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2010 - Registered as PhD student in Environmental Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

2010 - MSc. Biomedicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Research description

My research focus on how genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors such as air pollution and diet affects the development of asthma in children.  My research is based on the ongoing Swedish birth cohort BAMSE, where epidemiology, environmental factors and genetics has a strong focus.

As part of my PhD project I am involved in an international collaboration between Europe and Canada that study traffic-related air pollution and genetics in relation to childhood asthma where I am investigating the interaction between air pollution and genes across the whole genome. My PhD work also involve studies of global- and gene specific DNA methylations in relation to air pollutions and asthma. Further I am investigating if antioxidants from the diet could have a potential protective effect on the development of asthma, especially in children exposed to higher levels of air pollution.


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