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Name: Prof. Dr. Merino Montero, Susana
Address: Diagonal 645
Institution: Departamento Microbiología. Facultad Biología. Universidad de Barcelona.
City: Barcelona Zip: ES-08028
Country: Spain Phone: 34-934021708
    Fax: 34-934039047


Research Topics:
Molecular mechanisms of virulence in Gram-negative bacteria involved in veterinary or human infections: - Genomic and Proteomic characterization of surface molecules/structures involved in virulence: Type III secretion system and effector proteins delivered by this system. Polar and lateral flagella. Iron binding systems (siderophores dependent or independent) Lipopolysaccharide (O-antigen and LPS core). Capsule polysaccharide. Porins - Analysis of their potential use as vaccine candides. - Genetic regulation of surface molecules/structures involved in bacterial virulence. - Bacteria-host interactions.


Organisms studied:
  • Actinobacillus 3
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Klebsiella
  • Pasteurella
  • Plesiomonas
  • Serratia
  • Vibrio spec.


Special methods / technologies:


Suggestions for potential research cooperations:
Use of candidate vaccines based in the LPS-core of different Gram-negative bacteria expressed in E. coli Studies with obtained mutants altered in all these surface molecules/structures mentioned above and their relationship with the eukaryotic cel
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