Background and activities

The focus of my research is to understand why some bacteria cause severe infection while other only cause mild or no disease, mainly with focus on bloodstream infection and sepsis caused by group B streptococcus, Staphylococcus aureus and Escherihia coli (see

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Ehrnström, Birgitta; Kojen, June Frengen; Moen, Siv Helen; Damås, Jan Kristian; Afset, Jan Egil; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Hu, Zhenyi; Yin, Hang; Espevik, Terje; Stenvik, Jørgen. (2018) Toll-like Receptor 8 is a Major Bacterial Sensor in Human Monocytes and Blood. Toll 2018 ; 2018-06-06 - 2018-06-09.