September 8-11, 2020, Sv. Martin na Muri, Croatia

Anders Sjöstedt

Department of Clinical Microbiology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

Anders Sjöstedt is working as a clinical laboratory chief physician and professor at the University.

He is the head for the national reference laboratory for tularemia in Sweden. He has worked on Francisella tularensis for almost 30 years and during this period published more than 110 papers related to the pathogen. Moreover, he is also actively involved in developing a F. tularensis vaccine.

He has in total 185 publications that have been cited > 13,000 times in Google Scholar.

One of his research interests is the development of an efficacious tularemia vaccine and he currently aim to validate a candidate by testing in several animal models and dissect by which mechanisms the effective protection is mediated in the experimental models and in humans.

Another research interests involve the delineation of the regulation and functions of the components of the type VI secretion system (T6SS), essential for the virulence of many Gram-negative bacteria. The specific aims will be to identify the effectors and targets of T6SS and how the T6SS is regulated.

A separate research interest relates to the epidemiology of tularemia and trying to understand what factors that predispose for outbreaks.