High-resolution identification of bacteria and their plasmids using optical DNA mapping

Fredrik Westerlund


Chalmers University of Technology

Fredrik Westerlund received his PhD in Biophysical Chemistry from Chalmers University of Technology. In 2010 he started his own group at Chalmers focusing on using nanofluidic tools for studying DNA on the single molecule level. The applications of this methodology in the group range all the way from fundamental understanding of DNA-protein interactions to diagnostics of infectious diseases and cancer using a method called optical DNA mapping. In 2018 he was appointed professor and in 2019 he was awarded the prestigious ERC consolidator grant to study DNA-protein interactions involved in DNA repair.