Who we are

Johan Bengtsson-Palme
Principal investigator, Assistant professor
PhD in Medicine from University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
PostDoc at University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

MSc in Systems Biology (University of Gothenburg)
BSc in Biology (University of Gothenburg)
Started the group in 2017

Research interests include antibiotic resistance, interactions in microbial communities, secondary effects of antibiotics, pathogen ecology, metagenomic methods, molecular taxonomy and perturbed ecosystems.

Emil Burman
Master student
BSc in Molecular Biology (University of Gothenburg)

Emil is working on identifying specific genes that affect bacterial invasion and colonization success, particularly in the face of environmental stressors, most prominently in the form of antibiotics. His project will lead to a better understanding of the genetic mechanisms that make a bacterium a better or worse invader and will also provide insights into the secondary effects of antibiotic exposure in the environment beyond development of antibiotic resistance.