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Pubmed Publications List

Department of Medical Microbiology
University of Lund
Solvegantan 23
S 22362


  • Born in Stockholm, Sweden, April 18, 1941,

  • PhD in Bacteriology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm 1970

  • MD Karolinska Institute, 1972

  • Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology, Karolinska Institute, 1971.

  • Assoc. Professor, National Bacteriological Laboratory, Stockhholm, 1972-1975,

  • Professor of Bacteriology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Uppsala, 1975-1986

  • Professor of Bacteriology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lund 1986-.

  • Chief Physician, Diagnostic Bacteriology, University Hospital Laboratory




Editor (Selected biography)

  • Bacterial Toxins and Cell Membranes, with J Jeljaszewiez, Academic Press, 1978;

  • Natural Toxins, with D Eaker, Pergamon Press, 1980;

  • Experimental Models for Bacterial-and Parasitic Infections, with GT Keusch, EIsevier, 1983; Pathogenesis of Wound and Biomaterial-Associated Infections, with I Eliassorn, IA Holder and Å-Ljungh, Springer Verlag, 1990.

  • Molecular Pathogenesis of Gastrointestinal Infections, with PH Mäkelä,, AM Svennerholm, and H Wolf-Watz, Plenum Press, 1991.

  • Molecular Pathogenesis of Surgical Infections, with IA Holder and G Kronvail, G Fischer Verlag, 1994.

  •  PhD Students

  • Twenty PhD examinations during 1973-1998 in Stockholm, Uppsala and Lund. Four registered PhD students and three registrations in progress.


Research areas

  • Cell surface proteins as putative tissue adhesins, and toxins of wound pathogens (c.f staphylococci) and the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori with special reference to sialogycoconjugates and glycosaminoglycans (CTAG) as receptor molecules on cells and in extracellular matrix (ECM)

  • Molecular interactions of gastrointestinal microbes (e.g. Lactobacilli) with gastric and intestinal mucosa.

  • Development of new immuno- and DNA based methods for diagnosis of these infections, including Polymerase Chain reaction for detection of Helicobacter pylori in gastric biopsies, saliva, stools, food, and water.

  • Development of staphylococcal vaccine and new methods to prevent biomaterial associated and wound infections with these and other pathogens,



Held a Medical Research Council grant since 1969, and from the Board for Technical Development (STU/NUTEK) since 1975 to develop immunoassays and rapid diagnostics for staphylococci and interotoxigenic E. coli. Grant from the Board for Industrial Foundation together with Martin Lindberg and Magnus Höök to develop a staphylococcal vaccine, EU grant in Biomed I "The ageing human stomach", coordinator F Mégraud, Bordeaux 1995-9. New application planned to Biomed.

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