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InSiDER - Invasion Success Determinants in bacteria and the Environmental Resistome

Research project
Active research
Project size
3,85 MSEK
Project period
2017 - 2020
Project owner
The project is coordinated by Johan Bengtsson-Palme (Biomedicine) and involves Prof. Joakim Larsson (Biomedicine) and Prof. Jo Handelsman (University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA).

Financier
Swedish Research Council FORMAS, SciLifeLab Swedish Biodiversity Program

Short description

Environmental bacteria host a wide diversity of genes that can confer resistance to antibiotics, which can constitute a source of resistance to human pathogens. This project uses high-throughput sequencing techniques to identify genes improving colonization and invasion ability – or resistance to invasion – in microbial communities under exposure to sub-lethal antibiotics concentrations.