Docent (asst. prof) in Biomedical Technology, Karolinska Institutet 1990
Post Doc, The Research Medicine Department of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Donner Laboratory of the University of California, USA 1986-1987
Ph.D., Karolinska Institutet 1983
Master of Science, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm 1975
Short presentation of current research
BBMRI.se, established by The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), is a national large-scale research infrastructure whose purpose is to build and develop effective systems for saving and analyzing biological samples.
The general aim is to develop an infrastructure for a Biobank Information Management System - BIMS, connecting large hospital and research databases in Sweden with the possibility of linking information about phenotypes and genotypes.
The role of ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) is to support a coherent approach to policy-making on research infrastructures in Europe, and to act as an incubator for international negotiations about concrete initiatives.
ESFRI brings together representatives of EU Member States and Associated States, appointed by Ministers in charge of Research, and one representative of the European Commission.
Half a million Swedes will be contacted for information concerning their health, lifestyle and exposures, and for donation of blood samples. At project start (baseline), individuals will be contacted for assessments by age groups. Sampling for blood will be done by LifeGene staff at hospital laboratories and/or in mobile units.
e-epidemiology: web-based questionnaires
The aim is to implement and evaluate the use of web-based questionnaires as opposed to paper-based questionnaires in otherwise standard epidemiological study design.
e-epidemiology: mobile phones
The aim is to evaluate the use of mobile phones (SMS) and stationary telephones (IVR) as a tool in e-epidemiology.
e-epidemiology: computerized programs
The aim is to evaluate the possibilities of using computerized programs over the Internet for testing physical functions connected to epidemiological trails.
Creation of an extensive healthcare information discovery platform which will act as the underlying research platform on which we develop our text analysis capabilities in Swedish.
The federated database - a basis for biobank-based post-genome studies, integrating phenome and genome data from 600,000 twin pairs in Europe.
Eur J Hum Genet 2007;15:718-23.
BIMS: An information management system for biobanking in the 21st century.
IBM Systems Journal 2007;46:171-82.
Biobanking for Europe.
Briefings in bioinformatics 2008;9:14-24.
Feasibility of using web-based questionnaires in large population-based epidemiological studies.
Eur J Epidemiol 2006;21:103-11.
New times, new needs; e-epidemiology.
Eur J Epidemiol 2007;22:285-92.