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Björn Nilsson M.D., Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, Professor in Clinical Immunology

Björn Nilsson is Professor of Clinical Immunology at the Medical faculty of Lund University, and the Head of the Division of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine at the Department of Laboratory Medicine. He is also a visiting researcher Broad Institute (Cambridge, MA).

Dr. Nilsson focuses on how genetic variation influences blood cell formation and blood cancer risk. He has made important contributions to our understanding of genetic predisposition for hematologic malignancies, the genetic regulation of immunoglobulin levels, and the computational analysis of genomics data. His awards include an Ingvar Carlsson Award (2009), a Wallenberg Academy Fellows Award (2012), a European Research Council Consolidator Award (2018) and a Vetenskapsrådet Consolidator Award (2018).

Dr. Nilsson received a M.D. and a Ph.D. from Lund University. He completed a residency in Clinical Immunology and Transfusion Medicine in Lund.

In addition to his scientific work, Björn has an almost life-long interest in computer science and algorithm theory, and received a Techn. Lic. degree in Applied Mathematics from Lund University. In his free time, he enjoys playing jazz guitar.

Principal Investigator

Björn Nilsson

Björn Nilsson

M.D. Ph.D Professor, Prinicipal Investigator

E-mail: bjorn [dot] nilsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Address: BMC B13, Klinikgatan 26, 22184, Lund

Profile in Lund University research portal