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Paula Mölling

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Paula Mölling
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About Paula Mölling

Paula Mölling, PhD, is a Molecular Biologist and Associate Professor (Docent) at the School of Medical Sciences since 2013.

Paula is working with research and development of clinical diagnostics in microbiology focusing on NGS (next generation sequencing) at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Microbiology & National reference laboratory for pathogenic Neisseria, University Hospital Örebro, Sweden, since 2001. She also work as a national project manager for the Microbiology section in Genomic Medicine Sweden (GMS), a project aiming to strengthen precision medicine and the opportunity for equal care across the country through the implementation of large-scale sequencing techniques and genomics in health care. The GMS project aims to strengthen precision medicine and the possibility of equal care throughout the country through the implementation of large-scale sequencing techniques and genomics in the health and medical care sector. The goal for GMS-Microbiology is to obtain a rapid and reliable identification of microorganisms that cause infectious diseases where quality-assured methods and results can easily share between regions via GMS technical solutions. This is to be able to map the transmission paths during outbreak situations and obtain a national consensus on the characterization of microbial agents.
Most of Paula´s research is about Neisseria meningitidis, a bacterium that can cause anything from asymptomatic carrier to serious infections in the form of meningitis or sepsis. Since Örebro is a national reference laboratory for pathogenic Neisseria, the focus of the research is on the epidemiology of N. meningitidis, but also to investigate why some people suffer serious illness while others are only carriers of the bacterium. Other research and development projects is about finding new molecular genetic methods for optimal diagnostic of other bacterial meningitis, sepsis and respiratory infections as well as epidemiological and genetic studies on methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Ongoing projects (among others)

  • Precision diagnostics of bacterial infections with 16S Nanopore sequencing – national project with 17/21 regions participating, for rapid identification of pathogenic bacteria directly from a clinical sample
  • Rapid sequencing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) – precision diagnostic tool to prevent and reduce outbreaks in healthcare
  • Precision genetic diagnostics of meningococci – the search for genetic markers that can be used to predict the bacterium's ability to cause invasive disease

In above projects Paula is now supervising four PhD students (three as the main-supervisor) and been the supervisor for an additional six PhD students over the past years (two as main-supervisor and four as co-supervisor).

Paula has published >70 scientific articles.

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