How bacteria become resistant to antibiotics


Antibiotic resistance is a serious and growing public health problem both in Sweden and worldwide. This year's Göran Gustafsson Symposium brings together researchers to present and discuss research on antibiotic resistance. Increased knowledge about antibiotic resistance can influence more sustainable behaviour in society.

Antibiotic resistance means that bacteria can survive antibiotic treatment. Linus Sandegren, Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Medical Bacteriology, studies bacterial evolution with a strong focus on how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics and how resistance genes can spread between different bacteria with so-called horizontal gene transfer.

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Last modified: 2023-02-15