I am double specialist in hematology and internal medicine since 1993, and professor of hematology at the Department of Medicine, Huddinge since 2009. I have worked within the translational research field for many years and been actively involved in strategic research questions. I have been president both for European Association of Hematology and for Swedish Society of Hematology.
I was previously involved in graduate training within ethics and communication skills, but is presently more focused on creating a good environment for post graduate student. I was chair for doctoral studies at the department for medicine for five years.
My research program focuses on the hemopoietic stem cell malignancy myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and include genetic, epigenetic, and cellular studies. The aim is to understand mechanisms for disease progression, leukemic transformation, and erythroid failure. I also lead a clinical specialist program for patients with this disease, as well as the Nordic MDS research group, which drives a broad clinical trial and biomarker program. I am also chair for the newly started Center for Hematology and Regenerative Medicine, Huddinge, a translational research environment combining basic and clinical competences within hematology, regenerative medicine and immunology.
Academic honours, awards and prizes
I have received both junior and senior research awards from the Swedish Cancer Society.