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Biography Annette Fagerlund

I work at the Department of Food Safety and Quality, and my interests include molecular microbiology and bioinformatics, and the study of bacterial biofilms. Main research topics are foodborne pathogenic bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus spp., and investigation into how these and other bacteria relevant in the food industry survive and adapt in food processing environments. I use modern DNA sequencing techniques (Illumina, Nanopore) to track the spread and contamination sources of bacteria in the food chain, and to characterize genetic traits such as pathogenic potential. We also use such technology to study microbial communities, for example to study dynamics and survival of pathogenic bacteria in biofilms. I have a degree in biochemistry from the University of Oslo (2003), and a PhD from the Norwegian Veterinary School (Bacillus cereus virulence factors, 2008).

Annette has 22 scientific publications in Cristin:

Fagerlund, Annette; Langsrud, Solveig; Moen, Birgitte; Heir, Even; Møretrø, Trond; 2018: Complete genome sequences of six Listeria monocytogenes sequence type 9 isolates from meat processing plants in Norway

Møretrø, Trond; Schirmer, Bjørn Christian; Heir, Even; Fagerlund, Annette; Hjemli, Pernille; Hjemli, Pernille; Langsrud, Solveig; 2017: Tolerance to quaternary ammonium compound disinfectants may enhance growth of Listeria monocytogenes in the food industry

Fagerlund, Annette; Møretrø, Trond; Heir, Even; Briandet, Romain; Langsrud, Solveig; 2017: Cleaning and disinfection of biofilms composed of Listeria monocytogenes and background microbiota from meat processing surfaces

Hassan, Karl A.; Fagerlund, Annette; Elbourne, Liam D.H.; Vörös, Aniko; Kroeger, Jasmin Kaori; Simm, Roger; Tourasse, Nicolas; Finke, Sarah; Henderson, Peter J.F.; Økstad, Ole Andreas Løchen; Paulsen, Ian T.; Kolstø, Anne-Brit; 2017: The putative drug efflux systems of the Bacillus cereus group

Fagerlund, Annette; Langsrud, Solveig; Schirmer, Bjørn Christian; Møretrø, Trond; Heir, Even; 2016: Genome Analysis of Listeria monocytogenes Sequence Type 8 Strains Persisting in Salmon and Poultry Processing Environments and Comparison with Related Strains

Fagerlund, Annette; Smith, Veronika; Røhr, Åsmund Kjendseth; Lindbäck, Toril; Parmer, Marthe Petrine; Andersson, K. Kristoffer; Reubsaet, Leon; Økstad, Ole Andreas Løchen; 2016: Cyclic diguanylate regulation of Bacillus cereus group biofilm formation

Fagerlund, Annette; Langsrud, Solveig; Heir, Even; Mikkelsen, Maria Ingeborg; Mikkelsen, Maria Ingeborg; Møretrø, Trond; 2016: Biofilm matrix composition affects the susceptibility of food associated staphylococci to cleaning and disinfection agents

Fagerlund, Annette; Dubois, Thomas; Økstad, Ole Andreas Løchen; Verplaetse, Emilie; Gilois, Nathalie; Bennaceur, Imene; Perchat, Stephane; Gominet, Myriam; Aymerich, Stephane; Kolstø, Anne-Brit; Lereclus, Didier; Gohar, Michel; 2014: SinR controls enterotoxin expression in Bacillus thuringiensis biofilms

Fagerlund, Annette; Granum, Per Einar; Håvarstein, Leiv Sigve; 2014: Staphylococcus aureus competence genes: Mapping of the SigH, ComK1 and ComK2 regulons by transcriptome sequencing

Fagerlund, Annette; Myrset, Astrid Hilde; Kulseth, Mari Ann; 2014: Construction of a Filamentous Phage Display Peptide Library

Kulseth, Mari Ann; Fagerlund, Annette; Myrset, Astrid Hilde; 2014: Affinity Selection Using Filamentous Phage Display

Backe, Paul Hoff; Simm, Roger; Lærdahl, Jon Kristen; Dalhus, Bjørn; Fagerlund, Annette; Økstad, Ole Andreas Løchen; Rognes, Torbjørn; Alseth, Ingrun; Kolstø, Anne-Brit; Bjørås, Magnar; 2013: A new family of proteins related to the HEAT-like repeat DNA glycosylases with affinity for branched DNA structures

Guinebretiere, Marie-Helene; Auger, Sandrine; Galleron, Nathalie; Contzen, Matthias; de Sarrau, Benoit; De Buyser, Marie-Laure; Lamberet, Gilles; Fagerlund, Annette; Granum, Per Einar; Lereclus, Didier; De Vos, Paul; Nguyen-The, Christophe; Sorokin, Alexei; 2013: Bacillus cytotoxicus sp. nov. is a new thermotolerant species of the Bacillus cereus Group occasionally associated with food poisoning

Fagerlund, Annette; Lindbäck, Toril; Granum, Per Einar; 2010: Bacillus cereus cytotoxins Hbl, Nhe and CytK are secreted via the Sec translocation pathway

Lindbäck, Toril; Hardy, Simon P.; Dietrich, Richard; Sødring, Marianne Sundt; Didier, Andrea; Moravek, Maximillian; Fagerlund, Annette; Bock, Stefanie; Nielsen, Carina; Casteel, Maximilian; Granum, Per Einar; Märtlbauer, Erwin; 2010: Cytotoxicity of the Bacillus cereus Nhe Enterotoxin Requires Specific Binding Order of Its Three Exoprotein Components

Arnesen, Lotte Pia Stenfors; Fagerlund, Annette; Granum, Per Einar; 2008: From soil to gut: Bacillus cereus and its food poisoning toxins

Fagerlund, Annette; Lindbäck, Toril; Storset, Anne K; Granum, Per Einar; Hardy, Simon P.; 2008: Bacillus cereus Nhe is a pore-forming toxin with structural and functional properties similar to the ClyA (HIyE, SheA) family of haemolysins, able to induce osmotic lysis in epithelia

Fagerlund, Annette; Myrset, Astrid Hilde; Kulseth, Mari Ann; 2008: Construction and characterization of a 9-mer phage display pVIII-library with regulated peptide density

Fagerlund, Annette; Brillard, Julien; Fürst, Rainer; Guinebretiere, Marie-Helene; Granum, Per Einar; 2007: Toxin production in a rare and genetically remote cluster of strains of the Bacillus cereus group

Guinebretiere, Marie-Helene; Fagerlund, Annette; Granum, Per Einar; Nguyen-The, Christophe; 2006: Rapid discrimination of cytK-1 and cytK-2 genes in Bacillus cereus strains by a novel duplex PCR system

Fagerlund, Annette; Ween, Ola; Lund, Terje; Hardy, Simon P.; Granum, Per Einar; 2004: Genetic and functional analysis of the cytK family of genes in Bacillus cereus

Lindbäck, Toril; Fagerlund, Annette; Rødland, Marianne Skeie; Granum, Per Einar; 2004: Characterization of the Bacillus cereus Nhe enterotoxin