1 February 2019

Understanding Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

Research grant

Elisenda Feliu, associate professor in mathematics, receives a 1.3 million DKK research grant for the project “Understanding bistability underlying acute and chronic infections in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa“.

The grant will make it possible to employ a postdoc-researcher for two years.

Elisenda explains:

“This project aims at deepening our basic understanding of the mode of action of the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas Aeruginosa by means of mathematical modelling. Pseudomonas Aeruginosa is a well-studied bacterium that poses a serious healthcare threat, mainly due to hospital-acquired acute and chronic infections, the latter involving biofilm formation.

“In this project, we will use advanced mathematical techniques within the theory of reaction networks to model, analyze, and understand the system. In particular, our study will mainly employ reasoning coming from algebraic geometry and computational algebra."

Elisenda Feliu