Leaf-microbe interactions: attachment mechanisms. I am studying attachment mechanisms of E. coli of leafy vegetables and what could affect this attachment.
How do shigatoxin producing E. coli that cause EHEC infections in humans spread and survive in the value network for fruits and vegetables? How do these bacteria attach to leaf surfaces? Can they invade plant tissue? May such organisms be counteracted by beneficial bacteria?
I am a molecular biologist and took my doctoral degree in 2013 at Lund University. I came to SLU at the department of plant protection in 2014. In 2016 I became a post doc at the department of Biosystems and technology, Microbial horticulture