Department of Molecular Biology
Incorporating different phenotypes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in drug screening assay
Host: Christer Larsson
Place: Old Library, Department of Molecular Biology, bldg 6K/L NUS
Sadaf Kalsum is a graduate student in the lab of Maria Lerm, Linköping University. This week she is at the Chemistry department here in Umeå to get support with fractionation and identification of antimycobacterial substances in plant extracts. She will also have time to give a talk to share her latest research and findings in TB drug discovery and her drug-screening strategy with us. I believe this can be interesting both for microbiologists and chemists with a passion for drug discovery.
The research in the Maria Lerm lab focus on macrophage responses to mycobacteria. Sadaf will tell us about her research on hyper-virulent bacteria and the macrophage response involving DNA released as "macrophage extracellular traps", METs. Christer Larsson does not know how similar the METs are to the NETs of Constantin Urban, but I'm sure that question will come up in the discussion after the presentation.