My research concerns individualized treatment and improved diagnostics for tuberculosis and other infectious diseases.
Research focused on tuberculosis
My research is mainly focused on tuberculosis which causes about 10 million new cases per year of which about 1 million die. The immune system, bacterial resistance mechanisms to treatment and antibiotic dosing are important factors that partly determine who gets sick and who does not, but also how successful the treatment will be.
Several of my research projects in both Sweden and Ethiopia concern individualized treatment and improved diagnostics for tuberculosis and other infectious diseases, with the aim of improving the resilience of the immune system and streamlining treatment.