Research group for Host Microbe Interaction


The HMI group vision is to exploit interactions between host, microbes and drugs for better health. Our goal is to develop new therapeutic and diagnostic strategies to treat bacterial infections.
HMI is a large group consisting of several senior scientists in Professor and Assosiate Professor positions and 3 Engineers supporting the research infrastracture.  The group has currenly 4 postdoctoral fellows and 6 PhD students, as well as a number of MSc students each year.
The group is located at the Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiT, and is part of the Centre for new antibacterial strategies (CANS) 


August 2022 - We participated in the Research day (Forskningsdag) arranged at the Northern Norwegian science center. Photos included in the carousel.

August 2022 - PhDone! We are proud that Eric Juskewitz recently defended his PhD thesis.  In his work, he showcased how natural products and their mimics could be used as antimicrobials and why it is crucial to investigate their Mode of action. We look forward to hearing more about his journey into the realm of antimicrobial drug discovery.

June 2022 - Check out one of our 2022 publications summarized by CANS communication advisor Jan Fredrik Frantzen. 

For publications, check Google ScholarResearch Gate or norwegian CRISTIN of our members!