Over half a billion people a year get some type of bacterial intestinal infection. By building their own intestines, so-called organoids, Mikael Sellin and his colleagues at IMBIM, Uppsala University can study how these infections occur.

2021-01-18

With genetic engineering, they can then disarm aggressive bacteria such as Salmonella and Shigella. See how, in the first film of the year from SSF (Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research)

In Swedish:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4LHXbsea7Y
In Swedish with English subtitles:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciL2yH1Q5uo

About SSF
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, SSF, supports research in science, engineering and medicine for the purpose of strengthening Sweden´s future competitiveness. SSF provided funding of around SEK 600 million  per annum and has a capital of approximately 11 billion as a basis for its activities. Funds are given to a large number of research projects at universities and technical institutes, many in collaboration with industry and also awards grants to leading researchers, with an emphasis on young coming stars.

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Last modified: 2021-06-15