Anders Björkman

Anders Björkman

Professor Emeritus/Emerita | Docent
Telephone: +46852486829
Visiting address: Widerströmska huset Tomtebodavägen 18 A, plan 3, 17165 Solna
Postal address: K9 Global folkhälsa, K9 GPH Ekström, 171 77 Stockholm


  • My research has historically addressed challenges of improving diagnosis,
    treatment and control of Plasmodium falsiparum malaria.
    *Improving Diagnosis, Treatment and Control/Elimination of Plasmodium
    falciparum Malaria*
    A major aim has continuously been to apply new biomedical technologies to
    respond to parasito­logical, clinical and epidemiological research
    questions. That implies studies on diagnostic technologies and malaria
    therapies and studies on the possible evolution and selection of different
    genetic parasite alterations potentially associated to re­sistance to
    detection, diagnosis and/or treatment of P. fal­ciparum.
    A main overall aim is to address the research question “is it possible to
    eliminate malaria from a high endemic region, typical of sub Saharan
    * New strategies for malaria control - aiming at elimination in Zanzibar
    * Modern artemisinin-based combination drugs against malaria - malaria drugs
    and evolution of resistance
    * New tools and strategies for malaria diagnosis
    * Zanzibar Malaria Control Program, Zanzibar Ministry of Health and Social
    Welfare, Tanzania
    * Muhimbili University for Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam,
    * Malaria Research and Training Center, University of Bamako, Mali



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  • Professor Emeritus/Emerita, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2026

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 1987

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