Laboratory Medicine

Faculty of Medicine | Lund University

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Research divisions

Occupational and environmental medicine 

 We research how people’s work and environment condition their health, focusing on metals, environmental toxins, carcinogenic substances and substances which damage the respiratory tract, stress and work-related musculoskeletal disorders, as well as the elderly in working life. Our strength is a combination of register studies and biobanks, field studies and experimental studies.

lars rylander

Division representative:
 Lars Rylander
 Tel: 046 222 16 31

Haematology and transfusion medicine

Haematology covers research focused on blood formation, blood cells and the inflammatory process. A central area of research studies the molecular mechanisms behind blood cancer. Another focus is on improving transfusion treatment through increased knowledge of the function and genetic background of the blood group molecules on the surface of red blood cells and how they interact with various pathogenic microorganisms.

urban gullberg

Division representative:
Urban Gullberg 
Telephone: 046-222 07 29

Clinical genetics

Clinical genetics covers research into the roles played by inherited and acquired genetic mutations for the onset of various forms of cancer and congenital hereditary diseases.

david gisselsson nord

Division representative:
David Gisselsson Nord
 Telephone: 0733-91 40 36

Clinical chemistry and pharmacology

By analysing tissues, cell cultures and bodily fluids, we identify and characterise the biochemical causes of various functional deficiencies as well as conditions of disease and health. Modern academic pharmacology develops new principles and points of approach for the drug treatments of the future and increases understanding of how current drugs work.

peter hoeglund

Division representative:
Peter Höglund 
Telephone: 046-17 79 79

Medical microbiology

The division of medical microbiology conducts basic and clinical research into bacteria and viruses, their interactions, cooperation, value and significance for the onset of infections.

stefan schwartz

Division representative:
Stefan Schwarz
 Telephone: 046-222 06 28

Microbiology, immunology and glycobiology (MIG)

We address how the host response determines if infections cause disease or asymptomatic bacterial carriage and novel immune response strategies that can be used therapeutically to strengthen the immune response to replace or complement antibiotics. In addition we have discovered a new cancer therapeutic (HAMLET) and investigate the structure, function and therapeutic efficacy of this molecule.

catharina svanborg
Catharina Svanborg

Division representative:
Catharina Svanborg 
Telephone: 046-222 70 44

Molecular haematology

We conduct research into the blood cells’ function and maturity in health and disease by using patient material, animal models as well as cell and molecular biology.

mikael sigvardsson

Division representative:
Mikael Sigvardsson

Molecular Medicine and Gene Therapy

We investigate the properties of blood stem cells and develop cell and gene therapies for various blood diseases – including genetic diseases and cancer.

jonas larsson2

Division representative:
Jonas Larsson
Telephone: 046-222 05 80

Stem Cell Center

Stem cells are the source of the body’s various cells and can generate new stem cells, which gives us completely new possibilities to cure difficult diseases. The best known is the transplant of blood-forming stem cells to cure blood cancer. We also research the development of stem cells for the treatment of several other conditions and injuries such as diabetes and neurological diseases.

Zaal Kokaia

Director of Stem Cell Center
Zaal.Kokaia
Tel: 046-222 02 76


stefan scheding

Division representative:
Stem Cell Centre:
Stefan Scheding
Telephone: 046-222 33 31

Translational cancer research

Our task is to understand the basic mechanisms behind tumour development. This understanding provides a basis for matching the right drug with the right patient and thereby offer better conditions for individualised treatment of cancer patients.

ramin m

Division representative:
Ramin Massoumi
Telephone: 046-222 64 30

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