Short CV/Education and training

Current position, 100% Research

  • 2015 – 2019
    Researcher, Dept. of Pharmacology, Univ. of Gothenburg, sponsored by Swedish Society for Medical Research

Previous positions as Assistant Researcher, 100% Research

  • 2016
    Position held as senior lecturer in pharmacology, declined. Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

  • 2010 – 2015
    Junior research position (FoAss), Dept. of Pharmacology, Univ. of Gothenburg, sponsored by Swedish Research Council (2009-2782)

  • 2008
    Dept. of Physiology, 6 months, Univ. of Gothenburg

  • 2007
    Dept. of Pharmacology, 6 months, Univ. of Gothenburg

Qualification required for appointments as docent

  • 2011
    Pharmacology

Postdoctoral positions

  • 2010
    Dept. of Pharmacology, Univ. of Gothenburg, Sponsored by the Brain Research Foundation, 11 months, 50% maternity leave, supervisor J. Engel

  • 2009
    Dept. of Clinical Chemistry, Univ. of Gothenburg, sponsored by the Brain Research Foundation, 6 months, supervisor H. Zetterberg

  • 2009
    Ernst Gallio Institute, Univ. of California, USA, sponsored by the Brain Research Foundation, 2 months, 2 articles as last author, supervisor S. Bartlett

  • 2009
    Dept. of Pharmacology, Univ. of Gothenburg, 6 months, supervisor S. Dickson

  • 2008
    Dept. of Physiology, Univ. of Gothenburg, 6 months, supervisor J. Engel

Degree of Doctor

  • 2007
    Doctor of Medicine, Dept. of Pharmacology, Univ. of Gothenburg, ”The cholinergic-dopaminergic reward link and addictive behaviours: special emphasis on ethanol and ghrelin”, supervisors Drs. J. Engel and L. Svensson

Higher Education Qualifications

  • 2008
    Master’s degree in Pharmacy, Univ. of Gothenburg

  • 2003
    Master’s degree of Medicine in Pharmaceutical Bioscience, Univ. of Gothenburg

Selected projects

  • The role of gut-brain axis for development of addictive disorders

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Editorial Board for Frontiers in Addictive Disorders and ISRN Addiction

  • Reviewer at 10 international journals (20 assignments per year)

  • Board member (2013-2015), co-chair (2016-2018) of Future faculty (Univ. of Gothenburg)

  • Board member of Svensk Förening för Alkohol- och Drogforskning (Sweden), since 2013

  • Addiction expert regarding sugar addiction by Nordisk Nutrition, Swede, 2014

  • Preclinical expert in a NCATS Steering committee for a clinical trial (L. Leggio, USA), since 2013

  • Member of the scientific advisory committee for Neurological Foundation of New Zealand 2011, for the Interdivisional Innovation Research Incentives Scheme, Netherlands 2014, for the foundation our la Reserche Médicale, France, 2016

  • Pre-examination of PhD thesis by A Panhelainen, University of Helsinki, 2012

  • Examination board for PhD dissertation (C Mathson 2013; Uni. of Gothenburg), and (D Mishra 2013; KI)

  • Examination board (2013; 2013; 2014), and Chairman (2013; 2014; 2014) for half time seminar for PhD students at Univ. of Gothenburg

Media coverage

  • Podcast for RadioScience (http://www.radioscience.se/2015/06/) 2015, Good Relations (http://goodrelations.se/2015/07/15/nyfiken-pa-sommar-2/) 2015, Sahlgrenska Academy (https://soundcloud.com/sahlgrenskaakademin/elisabet-jerlhag-holm-berattar-om-sin-forskning-om-hjarnas-beloningssystem-och-alkoholberonde)

  • 4 press releases from university of Gothenburg, 2 interviews in Swedish radio and one for BBC, several articles in national as well as international news papers

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