Bacterial Signal Transduction

The focus of the Bacterial Signal Transduction group's research is protein phosphorylation, a reversible post-translational modification which forms the basis of many signalling and regulatory mechanisms in the bacterial cell. 

The group studies bacterial cell factories, employing phosphorylation systems to improve their yield, and bacterial pathogens to exploit phosphorylation systems as targets for development of new antibacterial drugs.


The group is organising the 4th international conference on post-translational modifications in Bacteria in Copenhagen, 10-11 September, 2020. Registration is now open on the PTMBact 2020 conference website.


The Bacterial Signal Transduction group is located at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, DTU Biosustain and it is headed by Professor Ivan Mijakovic.


Ivan Mijakovic
DTU Biosustain


Carsten Jers
Senior Researcher
DTU Biosustain
+45 31 96 48 98