Researcher profiles at the Disciplinary Domain
Read about a few of the Disciplinary Domain’s prominent researchers and the people behind the research. It’s about research for a better world, that raises important questions and contributes solutions to large medical and pharmaceutical problems.
Björn Olsen: Our biggest enemy is forgetfulness
04 juni 2020
“The coronavirus is not the last act. At best, it is a dress rehearsal for the next pandemic. And when this storm blows over, we can hope that we will have a short respite to prepare before a new epidemic is upon us,” says Björn Olsen, a professor of infectious diseases now well-known throughout ...
Ulrika Winblad: Health care debate characterised by simplified rhetoric
26 mars 2020
Access and diversity or playground for private providers? Opinions about the Swedish welfare model divide along political lines. But what are the facts? Ulrika Winblad, professor of health and medical care research, has studied the reforms and their consequences for 20 years. Personally, she is m...
Kerstin Lindblad-Toh: Explorer in genetics
21 augusti 2019
Sometimes all it takes is a simple question from a Swedish postdoctoral researcher in exile in the U.S. Twenty years later Kerstin Lindblad-Toh has directed the mapping of the genetic makeup of 230 mammal. Now she is preparing to bring perhaps the greatest scientific revolution of our time – unde...
Anders Backlund: With the whole world as his workplace
20 juni 2019
“I’m driven by curiosity about how things are interconnected,” reflects Anders Backlund, professor of pharmacognosy. When he is not navigating through the eight dimensions of chemical space, Backlund is trying to define the emphasis of Uppsala University’s role in global society.
Birgitta Essén: “We mustn’t treat Muslim women as collective victims”
05 februari 2019
If Swedish care services are to provide the correct treatment for Muslim women, we must accept them as rational individuals and listen to their own problem descriptions rather than educate them in our gender-equality ideals, says Birgitta Essén, Professor of International Maternal & Reproductive ...
Christer Betsholtz: Leading blood-vessel researcher’s discovery redraws the map
14 juni 2018
It did not take Christer Betsholtz long to stun the research community the first time. Almost four decades later, his work is still moving the boundaries of vascular biology. But a reputation as a leading figure can have its drawbacks.
Lisa Ekselius: Inside the mind of a psychiatrist
20 november 2017
From the outskirts of Ulleråker to the entry of Uppsala University Hospital: psychiatry in Uppsala has taken a fascinating journey, and in October, Professor Lisa Ekselius received the 2017 Rudbeck Award for her significant contributions along the way.