Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2017
    Clinical Researcher, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden

  • 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

  • Kraft D. J., Blomgran R, Lundhaard I, Quiding-Järbrink M, Bromberg S.J. *Börgeson E. Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators in the Lymphatic System. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2021 March 9. IF: 4.6

    doi: 10.3390/ijms22052750

  • Rajan MR, Sotak M, Barrenas F, Shen T, Borkowski K, Ashton NJ, Biörserud C, Lindahl TL, Ramstrom S, Scholl M, Lindahl P, Fiehn O, Newman JW, Perkins R, Wallenius V, Lange S, *Börgeson E. Comparative analysis of obesity-related cardiometabolic and renal biomarkers in human plasma and serum. Scientific Report. 2019 Oct 28;9(1):15385. doi: 10.1038/ s41598-019-51673-0. PMID: 31659186. IF: 4.0

  • 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

  • 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

Selected projects

  • As a translational lab, we utilize a number of clinical cohorts that help us investigate the pathophysiology of cardiometabolic disease. For information on the translational studies performed in my lab, please see the website:

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

  • 2021: Popular science outreach – the role of inflammation in health and disease

  • 2018: ERC awardee at the University of Gothenburg

  • 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

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Mentoring experience: At the university of Gothenburg, I have supervised 3 Post-docs, 1 PhD Student, 3 Undergraduate students (BSc/MSc level) and 9 Internships Students (MSc level). At UC San Diego and University College Dublin I supervised 2 Undergraduate students (BSc/MSc students) and 4 Internships students.

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Parental leave, 2020 – 2021


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