However not any kind of fungus, but Candida, a fungus group strongly related to infection in the mouth, but also in the genitourinary tract.
Researchers from UiO, University of Illinois at Chicago, Forsyth Institute and J. Craig Venter Institute travelled to Piracicaba Dental School at the University of Campinas, in Brazil (FoP). The aim of the meeting was to bring together students and researchers from the different institutions to discuss and present their last discoveries in the field of antimicrobial resistance.
Dr. Roger Junges and Dr. Gabriela Salvadori, UiO members of the RESISPART consortium, spent two months at UIC developing novel strategies that can help us fight infections.
The research group Born in the twilight of antibiotics held a meeting at Soria Moria, to discuss the future of the project.
Elodie Charvet from France has been in Oslo this summer, doing an internship with professor Fernanda Petersens research group. She has looked at samples from patients who have been treated with antibiotics for a whole of three months.
Days a little out of the ordinary are soon coming to an end for the dental student Leonardo Pagotto. Since the beginning of the year, the 22-year old Brazilian has been an exchange student in the lab of the Faculty of Dentistry in Oslo.
Last week around 30 researchers from Brazil, the USA and the University of Oslo kicked off the international collaboration «Resispart» in the US. Lead by Fernanda Petersen from the Institute of Oral Biology, the project group is already seeing partnership, fruitful atmosphere and high expectations.
Professor Fernanda Petersen at the Department of Oral Biology (UiO) has been awarded, together with her partners, a large grant from the Olav Thon Foundation. The grant was given the research project: «Born in the twilight of antibiotics: fighting antimicrobial resistance in preterm infants».
Institute of Oral Biology was recently awarded a significant grant to another project managed by Professor Fernanda Petersen.