Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The focus of the Bacterial Signal Transduction group's research is protein phosphorylation, a reversible post-translational modification which forms the basis of many signalling and regulatory mechanisms in the bacterial cell. 

The group studies bacterial cell factories, employing phosphorylation systems to improve their yield, and bacterial pathogens to exploit phosphorylation systems as targets for development of new antibacterial drugs.

The group is organising the 4th international conference on post-translational modifications in Bacteria in Copenhagen, 10-11 September, 2020. Registration is now open on the PTMBact 2020 conference website.

The Bacterial Signal Transduction group is located at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, DTU Biosustain and it is headed by Professor Ivan Mijakovic.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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