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Junior Researchers
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        2010
JUNIOR RESEARCHERS DIRECTORY
In this directory you will find individual profiles of creative and ambitious
young researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy 2010. All scientists presented
here, hold a PhD, or are less than one year from defending a doctoral
thesis. Besides unique competences and expertise in specific research
fields, researchers have many skills and competences that are valuable
for diverse sectors of the professional society.

  Project management
  Presentation and communication skills
  A trained ability to take in new subjects, methods and techniques
  Administrative and organizational skills
  Goal oriented way of working
  Analytical and problem solving abilities
  Team work
Future Faculty board members, from top left; Åsa Torinsson Naluai, Daniel Klamer, Petronella Kettunen, Erik
Pålsson, Afrouz Behoudi, Iris van Dijk Härd, Katarina Ejeskär, Annika Bergman, Svetlana Adamovic Karin Welén,
Karolina Partheen and Mia Ericson.
Missing: Christin Karlsson, Sandra Olsson, Björn Lindkvist, Silvia Gogg and Lars Westberg
FUTURE FACULTY AT SAHLGRENSKA ACADEMY
Future Faculty is an organization at Sahlgrenska Academy for those in the
middle of their career. Our members have a PhD degree and are actively
involved in research but do not have a permanent position as lecturer or
professor. To support junior scientists, Future Faculty acts as a network to facili-
tate collaboration among junior scientists. It also organizes member meetings
on relevant subjects for the junior researcher (from scientific to political) and
interacts with the Academy concerning topics of interest to junior scientists.

Future Faculty wishes to inspire and encourage the Academy to support and
maintain the competence of junior scientists in their strategic plan for excel-
lence in both research and teaching.

Future Faculty is run by a board which represents each institute at the Sahlg-
renska Academy. We can be reached at futurefaculty@sahlgrenska.gu.se.
THE SAHLGRENSKA ACADEMY
The Sahlgrenska Academy is the faculty of health sciences at the
University of Gothenburg, providing health sciences education for the
professionals of the future. With key concepts such as a holistic approach,
cooperation and excellence in knowledge-building, the faculty shall
contribute towards advances within the prevention, alleviation and treat-
ment of disease and ill-health.

About 4,000 undergraduate students and 1,200 postgraduate students
are enrolled at Sahlgrenska Academy. Approximately 1,400 people are
employed. 850 of them are researchers and/or teachers. 2009 Sahlgrenska
Academy had a turnover of 2,100 million SEK.

Both education and research is conducted in close cooperation with the
Västra Götaland region, particularly the Sahlgrenska University Hospital.
JUNIOR SCIENTISTS
Frida Abel .......................................................................................................1
Louise Adermark..........................................................................................1
Christian Andersson ...................................................................................2
Mattias Andersson ......................................................................................2
Michael Andersson .....................................................................................3
Yvonne Arvidsson .......................................................................................3
Julia Asp ..........................................................................................................4
Alison L. Atkins .............................................................................................4
Afrouz Behboudi..........................................................................................5
Annika Bergman ..........................................................................................5
Johan Bourghardt .......................................................................................6
Johan Bylund ................................................................................................6
Helena Carén.................................................................................................7
Anne de-Wahl Granelli ..............................................................................7
Katarina Ejeskär ............................................................................................8
Jörgen Elgqvist .............................................................................................8
Mate Erdelyi ...................................................................................................9
Mia Ericson.....................................................................................................9
Hanna Falk .................................................................................................. 10
Carl-Fredrik Flach ...................................................................................... 10
Anders Friberg ........................................................................................... 11
Pernilla Glader ........................................................................................... 11
Annika Gustafsson ................................................................................... 12
Heléne Gustavsson .................................................................................. 12
Ann Hammarstedt.................................................................................... 13
Caroline Hansson...................................................................................... 13
Michael Hoppe .......................................................................................... 14
Madeleine Ingelsten................................................................................ 14
Anders Janzon ........................................................................................... 15
Karin Jennbacken ..................................................................................... 15
Inger Johansson........................................................................................ 16
Christin Karlsson ....................................................................................... 16
Linda Karlsson-Lindahl ........................................................................... 17
Petronella Kettunen ................................................................................ 17
Jeong-Lim Kim........................................................................................... 18
Daniel Klamer ............................................................................................ 18
Sara Landgren............................................................................................ 19
Lena Larsson............................................................................................... 19
Kristina Levan............................................................................................. 20
Åsa Lindgren .............................................................................................. 20
Annika Lundqvist ..................................................................................... 21
Elin Löf .......................................................................................................... 21
Jesper Löve ................................................................................................. 22
Lisa Magnusson ........................................................................................ 22
Louise Mannerås Holm ........................................................................... 23
Junmei Miao Jonasson ........................................................................... 23
Julia Naoumova ........................................................................................ 24
Matilda Nicklasson ................................................................................... 24
Louise Nilsson ............................................................................................ 25
Peter Norberg ............................................................................................ 25
Ann Novotny .............................................................................................. 26
Magdalena Nutu ....................................................................................... 26
Hanna Olausson ........................................................................................ 27
Fredrik Olson .............................................................................................. 27
Sandra Olsson ............................................................................................ 28
Karolina Partheen ..................................................................................... 28
Harshida Patel ............................................................................................ 29
Christopher Pickering ............................................................................. 29
Erik Pålsson ................................................................................................. 30
Emma Samuelson..................................................................................... 30
Sofia Silfverswärd Lindblad .................................................................. 31
Åsa Sjöling................................................................................................... 31
Karolina Patrycja Skibicka ..................................................................... 32
Louise Strandberg .................................................................................... 32
Anders Ståhlberg ...................................................................................... 33
Jonas Söderholm ...................................................................................... 33
Magdalena Taube ..................................................................................... 34
Fabian Taube .............................................................................................. 34
Anna Tjärnlund Wolf ................................................................................ 35
Åsa Torinsson Naluai ............................................................................... 35
Iris van Dijk Härd ....................................................................................... 36
Sjoerd Wanrooij ......................................................................................... 36
Karin Welén................................................................................................. 37
Sara Windahl .............................................................................................. 37
FRIDA ABEL
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, Danish
Thesis/Thesis project: Genetic studies of neuroblastoma with emphasis on the apoptotic
pathway, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2004
Teaching
Medical genetics and cell biology in graduate and post graduate courses at University of
Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.
Competences in brief
Disease: Neuroblastoma and pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma methods: Gene
expression, microarray, real-time PCR, mutation detection (HRM, DHPLC, SSCP/HD), DNA
Sequencing (Sanger and Next generation sequencing), reverse engineering, in silico
network modelling, principal components analysis

Frida Abel started as a PhD student in 1999 at the department of Clinical Genetics,
University of Gothenburg. After dissertation Frida was employed as an assistant researcher
at the Genomics Core Facility at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. In
2007 she started her post-docoral work at the institution of Mathematical Sciences at
Chalmers University of Technology, which was granted by the Swedish Research Council
(VR). In 2010 Frida received a four year Junior Research position from the Swedish Child-
hood Cancer Foundation.

Contact: frida.abel@gu.se / +46 (0)709 12 61 34




LOUISE ADERMARK
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Addiction- A Pathological Memory?, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2003
Teaching
 Coordinator for the Research School in Psychiatry. Co-organizer of the graduate course
theme ”Psychiatry” at Sahlgrenska Academy.
Competences in brief
Electrophysiology (whole-cell patch clamp, field potential recordings) Imaging (immuno-
histochemistry, cellular imaging) cell preparation (region specific brain slices, cell isolation
by enzymatic or mechanical dissociation, cell cultivation, transfection), basic biochemical
techniques

After 2.5 years as a visiting fellow at the National Institutes of Health, Louise Adermark
returned to Sweden to work at the Addiction Biology Unit, where she now holds a junior
research position sponsored by Swedish Research Council. Dr Adermark claims that
addiction can be looked upon as a pathological process of learning and memory, and
she believes that increased knowledge about how drugs of abuse can modulate synaptic
plasticity hold promise for elucidating neurological underpinnings of addictive behavior.

Contact: louise.adermark@neuro.gu.se / +46 (0)31 786 3975




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CHRISTIAN ANDERSSON
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Expression and novel function of CD43 in colon cancer cells,
Sahlgrenska Academy, 2003
Teaching
PhD student, diss. April 2010 Lecturing cell biology, 2003. 20% Teaching employment,
1999-2003
Competences in brief
Methods: Tissue culture, cloning, siRNA, PCR, real-time PCR, immunoblotting, immunopre-
cipitation, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, 2-Hybrid system, GST technique,
FACS, reporter system, proteomics, generation of mouse embryonic fibroblasts, gene
transfer by electroporation in vivo.

Christian Andersson finished his PhD studies at the Department of Medical Biochemistry,
University of Gothenburg, in 2003. He has, since then, worked as an assistant researcher
under professor Ulf Smith at the Lundberg Laboratory for Diabetes Research, University
of Gothenburg. He has his own group and study obesity-induced inflammation and its
connection to insulin resistance and diabetes. Recently, the first PhD thesis was generated
from this project.

Contact: christian.andersson@gu.se / +46 (0)31 342 6646




MATTIAS ANDERSSON
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: FET proteins in cancer and development, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2009
Teaching
Cell biology, tumor biology, master student supervision
Competences in brief
Human primary cell culture, cell based assays, growth factor signaling, cDNA cloning and
expression, transfection, RNAi, quantitative real-time PCR, immunoprecipitation, western
blot, confocal microscopy, immunofluorescence

Mattias’ research focuses on functional studies of fusion oncogenes in solid tumors.
Mattias holds a MSc in chemistry and has a background in ciochemistry and molecular
biology at University of Gothenburg. He attended the Göteborg Graduate School of
Bioscience and was thereafter enrolled as a PhD student at the department of Pathology
under Professor Pierre Åman. Mattias has since his dissertation been working as a postdoc
in Professor Göran Stenman’s group at the same department.

Contact: mattias.andersson@llcr.med.gu.se / +46 (0)705 79 09 13




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MICHAEL ANDERSSON
Title: PhD Student
Languages: Swedish, English, French
Thesis/Thesis project: Inflammation and proliferation in the urinary bladder, Sahlgrenska
Academy, 2010
Teaching
Pharmacology, the autonomic nervous system, the coagulatory system, analgesics
Competences in brief
Cell culturing, in vivo experiments on rat, metabolism cage, tissue bath, immunoblotting,
immunohistochemistry, urinary incontinence, bladder cancer

Michael Andersson has a master degree in medicine from the University of Gothenburg.
He is currently pursuing his PhD within the field of pharmacology, which will be complet-
ed in December 2010. His work examines the influence of muscarinic, purinergic and
adrenergic receptor activation/deactivation on urinary bladder contraction and prolifera-
tion. Specifically, the urothelium is studied, using both in vitro and in vivo models.

Contact: michael.andersson@pharm.gu.se / +46 31 786 3440




YVONNE ARVIDSSON
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Gene Therapy of Neuroblastoma, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2003
Teaching
Tumor biology, cell biology, tumor metastasis, hypoxia
Competences in brief
Expression microarray, real-time RT-PCR, animal tumor models, confocal microscopy, cell
culture, functional assays, transient and stable expression of siRNA, viral and non-viral
gene constructs, general molecular biology techniques, carcinoids, neuroblastoma

Yvonne has a background in cell biology and her main research is focused on biological
mechanisms involved in development and dissemination of midgut carcinoid tumors.
Her current research is aiming to identify epigenetic and hypoxic regulation of gene
expression, as well as to identify and test potential drug targets. Yvonne plan and run
projects involving staff and students. She has currently a research position at the Lund-
berg Laboratory for Cancer Research, Sahlgrenska University Hospital.

Contact: yvonne.arvidsson@gu.se / +46 (0)704 80 13 16




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JULIA ASP
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Cell cycle genes in chondrosarcoma. Involvement of the Id1 and p16
pathways. , Sahlgrenska Academy, 2002
Teaching
Molecular biology
Competences in brief
Adult stem cells, tumour biology, primary cell culture, methods in molecular biology in
particular PCR-based methods including real-time PCR.

Julia Asp has performed two postdoc periods and since 2006, she is the project leader
for a Heart Research team which works with projects concerning adult stem cells, cell
signalling pathways and toxicology within the human heart. During 2007-2009, she was
responsible partner deputy for the EU STREP project Invitroheart.

Contact: julia.asp@gu.se / +46 (0)702 99 83 16




ALISON L. ATKINS
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, French
Thesis/Thesis project: Genetic analysis of methamphetamine-induced chewing stereotypy
in mapping populations derived from the C57BL/6 and DBA/2 inbred mouse strains. ,
Oregon Health & Science University, 2004
Teaching
Drugs and behavior, psychopharmacology, introduction to psychology
Competences in brief
Behavioral testing (learning and memory, drug addiction, motor behaviors, anxiety, pain),
surgical implantation of jugular and femoral catheters, stereotaxic surgery, perfusion,
histology, immunohistochemistry, DNA and RNA extraction, PCR genotyping, QTL analy-
sis, selective breeding.

Alison Atkins has a background in behavioral neuroscience, and she is currently studying
the role of complement in functional recovery from stroke and in learning and memory as
a postdoctoral researcher at Sahlgrenska Academy. Her dissertation focused on genetic
factors in methamphetamine addiction. After completing her dissertation, she worked as
a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Boston, where she studied the role
of the hippocampal-dependent learning in cocaine addiction.

Contact: alison.atkins@medkem.gu.se / +46 (0)31 786 3856




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AFROUZ BEHBOUDI
Title: Associate Professor
Languages: Swedish, English, Persian
Thesis/Thesis project: Cytogenetic and molecular changes involving rat chromosome 10 in
experimental endometrial adenocarcinoma, CMB, University of Gothenburg, 2002
Teaching
Genetics, human genetics, clinical genetics, tumor biology, cancer biology, experimental
design
Competences in brief
Expression analysis, real-time RT-PCR, microarray, DNA/RNA techniques, cytogenetics,
spectral karyotyping, karyotyping, CGH, CGH-array, gene techniques, cell culture and
related techniques, genetics of model organisms and comparative analysis

Afrouz Behboudi has a background in cancer genetics. Her main research interest is to
identify new biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of cancer. During her
postdoc work at Sahlgrenska Academy, she received a highly competitive postdoc grant
from the Swedish Cancer Society. She has been main supervisor for two PhD students,
who defended their thesis in 2008 and 2009. Afrouz holds a senior lecturer position at the
University of Skövde and a part time researcher position at Sahlgrenska Academy.

Contact: afrouz.behboudi@gu.se / +46 (0)500 44 86 84




ANNIKA BERGMAN
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, French
Thesis/Thesis project: On the genetics of hereditary breast/ovarian cancer; BRCA1 and
BRCA2 and beyond., Sahlgrenska Academy, 2006
Teaching
Medical genetics, tumor biology, bioethics, molecular biology methodology.
Competences in brief
Molecular biology/genetics, mutation detection, DNA/RNA methods, genomic profiling,
microarrayCGH, SNP genotyping, gene expression, linkage and association, clinical labora-
tory practice, gene patenting, cancer and hereditary syndromes.

Annika has a background in clinical genetics and experience from genetic diagnostics
of hereditary disease. Her research has mainly focused on identifying and character-
izing inherited and acquired alterations in human genes. The overall aim is to improve
diagnostic and prognostic tools in cancer therapy. Annika is currently doing research
on melanoma genomics and holds a postdoc position sponsored by Assar Gabrielsson
Foundation at the Lundberg Laboratory for Cancer Research.

Contact: annika.bergman@gu.se / +46 (0)703 97 76 92




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JOHAN BOURGHARDT
Title: PhD Student
Languages: Swedish, English, French
Thesis/Thesis project: The role of the androgen receptor in atherosclerosis, Sahlgrenska
Academy, _
Teaching
NA
Competences in brief
In vivo models of atherosclerosis and obesity, histological techniques, perfusion, small
animal surgery, isolation and culture of primary cells, immunohistochemical techniques.

Johan Bourghardt has a background in pharmaceutical bioscience and his main research
area is sex steroids and atherosclerosis. He will defend his thesis this autumn (November
19, 2010).

Contact: johan.bourghardt@wlab.gu.se / NA




JOHAN BYLUND
Title: Associate Professor
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Recognition by leukocyte formyl peptide receptors -promiscuous
binding or pattern recognition?, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2002
Teaching
Inflammation, phagocytic cells, oxygen free radicals, cell death
Competences in brief
Isolation of phagocytic cells (human, rat, murine) from peripheral blood and exudated
fluids. Measurements of oxygen radicals and cytokines. Assessment of cell death and
signal transduction pathways. Microscopic techniques.

After defending his thesis characterizing basic effector functions of phagocytic cells, he
pursued postdoctoral studies at the University of British Columbia dealing with phago-
cytes in a more clinical setting. Studying phagocytes from patients with (inflammatory)
diseases is an area of investigation he has also pursued after returning to Gothenburg
to set up his own research group. He currently holds a research position financed by the
Swedish Research Council.

Contact: johan.bylund@rheuma.gu.se / +46 (0)762 36 34 60




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HELENA CARÉN
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: The Neuroblastoma Genome and Epigenome - Patient Stratification
and Identification of Candidate Genes, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2009
Teaching
Medical genetics
Competences in brief
Mutation analysis, molecular cloning, direct sequencing, fragment analysis, real-time
RT-PCR, bisulfite sequencing, methylation-specific-PCR, pyro-bisulfite sequencing,
mammalian cell culture, in vitro transfections, chromatin immunoprecipitation, RNA-, SNP-
and methylation microarrays.

Helena Carén has specialized in genetic and epigenetic analysis. Her research has focused
on the pediatric tumor neuroblastoma for which she has identified chromosomal aber-
rations and epigenetic features. After her dissertation she is spending two years at the
University College London Cancer Institute doing whole-genome profiling of genetic and
epigenetic features that occur during the differentiation of brain cancer stem cells.

Contact: helena.caren@gu.se / +46 (0)706 82 32 62




ANNE DE-WAHL GRANELLI
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Pulse Oximetry: Evaluation of a potential tool for early detection of
critical congenital heart disease, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2009
Teaching
Pediatric echocardiography
Competences in brief
Worked in Echolab, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada 1996-1997. Registered
Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (PE) 1997. Supervised and Coordinated a multicentre
pulse oximetry screening study in West Götaland Region 2004-2007, screening 39821
newborn babies for Critical Congenital Heart Disease.

Anne de-Wahl Granelli was awarded the “Best thesis in 2009” from the Institution of
Clinical Sciences, University of Gothenburg. She has been invited by the World Heart
Federation to speak at the World Congress of Cardiology, Beijing, China June 16-19 2010.
Her work about a simple screening method to detect life threatening congenital heart
disease has been translated into Chinese and as of June 2010, Beijing starts to screen all
newborn babies with pulse oximetry.

Contact: Anne.Granelli@vgregion.se / +46 (0)709 94 40 15




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KATARINA EJESKÄR
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Genetic alterations in Scandinavian neuroblastoma tumors., Sahlgren-
ska Academy, 2000
Teaching
Teaching in Clinical Genetics, at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg
Competences in brief
Cancer, neuroblastoma, molecular genetics, PCR, cloning, DNA sequencing, LOH-studies,
FISH, DNA- RNA- and protein-extractions, linkage analysis, Southern Blot, BAC-manipula-
tion, tissue culture, transfection, Western Blot, cell growth assays, immunoprecipitation,
fruit fly work, excel, power point.

Katarina’s research career started at the Dept. of Clinical Genetics at Sahlgrenska university
hospital, where she worked on genomic characterization of childhood neuroblastoma
cancer. She also identified the gene locus for the inherited Larsen syndrome. With fund-
ing from Cancerfonden she did postdoctoral studies on gene therapy at the Murdoch
Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia. Since 2003, she runs and finances
her own research group, and she currently focuses her research on functional studies of
proteins in the PI3K signalling pathway and their involvement in cancer development.

Contact: katarina.ejeskar@gu.se / +46 (0)736 64 32 88




JÖRGEN ELGQVIST
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, German
Thesis/Thesis project: Astatine-211 Radioimmunotherapy of Ovarian Cancer - Therapeutic
Efficacy, Myelotoxicity, and Radiation Dosimetry in an Animal Model, Sahlgrenska Acad-
emy, 2006
Teaching
249 hours lecturing at the Department of Radiation Physics, University of Gothenburg,
Sweden.
Competences in brief
Cancer research: radioimmunotherapy; alpha-particle emitters; astatine-211; bismuth-213,
dosimetry; computational modelling, Monte-Carlo calculations, pharmacokinetics, thera-
peutic efficacy; fractionated treatment, tumor cure probability, myelotoxicity, ovarian,
breast and prostate cancer.

Winner of The Assar Gabrielsson Award in 2009 for “The best PhD thesis in cancer research
during the past three years at the University of Gothenburg”, see e.g. www.agfond.se.

Contact: jorgen.elgqvist@gu.se / +46(0)735 72 41 55




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MATE ERDELYI
Title: Associate Professor
Languages: Swedish, English, German, Hungarian
Thesis/Thesis project: Towards the development of photoswitchable beta-hairpin mimetics,
Department of Chemistry, Uppsala University, 2004
Teaching
Medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, NMR spectroscopy, avdnaced organic synthesis
Competences in brief
NMR spectroscopy - small molecules, natural products, ligand-protein interactions.
Conformational and configurational analysis. Solution and solid-phase organic synthesis,
metalorganics, SPPS, microwave chemistry, photochemistry. Halogen bonding, hydrogen
bonding, weak secondary interactions.

Mate Erdelyi has a background in pharmaceutical sciences (Semmelweis University,
1999), did his PhD in organic/medicinal chemistry (Uppsala University, 2004) followed by
three postdoctoral stays within physical organic chemistry (UCSD, 2004/5), NMR method
development as well as structural biology (Max Planck Institute, 2005-2008). He currently
holds a assistant proffesor position (2008-2011) funded by Swedish Research Council and
his work focuses on the investigation of halogen bonding and antiplasmodial natural
products.

Contact: mate@chem.gu.se / +46 (0)31 786 9033




MIA ERICSON
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Nicotinic mechanisms in ethanol reinforcement-a neurochemical and
behavioral study, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2000
Teaching
Neurobiological and psychiatric aspects of drug addiction. General
neuropsychopharmacology
Competences in brief
In vivo microdialysis, ethanol consumption models, preclinical behavioral models within
the field of psychiatry, primary cell cultures, immunohistochemistry, some electrophysi-
ological knowledge etc.

After three years of post doctoral training at University of Rochester, NY, USA learning
electrophysiological techniques, Mia returned to University of Gothenburg where she
currently holds a research position financed by the Swedish Research Council. Mia use
pre-clinical methodology in her research to find mechanisms underlying the develop-
ment of addiction to alcohol and other drugs of abuse. The work takes place within the
Addiction Biology Unit, a translational constellation of independent researchers using
methodology ranging from molecular animal studies to human RCT:s.

Contact: mia.ericson@neuro.gu.se / +46 (0)31 786 3978




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HANNA FALK
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: There is no escape from getting old - Older persons’ experiences of
environmental change in residential care, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2010
Teaching
NA
Competences in brief
Nursing, frail elderly, dementia, environment, design, residential care, quality of life,
grounded theory, mixed method, health geography

Hanna Falk recieved full financial funding for her PhD studies at the Sahlgrenska Academy
from Swedish Brain Power, Karolinska Institute, a network formed by the Swedish lead-
ing research groups in the field of neurodegenerative disorders, with a main focus on
dementia.

Contact: hanna.falk@avo.nu / +46 (0)31 70 42 685




CARL-FREDRIK FLACH
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Microarray analyses of the small intestinal mucosa during experimen-
tal and clinical cholera, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2005
Teaching
Molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, supervison, lectures, laborations, group
discussions.
Competences in brief
Real-time PCR, microarray, cloning, recombinant protein production in bacteria and virus,
in vitro translation, transfection, protein purification, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, cell
culturing. Experimental cholera and H. pylori infection, vaccine development.

Carl-Fredrik Flach is a molecular biologist. He did a postgraduate project heavily based
on the microarray technology, involving collaborations with several clinicians. After his
dissertation he did a 4-year postdoc at the Dept of Microbiology and Immunology, initially
as a collaboration with Got-a-Gene AB (adenovirus vaccine vector project) and later as the
responsible molecular biologist in an H. pylori vaccine project (resulting in a patent). He
currently holds a postdoc position at MIVAC.

Contact: carl-fredrik.flach@microbio.gu.se / +46 (0)736 46 23 03




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ANDERS FRIBERG
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Granulosa cell apoptosis: Transcriptional regulation by the nuclear
progesterone receptor, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2009
Teaching
Lecturer in reproductive biology and apoptosis, lab supervision.
Competences in brief
Animal models - rat, primary cell culture, Affymetrix microarray, TaqMan arrays, enzyme
activity assays - apoptosis, thin layer chromatography - steroid analysis, membrane
protein separation and Western blotting Experienced in grant administration/manage-
ment and EU funding.

Anders Friberg has a background in physiology where his main research area was
reproduction endocrinology and especially apoptosis regulation. He currently works as
a postdoctoral researcher and project manager for a EU-funded research consortium -
NeuroFAST, coordinated at University of Gothenburg

Contact: p.anders.friberg@gmail.com / +46 (0)739 04 86 19




PERNILLA GLADER
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, French, German, Polish
Thesis/Thesis project: T-cells in COPD to help or harm?, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University,
2006
Teaching
 Immunology, inflammation, project management, cell culturing and other laboratory
techniques
Competences in brief
Knowledge in respiratory medicine, inflammation and T-cell biology. Skilled in
cell culturing, antibody based protein analysis including flow cytometry and
immunohistochemistry.

Pernilla Glader has a background in biology and did her masters in the program of Lund
Graduate School of Biomedical Research. After her PhD studies, which she performed in
collaboration with AstraZeneca R&D Lund, she spent three years as a postdoc at Sahlg-
renska Academy where she is still active in the field of respiratory inflammation studying
the function of T-cell subsets in the human airways. Her project is financed by the Swedish
Heart-Lung Foundation.

Contact: pernilla.glader@gu.se / +46 (0)733 32 19 73




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ANNIKA GUSTAFSSON
Title: PhD Student
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Prostanoids and colorectal cancer, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2010
Teaching
NA
Competences in brief
Gene expression analysis; arrays and PCR (RT-PCR, realtime PCR LightCycler and Taqman),
RNA and DNA extraction, DNA methylation analysis (bisulfite sequencing), siRNA, cell
culture

Annika has a background as a biomedical chemist and her main research area has been
human colorectal cancer and the link to inflammation. Before her dissertation Annika
studied biomedical chemistry whereas three years in Kalmar, one semester as an Erasmus
scholarship holder at Staffordshire University and her master thesis were done at the
Deptartment of Surgery at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. She currently is a final year
PhD student at the Department of Surgery.

Contact: annika.gustafsson@surgery.gu.se / +46 (0)739 78 01 60




HELÉNE GUSTAVSSON
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: “Androgen independent prostate cancer - studies on angiogenesis
and ADAMTS1”, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2009
Teaching
Tumor biology, molecular biology, angiogenesis, physiology
Competences in brief
Cell culturing, transfection, siRNA, animal experiments, gene expression, protein analysis,
histology, prostate cancer, angiogenesis.

Heléne has focused her research on angiogenesis and blood vessel regulation in tumors,
especially in castration resistant prostate cancer. By using cell cultures, tumor xenografts
and patient material to study the angiogenic process, Heléne is aiming at finding new
anti-angiogenic therapeutic strategies for prostate cancer. Heléne is currently employed at
the department of Urology at the Lundberg Laboratory for Cancer Research, Sahlgrenska
Academy.

Contact: helene.gustavsson@urology.gu.se / +46 (0)708 58 26 81




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ANN HAMMARSTEDT
Title: PhD Student
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Molecular characterization of Insulin resistance in the adipose tissue
and the effect of thiazolidinediones, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2005
Teaching
Course organization and teaching: research course in endocrinology and diabetes
2006-2009
Competences in brief
Cell culture, primary cell preparation and culture, human adipose tissue preparation,
glucose uptake, lipolysis, cell fractionation, RNA and protein extraction and quantification,
ELISA, siRNA, ChIP, plasmid preparation/transfection, protein production, mouse models,
bioinformatics, statistics

Ann Hammarstedt has a background in molecular biology and her main research area is
diabetes and adipocyte biology. 2006 she received a postdoc grant from Novo Nordisk
and in 2008 a postdoc position at the University of Gothenburg. 2009 she received the
EFSD/Lilly Research Followship. Currently she is working as assistant researcher at the
Lundberg Laboratory for Diabetes Research and participates in two European consorti-
ums focusing on causes and consequences of type 2 diabetes.

Contact: ann.hammarstedt@medic.gu.se / +46 (0)31 342 6646




CAROLINE HANSSON
Title: PhD Student
Languages: Swedish, English, French, Italian
Thesis/Thesis project: Exploring novel CNS actions of ghrelin in relation to food intake,
reward and emotionality, Sahlgrenska Academy, _
Teaching
Physiology, cellular biology
Competences in brief
In vivo: Stereotaxic surgery, cerebral microinfusion, brain dissection, perfusion, prepulse
inhibition experiments. Molecular: gene expression, RNA and DNA preparation,
genotyping

Caroline has a background in pharmacology and has a master in pharmaceutical
biosciences from Uppsala University. She did her master thesis in the Behavioural Phar-
macology Unit at the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Gothenburg
and continued as a junior research fellow in the Biological Psychiatry Group at the same
department. She is now doing her PhD at the Department of Physiology, exploring the
effects of ghrelin in the CNS.

Contact: caroline.hansson@neuro.gu.se / +46 (0)702 47 61 90




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MICHAEL HOPPE
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Iron Absorption in Man - Diet Modification and Fortification, Sahlg-
renska Academy, 2008
Teaching
 Educated in university pedagogy 15 Hp. Experienced in teaching nutrition at the Sahlg-
renska Academy
Competences in brief
MSc & Doctor of philosophy in medicine. Experienced in coordinating and executing clini-
cal human studies, both independently, within smaller teams, and in larger international
cooperation. Communicator at international congresses. Peer-reviewer for several journals
e.g. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

M Hoppe has a PhD in clinical nutrition. His main research area is iron metabolism with
special emphasize on human iron absorption. He is hitherto first author of eight and
co-author of an additional two articles published in international peer-reviewed journals.
He currently holds a position as Researcher/Nutritionist at the Sahlgrenska University
hospital. His main tasks, besides his clinical work, include planning, coordinating, docu-
mentation and evaluation of clinical human studies.

Contact: michael.hoppe@nutrition.gu.se / +46 (0)31 786 3705




MADELEINE INGELSTEN
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, German
Thesis/Thesis project: Molecular mechanisms behind the liver-induced acceptance of renal
grafts in highly sensitized patients, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2010
Teaching
NA
Competences in brief
Methods: qPCR, cell culture, HPLC, gene analysis, microarray, cloning, overexpression of
proteins, virus mediated transfections, PCR, Western Blot, ELISA, siRNA. Extensive experi-
ence in writing of manuscripts and grant applications, oral presentations at international
congresses



Contact: madeleine.ingelsten@wlab.gu.se / +46 (0)31 342 8490




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ANDERS JANZON
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, French, German, Russian
Thesis/Thesis project: Studies on bacterial transmission pathways in a high endemic area,
with a focus on Helicobacter pylori, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2009
Teaching
Medical microbiology and immunology
Competences in brief
Strong skills in molecular biology and microbiology, basic skills in protein biochemistry,
electron and fluorescence microscopy. Experience of mouse models and clinical and
environmental microbiology with a focus on Gram-negative bacteria (Helicobacter pylori,
Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholerae).

Anders Janzon is currently investigating environmental functional metagenomics and
antimicrobial resistance. For his PhD thesis research, he used molecular biology to study
the epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori and other bacterial gastrointestinal pathogens.
ttIn conjunction with his PhD research, he spent time as a visiting scientist in Baltimore,
USA; Dhaka, Bangladesh; and Cairo, Egypt. He received his MS in Bioengineering from
Chalmers University of Technology.

Contact: anders.janzon@gu.se / +46 (0)739 18 46 34




KARIN JENNBACKEN
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Invasive and metastatic properties of advanced prostate cancer,
Sahlgrenska Academy, 2009
Teaching
Tumor biology, molecular biology, atherosclerosis, immunology
Competences in brief
Cell culture, transfection, mouse surgery, treatment studies in mice, imaging of tumors in
mice, gene expression, protein analysis, animal models of cancer, animal models of diabe-
tes and atherosclerosis, prostate cancer, atherosclerosis, type 2 diabetes, immunology, B-1
cells, natural antibodies.

Karin has a background in prostate cancer. Her research has focused on advanced pros-
tate cancer where she studied invasive and metastatic properties of the tumor cells, with
the aim of identifying new drug targets. Karin currently holds a postdoc position at the
Wallenberg Laboratory for Cardiovascular Research, where she studies the importance of
natural antibodies in the development of atherosclerosis and type 2 diabetes.

Contact: karin.jennbacken@wlab.gu.se / +46 (0)739 47 19 47




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INGER JOHANSSON
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Proliferative and protective effects of the GH/IGF-I axis on cardiomyo-
cytes and neural progenitor cells, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2008
Teaching
Scientific methods and management, biochemistry
Competences in brief
Culturing of cell lines and primary cells,immuno precipitation, western blot, 2D-electro
phoresis,immunohistochemistry, conventional and confocal microscopy, 3H-thymidine
incorporation, receptor binding, real time RT-PCR, flow cytometry (scanning and sorting),
ELISA, raising monoclonal antibodies in rats

Inger has a long background as a biomedical scientist and before her dissertation she
worked at the Dept for clinical immunology (University of Gothenburg) and at the
European Molcular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg Germany. Toghether with the
teaching she now works at the Lab for glycobiology (University of Gothenburg) where her
main interest is glycosylation of the notch receptor. Inger´s main personal qualifications
are hard-working, structured and focused. She is an outgoing and social person who likes
to learn new things.

Contact: inger.johansson@clinchem.gu.se / +46 (0)709 20 58 21




CHRISTIN KARLSSON
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, German
Thesis/Thesis project: Studies on mechanisms of biocompatibility elicited at blood-material
interfaces. Effects of surface adsorbed plasma proteins, protein-cell and cell-cell interac-
tions at biomaterial surfaces., Sahlgrenska Academy, 1997
Teaching
Degree of Master of Education Higher pedagogic education Teacher in biomedicine.
Competences in brief
Christin was recruited to the research group of professor Martin Bergö at the Wallenberg
laboratory. Their research focus on the posttranslational processing of CAAX proteins
using an array of molecular biology and genetics technics. Mutations in genes that
encode CAAX proteins contribute to the development of human diseases as cancer.

The primary goal of Christinas research is to investigate the importance of CAAX proteins
in human disease with special focus on cancer, and to find new strategies for treatment.
Using conventional and conditional gene-targeting, gene-trapping, and transgenic
approaches, they generate mouse models that they use to answer questions regarding
the physiological role of key CAAX proteins, their posttranslational processing, and their
role in development of disease.

Contact: christin.karlsson@wlab.gu.se / +46 (0)706 62 52 12




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LINDA KARLSSON-LINDAHL
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Functions of platelet-derived growth factor-A during organogenesis,
Sahlgrenska Academy, 2000
Teaching
Co-supervisor of PhD students. Teaching within developmental biology at the pharma-
cology program, University of Gothenburg
Competences in brief
Animal models: icv surgery, DEXA, metabolic cages, perfusion, dissection, neuroanatomi-
cal histology, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization. Cell cultures: transfections,
siRNA/shRNA, FACS, embryonic stem cells and primary cells. Basic molecular biology
techniques.

Linda Karlsson-Lindahl currently works in an interdisciplinary group that applies a systems
biology approach to cancer. She is a driven scientist with a good ability to integrate and
interpret both public and in-house data and condense those into new hypotheses that
can be tested experimentally. Linda made her PhD within developmental biology and has
a track record in the industry working at a drug discovery company for 5 years. She has
also worked in the metabolic field focusing on the brain.

Contact: linda.lindahl@gu.se / +46 (0)705 18 15 13




PETRONELLA KETTUNEN
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, French, German
Thesis/Thesis project: Neuromodulation within a spinal locomotor network - role of metab-
otropic glutamate receptor subtypes, Karolinska Institutet, 2004
Teaching
Neurobiology, physiology and imaging
Competences in brief
Learning and memory, motor control, neuromodulation, electrophysiology, calcium imag-
ing, confocal imaging, cell culture, molecular biology, behavior, zebrafish techniques

Petronella Kettunen did her graduate work in the field of motor control and neuromodu-
lation. She then spent over three years at University of California, Los Angeles where she
developed a new zebrafish model of learning and memory that allows for transgenic
manipulations and simultaneous behavioral testing with in vivo calcium imaging. She
has received individual funding for the last five years and the future three years. Other
strengths include scientific/polular writing and lecturing.

Contact: petronella.kettunen@neuro.gu.se / NA




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JEONG-LIM KIM
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, Korean
Thesis/Thesis project: Environmental factors in relation to asthma and respiratory symptoms
among schoolchildren in Sweden and Korea, Uppsala University, 2007
Teaching
NA
Competences in brief
Epidemiology, multivariate regression analyses, survival analysis, ELISA analysis for aller-
gen, asthma, respiratory symptoms, chemical exposure, statistical programming in SAS,
SPSS and STATA.

Jeong-Lim Kim has a background in biology and her main research interests are in epide-
miological approach to asthma and respiratory symptoms in relation to occupational and
environmental exposure. Also researching work disability and sick-leave in subjects with
asthma and respiratory diseases. Strong interests in application of different statistical
methods and models in the research field.

Contact: jeong-lim.kim@amm.gu.se / +46 (0)31 786 3143




DANIEL KLAMER
Title: Associate Professor
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Schizophrenia and Nitric Oxide: Deficits in Information Processing
Investigated in Animal Models, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2004
Teaching
Course director in basic and applied pharmacology and vast teaching experience in
pharmacology
Competences in brief
Special competence in in-vivo pharmacology and behavioral models assessing cognitive
processes. Coordinate and implement a wide range of pre-clinical and clinical research
projects. Supervising PhD candidates and MSc students in neuropharmacology

Entrepreneurial Associate Professor with vast research and teaching experience in
preclinical and clinical pharmacology. Up to date on pharmaceutical market trends and
research, with patent filed on memory enhancement substance. Broad knowledge in life
science and CNS, with focus on cognitive impairments.

Contact: daniel.klamer@pharm.gu.se / +46 (0)704 82 86 69




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SARA LANDGREN
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, German, French
Thesis/Thesis project: Reward-related genes and alcohol dependence, Sahlgrenska Acad-
emy, 2010
Teaching
 Pharmacology lectures/seminars for students in pharmacy, odontology and biomedical
scientists.
Competences in brief
Broad competence in neuroscience (focus on addiction, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
disease) and molecular biology (DNA/RNA analyses + DNA methylation), some cell-culture
experience. Human genetics: DNA extraction, DNA analyses (TaqMan/ sequencing), statis-
tical analysis. Animal models of addiction

Have several papers within and outside thesis topic, showing the ability to work
focused,well-organized and effective. Good leadership capacities, planning work for one
biomedical scientist plus supervision of 7 students during PhD. Good communication
skills, making collaborations work resulting in all of the published papers. Likes talking
to a crowd. Have presented data at conferences abroad, at the University as well as for
laymen at several occations. Great social abilities. Likes new challenges.

Contact: sara.landgren@pharm.gu.se / +46 (0)733 74 84 37




LENA LARSSON
Title: PhD Student
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Functional analysis of the -1087 single nucleotide polymorphism in
the IL-10 promoter region, Sahlgrenska Academy, _
Teaching
NA
Competences in brief
Cell culture preparation, histological techniques such as IHC, ISH and in situ PLA, RNAi,
transfection methods, ChiP, EMSA, preparation of RNA and DNA for real-time PCR analysis.

Lena Larsson is currently a PhD student at the Institute of Odontology and her main
research area is the transcriptional regulation of the Interleukin (IL) 10 gene in chronic
inflammation. She is a authorized biomedical scientist (leg. BMA)

Contact: lena.larsson@odontologi.gu.se / +46 (0)31 786 3178




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KRISTINA LEVAN
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Molecular characterization of type I endometrial carcinomas, Sahlg-
renska Academy, 2009
Teaching
NA
Competences in brief
Solid tumours, DNA- RNA- and protein extraction, sequencing, FISH, Western Blot, IHC,
expression arrays, QPCR and some statistical analyses.

Kristina is an energetic person who likes to take initiatives as well as being comfortable
in working independently. She has the ability to organize her work carefully and she is an
easy going person who is positive and generous and appreciates the benefits of working
in a group. She has a genuin interest in science and was responsible for the organisation
of the symposiums at the department of oncology during her years as a PhD student

Contact: kristina.levan@telia.com / +46 (0)702 21 03 19




ÅSA LINDGREN
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: The function of natural killer cells in Helicobacter pylori infection and
gastric cancer, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2010
Teaching
NA
Competences in brief
Immunology, gastric cancer, Helicobacter pylori, ELISA, Real-time RT-PCR, flowcytometry,
cell culture, human, natural killer cells

Education: MSc degree in molecular biology 1999-2003 Gothenburg Graduate School in
Bioscience 2004 PhD in Immunology at the department of microbiology and immunology
at the University of Gothenburg. Work experience: Laboratory assistant at the bacterio-
logical laboratory at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, summers of 2002, 2003 and 2004.
Animal caretaker AstraZeneca R&D Lund, summer of 2001 Personal strengths: effective,
fast learner, team player, likes to plan ahead.

Contact: asa.lindgren@microbio.gu.se / +46(0)702 25 59 53




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ANNIKA LUNDQVIST
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: “Lipoologosaccharide and Cytolethal distending toxin of Haemo-
philus ducreyi and antibody responses”, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2009
Teaching
Microbiology and cell biology techniques to medical and pharmaceutical students.
Competences in brief
Experienced in; microbiology, immunology and cell biology techniques, purification and
conjugation of proteins to LPS, cell cycle analyse, MTT, apoptosis, experimental animal
work (mice, rabbit) including immunisation, collection of different specimens such as sera,
local lymph nodes and tissues.

Annika Lundqvist has a master degree in molecular biology. During her PhD, which was
partially financed by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), she
developed a mouse model for the study of antibody responses generated against the two
virulence factors (LOS and cytolethal distending toxin, HdCDT) produced by the sexually
transmitted bacteria Haemophilus ducreyi. She was also involved in the development of
an HdCDT toxoid which she used in order to generate antibodies against the toxin with
neutralizing capacity.

Contact: wilhelmberg@telia.com / +46 (0)707 18 93 83




ELIN LÖF
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, German, Spanish
Thesis/Thesis project: Conditional and non-conditional reward-related responses to alcohol
- nicotinic mechanisms, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2006
Teaching
Pharmacology, psychopharmacology, addiction medicine, clinical trial methods
Competences in brief
Management of clinical trials, Animal models; in vivo microdialysis, Pavlovian discrimina-
tive learning, fear conditioning, lever pressing, attentional 5-choice operant responding.

Elin has a background in pre-clinical in vivo pharmacology research and a MSc in Phar-
maceutical Bioscience. Her PhD project concerned the interactions between nicotine
and alcohol in the rat brain reward system. In 2005, she was a research scholar at Yale
University School of Medicine where she studied various behavioural animal models of
cognition and addiction. Elin is currently doing a postdoc at the Addiction Biology Unit at
Sahlgrenska Academy, financed by AstraZeneca and the Swedish Brain Foundation. Elin
has training and education in clinical trials, innovation strategy and intellectual property
and she is the organizer of the new clinical trial facility in Gothenburg, “ABU-Clinical trials”.

Contact: elin.lof@neuro.gu.se / +46 (0)731 50 27 17




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JESPER LÖVE
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Contemporary aspects of health and performance among young
adult women and men in Sweden, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2010
Teaching
Gender & occupational health, subjective well-being and health, stress among young
adults
Competences in brief
Research areas: gender, stress, individualization, young adults, well being. Educational
background (university): occupational psychology, sociology, science of religion, human
ecology. Methods: grounded theory, longitudinal quantitative analyses (e.g. multivariate
linear and logistic analyses).

Before entering the academic world he worked for many years with children and adoles-
cents with Asperger syndrom, Autism, and adhd. He also worked as a teacher in upper
secondary school. With his broad educational and occupational background his main
focus has become how the interconnectivity between social structures and biology is
the key to health and health related behavior. Hence, in this way societal structures and
societal change might provide new exposures, previously ignored.

Contact: jesper.love@amm.gu.se / NA




LISA MAGNUSSON
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Global regulation of gene expression in Escherichia coli -the role of
ppGpp, DksA and the levels of RNA polymerase, Faculty of Science, University of Gothen-
burg, 2007
Teaching
Molecular biology, molecular genetics, cell biology, microbiology, atherosclerosis.
Competences in brief
Molecular biology, molecular genetics, microbiology, gene expression, protein analysis,
cell culture, transfection, atherosclerosis, immunology, macrophages, immunohistochem-
istry, animal models of atherosclerosis.

Lisa has a background in microbiology. Her research has focused on regulation of gene
expression, with the aim of understanding the mechanisms underlying global regulation
of gene expression. Lisa currently holds a postdoc position at the Wallenberg Laboratory
for Cardiovascular Research, where she studies the importance of the protein ALOX15B in
development of atherosclerosis.

Contact: lisa.magnusson@wlab.gu.se / +46 (0)709 22 40 45




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LOUISE MANNERÅS HOLM
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Polycystic ovary syndrom - Studies of metabolic and ovarian distur-
bances and effects of physical exercise and electro-acupuncture, Sahlgrenska Academy,
2010
Teaching
Lipolysis lab, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Competences in brief
Polycystic ovary syndrome, adipose tissue, adipocyte size determination, insulin resist-
ance, euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp, rat models, RT-PCR, electro-acupuncture,
physcial exercise

Louise Mannerås Holm has a background in molecular biology and her main research
area during her PhD was polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She worked with clinical
studies with focus on adipose tissue in women with PCOS. She also developed a new rat
model of PCOS and evaluated the effect of electro-acupuncture and physical exercise in
the rat model of PCOS.

Contact: louise.manneras@neuro.gu.se / +46 (0)704 88 34 38




JUNMEI MIAO JONASSON
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, Chinese
Thesis/Thesis project: Epidemiological studies on complications in type 1 diabetes, Karolin-
ska Institutet, 2008
Teaching
Epidemiology
Competences in brief
Designing and planing epidemiological studies, data analysis, result interpretation,
scientific writing. very good at SAS statistical software.

Junmei Miao Jonasson have been working on epidemiology and biostatistics since 1995
and have extensive experience in chronic diseases epidemiology, such as cancer and
diabetes, as well as pharmacoepidemiology.

Contact: junmei.miao@gmail.com / NA




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JULIA NAOUMOVA
Title: PhD Student
Languages: Swedish, English, Turkish, Bulgarian
Thesis/Thesis project: Palatally displaced maxillary canines, Sahlgrenska Academy
Teaching
NA
Competences in brief
Interceptive orthodontic treatment, extraction of deciduous canines, Accuitomo,
questionnaire

Julia Naoumova graduated from the Dental Faculty, Malmö University in 2005 and
worked as a general dentist in the public service for 2 years. In 2007 she took her MSc at
Malmö University and the same year she started a three year postgraduate programme
in Orthodontics at the Sahlgrenska Academy. She is currently working as an orthodontist
at the Orthodontic Department, Gothenburg and is part-time a PhD student, financed by
FoU-rådet.

Contact: julia.naoumova@vgregion.se / +46 (0)703 90 49 72




MATILDA NICKLASSON
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, French, German, Arabic
Thesis/Thesis project: Studies on the Expression and Regulation of Enterotoxins and Coloni-
zation Factors in Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC), Sahlgrenska Academy, 2008
Teaching
Medical microbiology
Competences in brief
Medical microbiology, molecular epidemiology, in vivo and in vitro virulence gene expres-
sion and regulation, antimicrobial resistance mechanisms. Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli
(ETEC), Acinetobacter baumannii, nosocomial E. coli and Klebsiella infections.

Matilda Nicklasson has a background in medical microbiology and global health, with
experience from the WHO in Geneva. After her dissertation Matilda spent one year at a
US government medical research facility in Cairo, Egypt, where she studied antimicrobial
resistance in the Middle East. She currently holds a research position financed by Swedish
International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), studying the molecular epidemiol-
ogy and gene regulation of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC). Her next position will
be financed by FORMAS and Sida.

Contact: matilda.nicklasson@microbio.gu.se / +46 (0)720 49 23 44




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LOUISE NILSSON
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, German
Thesis/Thesis project: Effects of prolactin on metabolism – changes induced by hyperprol-
actinemia, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2009
Teaching
Lecturer: Female reproduction, pregnancy and lactation. Laboratory course: Lipolysis
Course responsibility
Competences in brief
Clinical studies, ethical applications, coordinating clinical investigations and analyses.
WGAS, association/replication studies and multivariate regression analyses. In vitro
culture methods, immunoassays, TaqMan quantitative PCR and genotyping, KASPar.

Louise has a background in biomedical chemistry. During graduate studies, she was an
Erasmus exchange student in Austria, and she did her master thesis on human allelic
variation at Stanford University, USA. Louise did her PhD at Sahlgrenska Academy on
endocrine influence on human metabolism and she has consultant experience from the
chemical industry. Currently she holds a postdoc position at the institute of neuroscience
and physiology at Sahlgrenska Academy, focusing on clinical studies involving metabo-
lism, genetics and multivariate regression analyses.

Contact: louise.a.nilsson@gmail.com / +46 (0)705 23 67 41




PETER NORBERG
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Evolution of human alpha-herpesviruses, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2007
Teaching
Bioinformatics, computing science, molecular biology
Competences in brief
Bioninformatics (phylogenetic analysis, genetic recombination, population genetics,
evolutionary forces and mechanisms, genotype/phenotype association). Molecular
biology (viruses, plasmids, bacteria). Computing science (algorithmics, databases,
programming in C, C++, Java, pearl, PHP, etc).

Peter Norberg has a background in computing science, bioinformatics and clinical virol-
ogy. His main research interests are in viral and bacterial evolution, with focus on human
herpesviruses, tick-borne encephalitis virus and antibiotic resistance mediating plasmids.
He is currently holding a postdoc position at the dept of cell- and molecular biology at
the University of Gothenburg, working mainly on the evolution and spread of antibiotic
resistances within, and between, bacterial populations.

Contact: peter.norberg@gu.se / +46 (0)31 786 2565




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ANN NOVOTNY
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, German
Thesis/Thesis project: Aspects of non-neuronal signalling functions of acetylcholine in
colorectal cancer-Roles for the a7nAChR, University of Kalmar, 2009
Teaching
Cell biology, immunology
Competences in brief
Methods: Immunocyto- and histochemistry; Western blot; PCR; ELISA; cell sorting with
FACS Aria II; pharmacological assays for cell growth; cell culture. Models: Tissues, cells.
Diseases: colorectal cancer

Ann Novotny has a background as MSc in biology and her main research are is the role of
acetylcholine in colorectal cancer. After her dissertation she has focused on cancer and
also transplantation.

Contact: ann.novotny@surgery.gu.se / +46(0)703 90 02 32




MAGDALENA NUTU
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, Romanian
Thesis/Thesis project: The role of progeterone in the regulation of ciliary activity in the
fallopian tube, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2009
Teaching
Reproductive endocrinology, cellular physiology
Competences in brief
Substantial experience in immunological and molecular biology techniques. Broad
working experience with experimental models, such as mouse, rat and pig. Specialist
knowledge in endocrinology and cellular physiology. Experience working within diverse
medical discipline areas.

After her dissertation Magdalena Nutu joined a research team at the Department of
Psychiatry and Neurochemistry. Currently, she holds a researcher position financed by
the Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Magdalena have enjoyed a reputation for being a
hard-working, motivated to utilize accumulated experience and knowledge to the fullest
extent. Furthermore, she posseses leadership skills based on chairing two organizations.
On a more personal level, Magdalena is a duty-bound team player with a sense of humor.

Contact: magdalena.nutu@neuro.gu.se / +46 (0)405 36 97 35




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HANNA OLAUSSON
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, German
Thesis/Thesis project: Nutritional status in relation to the maternal insulin-like growth
factor-system and health related variables in the offspring. , Division of Nutrition at
Faculty of Health, Linköping University, 2004
Teaching
Nutrition, especially during pregnancy and lactation.
Competences in brief
Nutrition, bone metabolism, body composition, the IGF-system, longitudinal studies in
humans and rats during pregnancy and lactation.

Hanna Olausson has a PhD in nutrition. Her research focus on the role of nutrition during
pregnancy and lactation. After the dissertation, Hanna spent 8 months, at Karolinska
Insitutet, learning techniques measuring changes in bone architecture. Thereafter,
Hanna spent 1.5 years at MRC Collaborative Centre for Human Nutrition Research in
Cambridge studying changes in bone metabolism during pregnancy. Her own position,
current projects and a PhD student are mainly funded by SSMF, FORMAS, and GMV.

Contact: hanna.olausson@gu.se / +46 (0)31 786 3789




FREDRIK OLSON
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Alterations of mucin O-glycosylation in response to intestinal infec-
tion - importance of specific glycosyltransferases, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2002
Teaching
Biochemistry, cell biology, glycobiology
Competences in brief
Atherosclerosis, glycobiology, proteomics, HPLC,mass spectrometry, gel electrophoresis,
Western blotting, immunoprecipitation, ELISA, immunohistochemistry, carbohydrate
chemistry, molecular biology, cloning techniques, cell culture, cell transfection, SPSS
statistical analysis software.

Fredrik Olson is a biochemist, holding a position at the Wallenberg Laboratory for Cardio-
vascular Research. His research focuses on the regulation of proteolytic degradation in
advanced atherosclerotic plaques, and the role of mast cells in this process. During his
postdoc at ProteomeSystems Ltd, Sydney, Australia, he used proteomics and phosphor-
ylation analyses in studies of mast cell activation. Fredriks thesis focused on the impact of
intestinal inflammation on the O-glycosylation of mucins.

Contact: fredrik.olson@wlab.gu.se / +46 (0)736 75 14 54




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SANDRA OLSSON
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, German
Thesis/Thesis project: Signal transduction in macrophages. Intracellular pathways activated
by microbial constituents, Department of Experimental Medical Science, Faculty of Medi-
cine, Lund University, 2006
Teaching
Cell biology, human genetics. Experience as PBL-tutor and supervisor
Competences in brief
Genetic association studies, SNP analyses, haplotype analyses, genotyping, stroke, inflam-
mation, cell signalling, macrophages, molecular biology, cell culturing, animal studies,
Western blot, Northern blot, ELISA, IP, immunohistochemistry, SPSS, statistical analysis.

Sandra is presently workings with inflamatic gene variations in stroke and she has a
background in molecular biology with a PhD in cell biology from Lund University. She
has experience from working both with clinical and experimental research and has good
organising and planning skills. Sandra had several commission of trust during her PhD
(e.g. Vice chairman of the Medical Postgraduate Students Council and member of the
Appointment board), and is at present a member of the Future Faculty board.

Contact: sandra.olsson@neuro.gu.se / +46 (0)733 60 10 83




KAROLINA PARTHEEN
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: New prognostic markers in stage III serous ovarian adenocarcinomas,
Sahlgrenska Academy, 2008
Teaching
NA
Competences in brief
Cell culture, protein-, DNA- and RNA-isolation from cell lines and solid tumors, PCR and
QPCR, array CGH, FISH, RNA expression array, immunoblotting, immunohistochemistry.
Statistical analysis of data, including survival and regression analysis.

Karolina Partheen is a molecular biologist who initiated her career in cancer research in
2001. She started to work with radiobiology, but her main subject became cancer biomar-
kers. Her technical skills cover work with DNA, RNA and proteins, but her favorite task is
data handling and statistical analysis of results. Her current postdoc position comprises
detection, validation and characterization of biomarkers in cyst fluid, serum samples and
tissues from patients with ovarian tumors.

Contact: karolina.partheen@gu.se / +46 (0)736 93 94 86




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HARSHIDA PATEL
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi
Thesis/Thesis project: Patients with worsening chronic heart failure – Symptoms and
aspects of care. A Descriptive and Interventional study., Sahlgrenska Academy, 2008
Teaching
Clinical educator, teacher in nursing program, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of
Gothenburg
Competences in brief
Chronic Heart Failure (CHF), symtoms, health economic studies, qualitativ, quantitativ,
RCT and psychometric validation. Currently working on “Adherence to physical activity”
research in collaboration with USA. Planning multicentre project about “Acute care at
home in patients with worsening CHF”

Harshida Patel has her background in cardiology as APN and research nurse. After disser-
tation she was invited a post-doc, NHI grant, 2 year at University of Pennsylvania, USA
couldn´t accept it because of family matters. Instead of that she worked as projectleader
in a project “Knowledge steered health care”- assignment from Region Västra Götaland;
APN at heart failure outpatient clinic, Sahlgrenska University Hospital/Östra; project
leader at Vårdal Institute for “Heart room”; and teacher in nursing program at University of
Gothenburg. Current postdoc, University of Gothenburg.

Contact: harshida.patel@gu.se / +46 (0)705 30 88 95




CHRISTOPHER PICKERING
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Factors affecting alcohol self-administration: learning, environmental
and genetic influences on behaviour, Karolinska Institutet, 2006
Teaching
Chris is taking the four advanced-level pedagogical courses at the University of
Gothenburg.
Competences in brief
Chris has expertise in behaviour (operant self-administration, memory testing, tests of
exploration or anxiety-like behaviour) and neurochemistry analysis (in vivo microdialysis,
qPCR, in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry). He has a special talent in medical
writing and proofreading.

Chris has a pharmacology degree from McMaster University in Canada and a PhD from
Karolinska Institutet. He spent two postdoc periods at Uppsala University acquiring skills
in neurochemistry and also established/customized the operant technique (Med Associ-
ates equipment). In 2008 he moved to the Sahlgrenska Academy to study how cognitive
dysfunction affects the response to alcohol and whether treatment of this common
symptom will improve the outcome for alcohol-dependent individuals.

Contact: chris.pickering@neuro.gu.se / +46 (0)31 786 3975




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ERIK PÅLSSON
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Cognitive dysfunction studied in animal models of schizophrenia,
Sahlgrenska Academy, 2006
Teaching
Lecturer in pharmacology and in vivo models
Competences in brief
Competence in pharmacology, toxicology and intellectual property strategies. Labora-
tory skills in behavioral models, in vivo microdialysis, in vivo voltammetry and stereotaxic
surgery. Experience in project management and creative and professionnal writing.

Erik Pålsson has a background in pharmaceutical bioscience and his main research interest
is in the role of nitric oxide in the brain. After finishing his thesis he visited the National
University of Ireland Maynooth to work with the in vivo application of novel electrochemi-
cal microsensors. He is currently employed at the Sahlgrenska Academy and is funded by
postdoctoral fellowships from AstraZeneca and Hjärnfonden.

Contact: erik.palsson@pharm.gu.se / +46 (0)705 16 17 31




EMMA SAMUELSON
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Analyses of rat tumor models for DMBA-induced fibrosarcoma and
spontaneous endometrial carcinoma, Faculty of Science, 2008
Teaching
Master level; Human genetics and genetics. Basic level; different courses in genetics
>2000 hours.
Competences in brief
Molecular genetic, cytogenetic, microbiology, rat models, mouse models, cell culturing,
bacteria and fungi culturing, PCR, qPCR, DNA-sequencing, cloning and genotyping, FISH,
G-banding, karyotyping, comparative genome hybridization, array-based analyses, check-
erboard hybridization, ELISA, Western Blot.

Emma has a PhD from University of Gothenburg. She was the co-founder and chairman
of the PhD-student´s concil and a member of the Future Faculty board. Her scientific
career includes research on rat models for human cancer. Brief experience from adjuvant
research using mouse models for HSV vaccines, but recently, her work is focused on
microbiology, Candidiasis and bacterial vaginosis and its impact on preterm labor. Further,
Emma is involved in testing antigen and antibodies for ELISA for systemic Candidiasis.

Contact: Emma.Samuelson@gu.se / +46 (0)704 80 64 64




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SOFIA SILFVERSWÄRD LINDBLAD
Title: PhD Student
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Role of environmental toxins in chronic arthritis, Sahlgrenska Acad-
emy, 2010
Teaching
NA
Competences in brief
Animal work in general and especially the animal model of rheumatoid arthritis
(collagen-induced arthritis), in vitro work, cell culturing, histological and immunohisto-
chemical techniques, microscopy, various immunologic techniques such as ELISA.

Sofia Silfverswärd Lindblad has a background from the University of Gothenburg and
holds a master degree in pharmaceutical science. After completed education she entered
into postgraduate studies at the department of Rheumatology and Inflammation
Research at University of Gothenburg. Her thesis deals with the subject of environmental
toxins, such as ethanol and nicotine, and their effect on inflammation as well as studies
concerning anti-inflammatory pathways involving the central nervous system.

Contact: sofia.silfversward.lindblad@gmail.com / +46 (0)705 52 71 03




ÅSA SJÖLING
Title: Associate Professor
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Molecular genetic analysis of chromosomal aberrations in DMBA-
induced rat fibrosarcomas, Faculty of Science, 2002
Teaching
 Molecular microbiology, prokaryotic genetics, metabolism, replication, gene regulation,
taxonomy.
Competences in brief
DNA and RNA techniques and methods, PCR and sequencing, molecular biology, procary-
otic gene regulation, bioinformatics. Medical microbiology techniques and isolation and
characterisation of microbial pathogens.

Åsa Sjöling has a MSc in biochemistry and a PhD in genetics. She did her postdoc in medi-
cal microbiology for 3 years working on gene regulation in pathogenic enterotoxigenic
E. coli. She is currently employed as a researcher at the department of Microbiology and
Immunology and work with virulence regulation of bacterial pathogens and bacterial
contamination and transmission in water. Her work focus on global health in Asia, Africa
and South America and is supported by Swedish International Development Cooperation
Agency (Sida), STINT and Formas

Contact: asa.sjoling@microbio.gu.se / +46 (0)31 786 6232




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KAROLINA PATRYCJA SKIBICKA
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish(basic), English, Polish
Thesis/Thesis project: Energy Balance Effects of Central Melanocortin, Leptin and CART:
Moving Outside of the Hypothalamic Box , University Of Pennsylvania, 2009
Teaching
Cellular neurobiology, experimental design.
Competences in brief
Field: Obesity, addiction, thermoregulation, gut and neuropeptides, neuropharmacology.
Select methods: stereotaxic surgery, brain microinfusions & dissection, rodent behavior
(e.g. operant conditioning, conditioned place preference), energy expenditure analysis,
gene expression, immunohistochemistry

Karolina’s research career begun with a microbiology fellowship at Center for Biological
Defense at University of South Florida, Florida. She later completed doctoral studies at
University of Pennsylvania with a thesis project in CNS control of metabolism (NIH grant).
Her work lead to the discovery of novel CNS target sites for feeding neuropeptides and
a new role of those peptides in thermoregulation. At University of Gothenburg she is
currently developing several projects on the role of gut peptides in feeding addiction
sponsored by Swedish Institute and European Union.

Contact: karolina.skibicka@neuro.gu.se / +46 (0)31 786 3818




LOUISE STRANDBERG
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, German
Thesis/Thesis project: Interactions between Nutrition, Obesity and the Immune System,
Sahlgrenska Academy, 2009
Teaching
Lectures in metabolism and obesity, and lipolysis lab
Competences in brief
Real time-PCR including TLDA cards, bacterial load measurements, statistical analysis,
genetic association studies. In mice: body composition measurements by DXA, intra-
venous injections, sepsis model, different dietary regiments, and dissection of various
organs.

Louise Strandberg works at Department of Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy continuing
her PhD project. In addition, she currently complements her earlier education, master of
medicine in pharmaceutical bioscience, with courses at the pharmacy program and will
receive a MSc in pharmacy in June. Louise Strandberg is thorough and eager to learn new
techniques. In her spare times she enjoys travelling and playing basketball, and she is also
the vice chairman of the Chalmers Hanniball Basketball Club.

Contact: louise.strandberg@gu.se / +46 (0)739 94 65 05




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ANDERS STÅHLBERG
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Gene Expression Profiling with Real-time PCR, Chalmers University of
Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2005
Teaching
13 months university teaching: Biochemistry, molecular biology. Over thirty international
workshops
Competences in brief
Tumor biology, cancer diagnostics, stem cells, stem cell differentiation, brain regeneration,
single-cell biology, gene expression profiling, bioinformatics

Anders Ståhlberg has a background in nucleic acids research. After dissertation he
received a post-doctoral fellowship from the Swedish Research Council for studies of
embryonic stem cell differentiation. Here, he also developed a technique for single-cell
gene expression profiling. Anders currently holds a postdoctoral position from the
Swedish Society for Medical Research. He is also a co-founder of TATAA Biocenter AB.

Contact: anders.stahlberg@neuro.gu.se / +46 (0)31 342 2885




JONAS SÖDERHOLM
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: The hepatitis C virus and immune escape, Karolinska Institutet, 2006
Teaching
Introduction to university pedagogic at University of Gothenburg. 40 hours teaching at
University of Gothenburg and Karolinska Institutet.
Competences in brief
MSc in molecular biology and a PhD in clinical virology. Currently working with the
hepatitis C virus and the immune system. Is also studying for a Bachelor of Business
Administration. Have a lot of experience with molecular biology (PCR, FACS, WB), DNA
vaccines and animal work. Good leader.

During his PhD he work with the development of a DNA vaccine against the hepatitis
C virus (HCV) in a collaboration with Tripep AB. After his dissertation he move to San
Diego, USA to work for Inovio Biomedical Corporation. Inovio is the world leader in in vivo
electropration which is a method to significantly increase the effectivity of DNA vaccines.
Is currently working with NK-cells and HCV. Jonas has for the last two year also been in
business school.

Contact: jonas.soderholm@microbio.gu.se / +46 (0)732 30 92 78




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MAGDALENA TAUBE
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Ovarian tumours, cell isolation, cell survival and sex steroids, Faculty
of Medicine, Umeå University, 2002
Teaching
Teacher diploma-’Gymnasielärarexamen’ (Science/Biology), Umeå University, 2000
Competences in brief
Experienced from the fields of cancer biology, neuroscience and obesity from the Univer-
sity of Umeå and University of Gothenburg, resulting in extensive laboratory knowledge
both in vitro and in vivo; qPCR, transfection technologies, LCM, cell culture, ELISA, SNP’s,
animal- surgury and behavioural models etc.

With an 8-year post doctoral experience from different laboratories in Umeå and Gothen-
burg Magdalena is competent in initiating new projects and/or founding new techniques.
Having educated herself in project leadership at University of Gothenburg she enjoys
trying out new ideas and bringing projects to a closure. To meet people and collaborate
with clinical staff as well as external researchers is interesting and challenging. Current
position: Laboratory manager in Professor Lena Carlssons group.

Contact: magdalena.taube@gu.se / +46 (0)76 84 40 20




FABIAN TAUBE
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, German
Thesis/Thesis project: Characterization of Aqueous Peroxomolybdates with Catalytic appli-
cability, Umeå University, 2002
Teaching
 University: Inorganic solution chemistry, chemical health risks. High School: Environmen-
tal science
Competences in brief
Potentiometry, FTIR, XAFS, ESEM, exposure assessments, chemical risk assessments, inor-
ganic solution chemistry, solid state chemistry

Fabian Taube has a background in equilibrium chemistry. Research area is towards: 1)
surface reactions at enamel apatite, 2) assessment of occupational exposure to chemicals/
particles. After dissertation he spent one year as research assistant and lecturer at Umeå
University. He currently holds a combined research and clinical position at Sahlgrenska
University Hospital. In 2002 Fabian recieved funding from Kempe foundation, and in 2007
from Magnus Bergwall foundation for studies on enamel.

Contact: fabian.taube@amm.gu.se / +46 (0)31 786 6292




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ANNA TJÄRNLUND WOLF
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, French
Thesis/Thesis project: On the tissue-type plasminogen (t-PA) -7,351C>T enhancer polymor-
phism, importance for endothelial t-PA gene expression and arterial thrombotic disease,
Sahlgrenska Academy, 2004
Teaching
Supervision of 3 Master students, co-supervisor of one PhD student.
Competences in brief
Transcriptional regulation/gene expression, fibrinolysis/t-PA, cardiovascular disease,
stroke/neuroprotection/neurovascular unit. Characterization of gene regulatory elements,
DNA-protein interaction, SNP analysis, gene expression profiling, primary cell isolation
(brain and hum EC), OGD/hypoxia.

Anna Wolf is a MSci (molecular biology). Her PhD work, partly done at Monash University,
Australia, focused on the role and function of a genetic variant of the key fibrinolytic
enz t-PA. During her post-doc at Sahlgrenska Academy, funded by the Swedish Brain
Found, she explores molecular mechanisms behind our clinical findings on stroke. Anna
is currently on a Swedish Research Council supported fellowship at Harvard Medical
School investigating expression profiles of neurovascular dysfunction in stroke. Strengths:
Problem solving, organizing, writing.

Contact: anna.wolf@neuro.gu.se / +46 (0)706 51 84 16




ÅSA TORINSSON NALUAI
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: “The genetic complexity of celiac disease: Gene variants linked and
associated to an inflammatory autoimmune disorder”, Sahlgrenska Academy, 2004
Teaching
Cellbiology/genetics, developmental biology, genetic epidemiology. Courseleader
Searching for genes.
Competences in brief
Autoimmune diseases, metabolic syndrome, complex genetics, linkage, genome wide
association (GWAS), quantitative and allele specific PCR (QPCR), SNP and microsatellite
analysis.

Åsa has a background in molecular biology and has been doing genetic research on
complex diseases (mainly psoriasis and celiac disease) since 1998. She did postdoctoral
studies at the MIVAC center at Sahlgrenska Academy, where she focused on identifying
genetic predisposition for celiac disease. Since 2004, Åsa has been the operative manager
for the Genomics Core Facility at Sahlgrenska Academy where she was involved in study
design of projects, setting up robotics and high throughput laboratory analyses. Åsa is
currently working with the start-up of Sahlgrenska Biobank as well as continuing with her
own research on complex disease genetics.

Contact: asa.torinsson.naluai@gu.se / +46 (0)768 97 91 49




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IRIS VAN DIJK HÄRD
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English, Dutch, Indonesian
Thesis/Thesis project: Human antibody repertoires in normal physiology and in autoim-
mune diseases, Karolinska Institutet, 2000
Teaching
Immunology, cell-culture, molecular biology
Competences in brief
Cell culture, ELISA, PCR and cloning techniques, analysis of proteolytic pathways, poly-
clonal and monoclonal antibody production, SDS page, MS, glycoprotein analysis, RNAi,
real-time RT-PCR, fly genetics, organ development, gut immunology, immunohistochem-
istry/immunofluorescence techniques

Iris has a background in clinical immunology and after her dissertation she spent two
years as postdoc at MTC, Karolinska Institutet, for research on proteolysis in lymphoma
cells. She held a EU-funded position on mucins in cancer therapy at University of Gothen-
burg. Iris is now doing research on mucin biology, using the fruit fly as a model system,
with focus on gut immunology and cancer development. She is a member of the MIVAC
research center management group and has been responsible for its PR- and Grant Office.

Contact: iris.hard@gu.se / +46 (0)739 85 53 85




SJOERD WANROOIJ
Title: PhD
Languages: English, Dutch
Thesis/Thesis project: mtDNA maintenance by Twinkle and Ploymerase gamma in health
and disease, Medical faculty of Tampere University, Finland, 2007
Teaching
NA
Competences in brief
Skilled in cell culture, recombinant protein production in bacteria, virus and human cells.
Cloning, protein purification, transfection, antibody-based protein analysis and a range of
methods for the analysis of DNA.

In 2007, Sjoerd Wanrooij received his PhD degree with honours from the University of
Tampere. The thesis used molecular and cell biological techniques to study diseases of
mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) metabolism. During his postdoc in 2008 at the Karolinska
Institute he was able to improve his arsenal of biochemical methods. In 2009 he moved to
University of Gothenburg were he uses biochemical and cell biological methods to study
mtDNA repair and replication and their relation to human disease.

Contact: sjoerd.wanrooij@medkem.gu.se / +46 (0)707 32 79 52




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KARIN WELÉN
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Human ovarian surface epithelium and ovarian cancer, Sahlgrenska
Academy, 2000
Teaching
Tumor biology, molecular biology, tumor metastasis, angiogenesis, steroids in cancer
biology
Competences in brief
Gene expression, protein analysis, histology, cell culturing, epithelial cells, transfection,
siRNA, animal models for cancer research, angiogenesis, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer

Karin has focused her research on cellular properties of epithelial cancer, involving induc-
tion of angiogenesis and metastasis, and regulation of proliferation and differentiation.
Using in vitro and in vivo experimental models as well as clinical samples, her current
research is aiming to identify new drug targets for castration resistant prostate cancer.
The research is performed at the department of Urology, Institute of Clinical Sciences,
Sahlgrenska Academy.

Contact: karin.welen@urology.gu.se / +46 (0)706 10 22 31




SARA WINDAHL
Title: PhD
Languages: Swedish, English
Thesis/Thesis project: Functions of estrogen receptor beta in the metabolism of rodent
bone, Karolinska Institutet, 2001
Teaching
Molecular biology, physiology
Competences in brief
In vivo and in vitro bone analysis, immunohistochemical techniques, histomorphometry,
cell-culture and gene-transcription studies.

Sara Windahl has a background in cell- and molecular biology and her main research
area is sex steroids and bone biology. After her dissertation, she spent three years at Yale
University School of Medicine, CT, USA, where she used a mouse model and cell-cultures
to study the mechanism of a new suggested candidate for treatment of osteoporosis.
She currently holds a position financed by the Swedish Research Council.

Contact: sara.windahl@gu.se / +46 (0)31 342 4585




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JUNIOR RESEARCHERS DIRECTORY
In this directory you will find individual profiles of creative and ambitious
young researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy 2010. All scientists presented
here, hold a PhD, or are less than one year from defending a doctoral
thesis. Besides unique competences and expertise in specific research
fields, researchers have many skills and competences that are valuable
for diverse sectors of the professional society.

				
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