Ruotsalainen Pilvi, Doctoral Student

Biological and Environmental Science
YAB 223.4

Cell and Molecular Biology


  • Why and to whom my research is important
    • Aim of my study is to understand, how conjugative plasmids, carrying resistance genes against antibiotics, function and spread in bacterial population. Also I study "phage therapy", an alternative treatment for antibiotics, to fight against multiresistant bacteria carrying conjugative plasmids. Instead of just fighting against these plasmids, I develop a method, which uses conjugative plasmids to modify an eukaryotic genome. For common welfare my study is important, because understanding how conjugative plasmids function helps us to fight against increasing problem with multiresistant bacteria.