Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2016
    Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, The Wallenberg Laboratory for Cardiovascular & Metabolic Research, Institute of Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

  • 2014 – 2016
    Guest Researcher, Department of Gastrosurgical Research and Education, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.

  • 2012 – 2015
    Post-doctoral Marie Curie Research Fellow, US based “Outgoing Phase”: Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego. EU based “Return Phase”: School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland.

  • 2007 – 2011
    PhD in Medicine (2011.12.06), School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland, Thesis: Therapeutic effect of Lipoxins in diabetes-associated complications, Supervisor: Prof Catherine Godson, University College Dublin, Ireland, External examiner: Prof Derek Gilroy, University College London

  • 2006 – 2007
    Dual Master’s degree: Biomedical Research & Medical Biology, Linköping University, Sweden

  • 2003 – 2006
    Bachelor’s degree: Science, Linköping University, Sweden

Selected publications

  • Börgeson E,* Wallenius V, Syed GH, Darshi M, Lantero Rodriguez J, Biörserud C, Ragnmark Ek M, Björklund P, Quiding-Järbrink M, Fändriks L, Godson C, Sharma K. AICAR ameliorates high fat diet associated pathophysiology in mouse and ex vivo models, independent of adiponectin. Diabetologia. 2017 Apr;60(4):729739. PMID: 28188334 *Corresponding author.

  • Börgeson E,* Johnsson A, Lee Y.S., Till A, Syed H, Ali-Shah, Guiry P, Dalli D, Colas R, Serhan CN, Godson C, Sharma K. Lipoxin A4 attenuates obesity-induced adipose inflammation, liver and kidney disease. Cell Metabolism 2015 Jul 7;22(1):125-37, PMID:26052006. *Corresponding author.

  • Börgeson E,* McGillicuddy FC, Harford KA, Corrigan N, Higgins DF, Maderna P, Roche HM, Godson C. Lipoxin A4 attenuates adipose inflammation. FASEB Journal. 2012 Oct;26(10):4287-94, PMID: 22700871.

  • Börgeson E,* Docherty NG, Murphy M, Rodgers K, Ryan A, O'Sullivan TP, Guiry PJ, Goldschmeding R, Higgins DF, Godson C Lipoxin A4 and benzo-lipoxin A4 attenuate experimental renal fibrosis. FASEB Journal. 2011 Sep;25(9):2967-79. PMID: 21628447.

  • Börgeson E, Lönn J, Bergström I, Brodin VP, Ramström S, Nayeri F, Särndahl E, Bengtsson T. Lipoxin A4 inhibits porphyromonas gingivalis-induced aggregation and reactive oxygen species production by modulating neutrophil-platelet interaction and CD11b expression.

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • American Society of Physiology, since 2017

  • The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, since 2017

  • Swedish Society of Obesity Research, since 2016

  • American Society of Nephrology, since 2012

Media coverage

  • 2017: "Emma Börgeson undersöker inflammationens roll i fetma"

  • 2016: Recipients of SSMF's award is selected in fierce competition among Sweden's most promising young scientists

  • 2016: Four Swedish Research Council grants for young scientists

  • 2015: Researchers boost body’s inflammation


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