Short CV/Education and training


  • 1967 – 1968
    University of Washington, Seattle, USA, awarded a scholarship from the Swedish American Foundation

  • 1975
    MD, Umeå University

  • 1982
    Spec. in Clinical Bacteriology, University Hospital, Uppsala

  • 1983
    PhD in Clinical Bacteriology, Uppsala University. “Immune reactions in the skin. Studies on Langerhans cell and lymphocyte interactions in vitro and in situ.” Supervisor Urban Forsum

  • 1986
    Assoc. Prof. (Docent) Uppsala University

  • 1990
    Spec. in Clinical Immunology, Karolinska Hospital

Professional experience

  • 1970 – 1972
    Assistant Instructor, the Institute for Anatomy and Histology, Umeå University

  • 1972 – 1976
    MD appointments, Umeå University Hospital

  • 1976 – 1988
    MD appointments, Dept. of Clinical Microbiology, University Hospital, Uppsala

  • 1985 – 1989
    Assistant Professor awarded by the Swedish Medical Research Council

  • 1990 – 1992
    Assistant Professor, Karolinska Institutet

  • 1990 – 1994
    Associated Head of the Dept. of Clinical Immunology, Karolinska Hospital

  • 1995
    Associate Professor awarded by the Swedish Medical Research Council in “Immunological disease mechanisms”

Current position

  • Since 1995
    Prof. in Clinical Allergy Research, Karolinska Institutet, with 100% time for research, teaching and administration.

Selected publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Commissions of trust

  • Chair Department of Immunology, Karolinska Institutet, 1992-1993

  • Member of the Faculty Board, later Faculty Board for Research, KI, 1996-2001

  • Member of the Board the Swedish Society for Allergology 1996-1999

  • Member of the Board of the Department of Medicine Solna, KI, 2000-2013

  • Member of the Board of the Centre of Gender Related Medicine, KI, 2001-2004

  • Served as a Mid-term Reviewer of an EU-funded project in November 2003 (Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources).

  • Chair in a priority committee, the Swedish Research Council and member of the Board of Medicine within the Swedish Research Council 2002-2006

  • Deputy chair of the Board of Medicine the Swedish Research Council 2004-2006

  • Appointed by KI to be the co-ordinator for the faculty application that in 1998 was granted the Swedish Foundation for Health Care Sciences and Allergy Research grant for a Centre of Allergy Research. Served initially on the Steering Committee, Centre of Allergy Research and back in the Committee 2006-2013.

  • Member in the Preparatory Committee for Research and Development Stockholm City Council 2004-2007

  • Member in a scientific working group in Life-Gene, a Swedish population-based prospective study on lifestyle, health and genomics, Karolinska Institutet, since 2006

  • Panelist of the Research Assessment Exercise 2007, University of Oulu, Finland

  • Member of the priority committee for cell-, molecular- and material research, The committee for research infrastructures, the Swedish Research Council 2008-2009

  • Member of the Board of the Swedish Research Council 2009

  • Member of the priority committee of the Fernströmska prize, Karolinska Institutet, 2009–2012

  • Elected member of the Nobel Assembly Karolinska Institutet since 2009

  • Adjunct member of the Nobel Committee for the prize in Physiology or Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2001, 2011, 2014

  • Member of the Board of Medicine and Health within the Swedish Research Council 2010

  • Member of the advisory board The Open Allergy Journal and reviewer of manuscripts for scientific journals in the area of immunology, allergy, mycology and dermatology

International networks

  • Member of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) and served 2000 – 2005 on the Board of the Immunology Section

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Human Fungal Pathogens 2008-

  • International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) 2009-

  • Co-ordinator of the international Malassezia Research Consortium (MRC)

  • Member of the International Inflammation Network (in-FLAME)

Reviewed grant applications for:

  • The Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Foundation for Health Care Sciences and Allergy Research, the Swedish Council for Working Life Research, the King Gustav V Foundation, Pharmacia Allergy Research Foundation, the Welcome Trust Foundation, FoUU grants Karolinska University Hospital and Oslo Hospital, the Academy of Finland and Austrian Science Foundation


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