Welcome Björn Ole Schröder!
[2019-04-05] Starting on 1st April as new group leader, Björn Ole Schröder is currently setting up his new laboratory at MIMS.
Björn, a trained biochemist with a strong interest in microbiology and immunology, was born in Kiel in nothern Germany. MIMS recruited the young group leader from the Institute of Medicine - Wallenberg Laboratory, University of Gothenburg, where he was postdoc and assistant professor in the laboratory of Fredrik Bäckhed. Björn studied Biochemistry at the Technische Universität, Munich, Germany, where he also got his Masters degree. He earned his PhD in biology with Summa cum Laude, from the University in Tübingen, Germany.
Björn Ole Schröder's research focuses on how diet and other factors change the composition of our intestinal bacteria, and how these microbial changes modulate our defense systems in the gut. His special research interest is the mucus layer that coats the intestinal epithelium, and antimicrobial peptides, which are peptide antibiotics produced by all body surfaces.