Pontus Nordenfelt obtained a Master in Chemical Engineering / Biotechnology from Lund Institute of Technology in 2006 and a PhD in Cell Biology from the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University, Sweden, in 2010 with Hans Tapper as supervisor. The PhD work was partly done at and in collaboration with Sergio Grinstein's lab at Sick Kids in Toronto. He started his postdoctoral training jointly with Lars Björck and Johan Malmström at Lund University with a focus on Infection Biology before a 3-year postdoc at Harvard Medical School in Timothy Springer's laboratory concerning the Cell and Molecular Biology of integrins. In 2015 he returned to Lund University to form his own research group focusing on host-bacteria surface interactions during infections. He is currently an Associate Senior Lecturer in Infection Medicine within the Division of Infection Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, at the Medical Faculty of Lund University, Lund, Sweden. He is the head of the Quantitative Infection Biology group.
Infection biology, host-pathogen interactions, phagocytosis, integrins, actin cytoskeleton, fluorescence microscopy, image analysis, automation, computer vision, absolute quantification