Turku Cellular Microbiology Laboratory
Turku Cellular Microbiology Laboratory (TCML) studies bacterial pathogen-host cell interaction at the molecular level. We aim to understand how host cell signaling is regulated in bacterial infection to orchestrate pathogen clearance, and how pathogen utilizes protein secretion systems and their effector proteins to counterattack this host anti-bacterial response. Our ultimate goal is to gain molecular knowledge allowing development of new and targeted therapeutic solutions to bacterial infections, and potentially also to other inflammatory disorders.
– a fusion of classical microbiology, microbial molecular biology and eukaryotic cellular and molecular biology