Background and activities

I work with host-pathogen interactions, with an emphasis on bacterial virulence. Virulence factors are the bacteria's "weapons" to cause disease. I am specifically interested in mycobacteria, a genus containing members causing tuberculosis and tuberculosis-like diseases. Tuberculosis is now the world's top-killler infectious agent with around 1.5 million deaths yearly. I obtained my masters at University of Tromsø (molecular eukaryot cell biology) and my PhD at Norwegain University of Science and Technology (molecular microbiology). I spent two years of my PhD training at Harvard University in Boston, USA. I was recently on a two-year research stay at Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute outside Barcelona, Spain, where I worked with the common fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) as a host for mycobacterial infections. 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Majumdar, Gaurav; Mbau, Rendani; Singh, Vinayak; Warner, Digby; Dragset, Marte Singsås; Mukherjee, Raju. (2016) Genome-Wide Transposon Mutagenesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium smegmatis. In Vitro Mutagenesis.


  • Dragset, Marte Singsås. (2013) Riding the Ferrous Wheel: Identification and Study of Genes Involved in Mycobacterial Iron Aquisition. 2013. ISBN 978-82-471-4836-5.