Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Siv Andersson lab

The research in Siv Andersson´s group aims at understanding how intracellular bacteria and organelles evolve. Knowledge about host-adapted bacterial genomes is important for our understanding of the interplay between bacteria and higher organisms. Which gene functions are required for life within and outside already existing cells? How should these genes be organized and embedded inside the cell to provide beneficial functions for the host? A long-term goal is to have such a deep knowledge of these processes that we can design bacterial genomes with new, host-beneficial functions.

Read more in our popular science presentation or go directly to our ongoing research.