Roger Gustav Simm

Head of Department - Institute of Oral Biology
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Phone +47 22840337
Visiting address Sognsvannsveien 10 Domus Odontologica 0372 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1052 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Academic interests

The Research Group focuses on understanding the dynamics of bacterial host colonization and infection.  We are currently studying a number of mechanisms that determine bacterial persistence in different environments. Our research aims at understanding:

  • Development and spread of antimicrobial resistance in bacterial communities
  • Host-microbe and microbe-microbe interactions that determines bacterial colonization and pathogenicity
  • Regulation of bacterial biofilms and concomitant evolution of antimicrobial resistance.

The ultimate goal is to use the knowledge gained in our studies to develop novel therapeutics and treatment regimens that can prevent bacterial infections or reduce the damaging effects.


Higher education and employment history

2017 - present, Associate Professor, Institute of Oral Biology, UiO

2015 - 2017, Senior scientist, Norwegian Veterinary Institute

2011 - 2015, Post doc/Lab manager, Radiumhospitalet

2008 - 2011, Post doc, School of Pharmacy, UiO

2008, Scientist, GE Healthcare

2007 - 2008, Post doc, MTC, Karolinska Institutet

2003 - 2007, PhD, MTC, Karolinska Institutet

2001 - 2002, Teacher/Project Assistant, Karlstad University

2001, Biomedical Assistant, Centralsjukhuset

1995 - 2000, MSc in Biochemistry, Karlstad University

Tags: Biofilm, Antimicrobial resistance, Host-microbe interactions, Microbe-microbe interactions, Virulence, Molecular microbiology, c-di-GMP
Published Apr. 5, 2017 10:46 AM - Last modified Sep. 18, 2020 1:49 PM