Research Division of Medical Inflammation Research

Our division, led by Rikard Holmdahl, aims to understand the basic pathogenic mechanisms behind autoimmune diseases and cancer. We try to identify and functionally analyse the genes that control autoimmune diseases, primarily by using animal models in which it is possible to identify genetic causes of complex diseases.
With this knowledge we develop new diagnostics and vaccines for the treatment of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, and aim to improve immunotherapy in cancer.

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