Biography Lars Axelsson
Research interests and competence I belong to the microbiology group where I am mainly working in research projects related to the studies and applications of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) in food. These studies have been focused on basic research on the molecular biology of antimicrobial activity of LAB, such as bacteriocins; development of genetic tools for lactobacilli; physiology and genetics of lactic acid production; development and application of starter cultures for meat fermentation; development and application of protective cultures for meat and fish products; probiotic activity of LAB and identification/classification of bacteria using DNA techniques. These studies involve the use of both advanced methods in genetics and molecular biology, classical microbiology and fermentation technology. Education BSc in microbiology/biochemistry, Umeå University, Sweden (1984). PhD in microbiology (studies on Lactobacillus reuteri) from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden (1990).