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Rolf Lood


Ph.D. in Biomedicine - Experimental Infection Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Infection Medicine, Lund University, Sweden, 2011

Current position

Assistant Researcher, Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Infection Medicine, Biomedical Center B14, Lund University, Sweden


  1. Lood, R., Raz, A., Molina, H., Euler, C. W. and Fischetti, V. A. (2014). A highly active and negatively charged Streptococcus pyogenes lysin with a rare D-alanyl-L-alanine endopeptidase activity protects mice against streptococcal bacteremia. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 58(6): 3073-3084.
  2. Bruggemann, H. and Lood, R. (2013). Bacteriophages infecting Propionibacterium acnes. Biomed Res Int 2013: 705741.
  3. Lood, C., Allhorn, M., Lood, R., Gullstrand, B., Olin, A. I., Ronnblom, L., Truedsson, L., Collin, M. and Bengtsson, A. A. (2012). IgG glycan hydrolysis by endoglycosidase S diminishes the proinflammatory properties of immune complexes from patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a possible new treatment? Arthritis Rheum 64(8): 2698-2706.
  4. Lood, R. and Collin, M. (2011). Characterization and genome sequencing of two Propionibacterium acnes phages displaying pseudolysogeny. BMC Genomics 12: 198.
  5. Holmberg, A., Lood, R., Morgelin, M., Soderquist, B., Holst, E., Collin, M., Christensson, B. and Rasmussen, M. (2009). Biofilm formation by Propionibacterium acnes is a characteristic of invasive isolates. Clin Microbiol Infect 15(8): 787-795.
  6. Karlsson, C., Morgelin, M., Collin, M., Lood, R., Andersson, M. L., Schmidtchen, A., Bjorck, L. and Frick, I. M. (2009). SufA - a bacterial enzyme that cleaves fibrinogen and blocks fibrin network formation. Microbiology 155(Pt 1): 238-248.
  7. Lood, R., Morgelin, M., Holmberg, A., Rasmussen, M. and Collin, M. (2008). Inducible Siphoviruses in superficial and deep tissue isolates of Propionibacterium acnes. BMC Microbiol 8: 139.
Protocols by Rolf Lood
  1. Activity Assays for Bacteriophage Endolysin PlyPy