The research profile of the section of bacteriology includes pathogenicity and transmission routes of bacteria that are important in veterinary medicine. We also work with the epidemiology of zoonotic and not zoonotic bacteria, as well as antibiotic resistance and characterization of bacteria.
We are currently working with bacteria of the following genera: Campylobacter, Capnocythophaga, Clostridium, Dichelobacter, E. coli, Mycoplasma, Salmonella, Streptococcus, Staphylococcus and Treponema.
We have a lot of collaboration with researchers from other departments and analyze clinical samples from a variety of animals and environmental settings, with varying focusing on various research questions. Within the section, we have many years of experience with 16S rRNA gene sequencing and bacterial phylogeny, and we are involved in several bacterial genome projects as we have experience with whole genome sequencing. In our laboratory, also bacteria that are difficult to culture, such as Mycoplasma and Treponema, can be cultivated.