Short CV/Education and training

  • 2011
    Professor in Experimental Allergology, Linköping University (LiU), Linköping, Sweden

  • 2006
    Associate Professor (docent) in Experimental Pediatric Immunology, LiU

  • 2002 – 2004
    Post-doctoral Fellowship ‘Regulation of myeloid cells through the CD200 receptor’ Dept of Discovery Research, DNAX Research Inc, Palo Alto, CA, USA

  • 1999
    PhD in Paediatric Allergology, LiU, Laboratory of Prof Bengt Björkstén, MD, PhD, Div of Paediatrics, Linköping & Prof Patrick Holt, MD, PhD, Inst f Child Health Res, Perth, WA

  • 1994
    MSc in Biochemistry, LiU, Linköping, Sweden

Selected publications

  • Dzidic M, Mira A, Artacho A, Abrahamsson TR, Jenmalm MC*, Collado MC*: Allergy development is associated with consumption of breastmilk with a reduced microbial richness in the first month of life. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2020; In press.

    *Shared senior authorship

  • Rahman Qazi K, Bach Jensen G, van der Heiden M, Björkander S, Holmlund U, Haileselassie Y, Kokkinou E, Marchini G, Maria Jenmalm MC, Abrahamsson T, Sverremark-Ekström E: Extremely preterm infants have significant alterations in their conventional T cell compartment during their first weeks of life. J Immunol 2020; 204: 68-77. 

  • van der Heiden M, Björkander S, Rahman Qazi K, Bittmann J, Hell L, Jenmalm MC, Marchini G, Vermijlen D, Abrahamsson T, Nilsson C, Sverremark-Ekström E: Characterization of the γδ T-cell compartment during infancy reveals clear differences between the early neonatal period and 2 years of age. Immunol Cell Biol 2020; 98: 79-87.

  • Råsmark Røpke E, Bruno V, Nedstrand E, Boij R, Petersson Strid C, Piccione E, Berg G, Svensson-Arvelund J, Jenmalm MC, Rubér M, Ernerudh J: Low-molecular-weight-heparin increases Th1- and Th17-associated chemokine levels during pregnancy in women with unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss: a randomised controlled trial. Sci Reports 2019; 9: 12314.

  • Huoman J, Papapavlou G, Pap A, Alm J, Nilsson LJ, Jenmalm MC: Sublingual immunotherapy alters salivary IgA and systemic immune mediators in timothy allergic children. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2019; 30: 522-530.

  • Hellberg S, Mehta RB, Forsberg A, Berg G, Brynhildsen J, Winqvist O, Jenmalm MC, Ernerudh J: Maintained thymic output of conventional and regulatory T cells during human pregnancy. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2019; 143: 771-775.

  • Dzidic M, Abrahamsson TR, Artacho A, Collado MC, Mira A, Jenmalm MC: Oral microbiota maturation during the first 7 years of life in relation to allergy development. Allergy 2018; 73: 2000-2011.

  • Dzidic M, Abrahamsson TR, Artacho A, Collado MC, Stensson M, Jenmalm MC, Mira A: Oral microbiome development during childhood: an ecological succession influenced by postnatal factors and associated with tooth decay. ISME J 2018; 12: 2292-2306.

  • Ahlbeck L, Ahlberg E, Nyström U, Björkander J, Jenmalm MC: Intralymphatic allergen immunotherapy against pollen allergy. A 3-year open follow-up study of 10 patients. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2018; In press.

    Lindau R, Mehta RB, Lash GE, Papapavlou G, Boij R, Berg G, Jenmalm MC, Ernerudh J, Svensson-Arvelund J: Interleukin-34 is present at the fetal-maternal interface and induces immunoregulatory macrophages of a decidual phenotype in vitro. Hum Reprod 2018; 33: 588-599.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Identification of potential allergy preventive factors by detailed mapping of the maternal and infant gut and oral microbiota in relation to immune maturation, epigenetic regulation and allergy development

Does maternal probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri supplementation already from gestational week 20, as compared with gestational week 36, have a more powerful preventive effect on allergy development?

  • Can administration of maternal vaginal and gut microbiota to neonates delivered by elective Caesarean section enhance gut and oral microbiota diversity during infancy and reduce allergy development?

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Collegium Internationale Allergologicum

  • Scientific secretary Swedish Association for Allergology

  • Board member SciLifeLab Drug Discovery and Development platform

Media coverage


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Research Project Grants Received as Primary Investigator

  • Swedish Research Council / Swedish Heart and Lung Foundation / Swedish Foundation for Health and Care Sciences and Allergy Research / Ekhaga Foundation / Olle Engkvist Foundation / Swedish Cancer and Allergy Foundation / FORSS / Swedish Allergy Research Foundation / Swedish Medical Foundation / Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation for Female PhDs / Schelin’s Foundation / Child Health Foundation / Medical Research Council PhD Methodology Studies / Samariten Foundation / First of May Flower Annual Campaign for Children’s Health / Lion’s Research Foundation


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