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New publication from the Cava Lab

Felipe Cava, MIMS group leader and associate professor at the Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University, recently published a new scientific article on cell-wall stapling, a unique technique for cell-wall peptidoglycan modification in bacteria. This strategy provides a novel way to chemically lace the bacterial wall. This work is the result of a successful collaboration between the Cava lab in Umeå and several partners in the United States (University of Massachusetts, Harvard Medical School, Stanford University, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute). The study was led by Felipe Cava and M. Sloan Siegrist, assistant professor at the Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts.

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