.

8. To develop state-of-the-art  experimental platforms  including next generation sequencing and sequence analysis/bioinformatics, vaccine delivery platform, an immunology test-bed, a facility for visualization of microbes and immune responses in vivo including a humanized mouse. We build a  collection of pathogens  of distinct geno- and phenotypes and a  collection of biological samples  from patients with different disease states and with defined markers of immune protection.

9. To make CID a meeting ground to promote commercialization of new ideas and concepts that can constitute the ground for new biotechnology company start-ups that will help to transform successful academic Research & Development programs into products.

 

Junior Faculty

Assistant professor

Peter Mellroth

Phone: 08-517 712 09
Organizational unit: Birgitta Henriques Normark group
E-mail: Peter.Mellroth@ki.se

Senior researcher

Katrin Pütsep

Phone: 08-524 871 13
Organizational unit: Birgitta Henriques Normark group
E-mail: Katrin.Putsep@ki.se

Katrin Pütsep Project Website

Senior researcher

Antonio Gigliotti Rothfuchs

Phone: 08-524 852 52
Organizational unit: Martin Rottenberg group
E-mail: Antonio.Rothfuchs@ki.se

Antonio Rothfuchs Project Website

 

Preliminary organization plan for CID 

 

Partners and Research

Professor Jan Albert
Jan Albert Group Website

Professor Lars Engstrand 
Lars Engstrand Group Website

Professor Birgitta Henriques Normark 
Birgitta Henriques Normark Group Website

Professor Staffan Normark
Staffan Normark Group Website

Professor Peter Liljeström
Peter Liljeström Group Website

Professor Mats Wahlgren
The Mats Wahlgren Group Website

 

Publications

 

Seminars and Activities

See upcoming seminars here

Contact Us

Professor/senior physician

Birgitta Henriques Normark

Phone: 08-517 712 16
Organizational unit: Birgitta Henriques Normark group
E-mail: Birgitta.Henriques@ki.se