Prof. Rikard Holmdahl Karolinska Institute, Sweden

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Rikard Holmdahl graduated from Uppsala University, Sweden, with both a PhD (1985) and a MD (1987) exam. His research focus was studies of chronic inflammation, in particular the use of animal models for autoimmune diseases. In 1994 he became a professor at Lund University, Sweden, and built the Medical Inflammation... read moreResearch (MIR) laboratory. In 2008 he became a professor at Karolinska Institutet and moved the MIR laboratory to Stockholm. Since 2014 he is a member of the Nobel assembly.
Rikard Holmdahl is an international leader in the research using animal models for autoimmune disease and has developed and characterized several models for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis arthritis and multiple sclerosis. He also introduced the identification of genes underlying complex inflammatory diseases such as arthritis and encephalomyelitis in animals. He is also a scientific advisor and consultant for biotech and biomedical companies. He has published approximately 450 peer-reviewed papers and 50 reviews in scientific journals.