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How HAMLET, a Human Milk Protein, Kills Bacteria and Reverses Antibiotic Resistance – Lund University’s Anders P. Håkansson, PhD

Jan272022

Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Zoom (Audience limited to Tufts Members and Affiliates; please contact CIMAR@tufts.edu for more details.)

We are excited to introduce our newest affiliate member, Lund University’s Anders P. Håkansson, PhD, who will present on January 27th for our first Levy CIMAR Science Lunch of 2022! His talk is titled, “How HAMLET, a Human Milk Protein, Kills Bacteria and Reverses Antibiotic Resistance.”

Dr. Håkansson is a Professor of Infection Medicine at Lund University in Malmo, Sweden. His laboratory focuses on understanding host-pathogen interactions, with emphasis on respiratory pathogens, using this knowledge to develop novel preventive and therapeutic strategies to protect against bacterial infection. The team’s work focuses on both the factors used by bacteria to establish colonization and cause disease and how this is counteracted by the host inflammatory response to colonization and infection. They are working on several major research projects, including the study of the direct bactericidal activity of a human milk protein-lipid complex against various bacterial species as well as its adjuvant activity in sensitizing bacteria to a broad range of common antibiotics to provide novel therapeutic strategies against respiratory and other infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.