Professor of Physiology at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology since 2001.
Inflammation is the body's primary defence system against harmful foreign substances; it develops in tissues as a consequence of an injury or any other attack from outside. The clinical signs of inflammation - redness, warmth, and swelling - are due to changed activity in microcirculation and comprise things like increased permeability in vascular walls and activation and accumulation of white blood cells.
A misdirected attack against substances that are in themselves harmless or the body's own tissues leads to undesirable forms of inflammation; these are the causes of a large number of commonly occurring medical conditions. Lennart Lindblom's research aims at providing increased understanding of signal paths that control activation and recruitment of white blood cells in inflammation, as well as mapping the mechanisms for the influence of these cells on the function and integrity of blood vessels.