Background and activities

Research activity

Multiple myeloma is a cancer caused by accumulation of malignant plasma cells within the bone marrow. Almost all myeloma patients suffer from an osteolytic bone disease, caused by increased numbers of cells degrading bone (osteoclasts) and reduced numbers of cells producing bone (osteoblasts). Bone destruction is also common in inflammtory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.

My research focus is on how myeloma cells, myeloma derived factors and inflammation affects the activity and differentiation of osteoblast and osteoclasts. My research group consists of one researcher, two post docs, four PhD students and one technician. Currently main research projects are on the importance of cross talks between adipocytes, immune cells and myeloma cells for disease progression and on the role of the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-32 for disease progression.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications