Robert KruseTitle: Adjunct Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Medical Sciences
Phone: +46 19 303000
About Robert Kruse
I am a molecular biologist from Lund University and both my previous and ongoing scientific activities are based on the desire to understand complex conditions in diseases, such as the systemic responses to infection. Part of my research focuses on the response to urinary tract infections with the bacterium Escherichia coli where I focus on global analyzes of the transcriptome changes in both human tissue and in uropathogenic bacteria during infection and resistance development in the treatment of antibiotics.
My position at the Clinical Research Center enables research collaboration with many different research groups, where my role varies between project management, supervision and methodological and bioinformatic analysis and consultation. The projects include omics-related research, such as the transcriptome, the proteome and the metabolite, in various diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, breast cancer, low birth weight, and muscular changes in muscle contraction.
I am part of the research environment Inflammatory Response and Infection Susceptibility Center (iRiSC), where I, among other things, lead a topic around the metabolism's connection to immunological response, called immunometabolism, in inflammation. In addition, I am part of a national research project on inflammatory bowel disease, BIO IBD, where I am a scientific coordinator. The project focuses on the discovery biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis and therapy responses, where different parts of the project relate to my own research on the regulatory role of microRNA (miRNAs) and their interaction with microbiota and the changes in microbiome seen in inflammatory bowel disease