Background and activities
Main areas of research:
Innate immunity with emphasis on inflammation, especially
related to cardiovascular disease and diabetes or rheumatoid
arthritis. Measurement of markers of inflammation in blood samples,
and investigation of variation in genes related to inflammation and
how this affects the risk of disease. Inflammation caused by the use
of biomaterials (artificial materials used for medical treatment),
e.g. in heart-lung machines. Complications following open-heart surgery.
Areas of teaching:
Immunology, transfusion medicine, nutrition, basic statistics.
Publications in PubMed
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