Carl Martin Peter Nilsson
24.1, Building: 24.1.28
2200 København N.
Master of Science in Biotechnology from SLU, Uppsala
PhD in Microbiology from SLU, Uppsala
Affibody AB, Scientist, Team leader, 2003-2007
DTU and Copenhagen University, Postdoctoral Position 2008-2014
At Costerton Biofilm Center I work with various biofilm related projects. A transposon library based on the oral pathogen Streptococcus mutans was used to identify genes involved in antimicrobial tolerance in biofilms. Thereafter, the tolerance mechanisms mediated by the products of the isolated genes were investigated. Currently, I am part of a team that focus on identifying and studying compounds that interfere with biofilm formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. In addition, I have also contributed in other studies e.g. the function of amyloids in biofilm formation in Pseudomonas species, the presence of biofilms in skin biopsis from patients with Hidradenitis suppurativa and if DNA from oral bacteria can be detected on coronary angioplasty balloons collected from patients.