Torkel M. WADSTRÖM

 

Pubmed Publications List

Department of Medical Microbiology
University of Lund
Solvegantan 23
S 22362
Sweden

 

  • Born in Stockholm, Sweden, April 18, 1941,

  • PhD in Bacteriology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm 1970

  • MD Karolinska Institute, 1972

  • Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology, Karolinska Institute, 1971.

  • Assoc. Professor, National Bacteriological Laboratory, Stockhholm, 1972-1975,

  • Professor of Bacteriology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Uppsala, 1975-1986

  • Professor of Bacteriology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lund 1986-.

  • Chief Physician, Diagnostic Bacteriology, University Hospital Laboratory

 

Publications

 

Editor (Selected biography)

  • Bacterial Toxins and Cell Membranes, with J Jeljaszewiez, Academic Press, 1978;

  • Natural Toxins, with D Eaker, Pergamon Press, 1980;

  • Experimental Models for Bacterial-and Parasitic Infections, with GT Keusch, EIsevier, 1983; Pathogenesis of Wound and Biomaterial-Associated Infections, with I Eliassorn, IA Holder and Å-Ljungh, Springer Verlag, 1990.

  • Molecular Pathogenesis of Gastrointestinal Infections, with PH Mäkelä,, AM Svennerholm, and H Wolf-Watz, Plenum Press, 1991.

  • Molecular Pathogenesis of Surgical Infections, with IA Holder and G Kronvail, G Fischer Verlag, 1994.

  •  PhD Students

  • Twenty PhD examinations during 1973-1998 in Stockholm, Uppsala and Lund. Four registered PhD students and three registrations in progress.

 

Research areas

  • Cell surface proteins as putative tissue adhesins, and toxins of wound pathogens (c.f staphylococci) and the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori with special reference to sialogycoconjugates and glycosaminoglycans (CTAG) as receptor molecules on cells and in extracellular matrix (ECM)

  • Molecular interactions of gastrointestinal microbes (e.g. Lactobacilli) with gastric and intestinal mucosa.

  • Development of new immuno- and DNA based methods for diagnosis of these infections, including Polymerase Chain reaction for detection of Helicobacter pylori in gastric biopsies, saliva, stools, food, and water.

  • Development of staphylococcal vaccine and new methods to prevent biomaterial associated and wound infections with these and other pathogens,

 

Grants

Held a Medical Research Council grant since 1969, and from the Board for Technical Development (STU/NUTEK) since 1975 to develop immunoassays and rapid diagnostics for staphylococci and interotoxigenic E. coli. Grant from the Board for Industrial Foundation together with Martin Lindberg and Magnus Höök to develop a staphylococcal vaccine, EU grant in Biomed I "The ageing human stomach", coordinator F Mégraud, Bordeaux 1995-9. New application planned to Biomed.

EHMSG Core Agency

WMA GmbH

Alser Strasse 4, 1090 Vienna, Austria

Contact

Tel.: +43 1 405 13 83 18

Fax: +43 1 405 13 83 918

© 2019

EHMSG c/o WMA GmbH

  • zwitschern

Follow us on Twitter

The EHMSG is a member of the United European Gastroenterology, a professional non-profit organisation combining all the leading European societies concerned with digestive disease.
UEG represents over 22,000 specialists, working across medicine, surgery, paediatrics, GI oncology and endoscopy. This makes UEG the most comprehensive organisation of its kind in the world, and a unique platform for collaboration and the exchange of knowledge.