Rune Andersson

Professor Emeritus

Department of Infectious
Visiting address
Guldhedsgatan 10 A-B
41346 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 480
40530 Göteborg

About Rune Andersson

Professor in Global Health at Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University from September 2010 and Senior physician on Hospital Infection Control at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg from January 2011. He is specialist in internal medicine, general medicine and infectious diseases.

After retirement in 2018 working as senior professor (20%) in infectious diseases with a nordic course in infection control.

Ph.D. in Infectious Diseases, 1988. Thesis : ” Giant cell arteritis- immunopatology, long-term corticosteroid treatment and mortality”.

Associate professor in Infectious Diseases 1992

Professor in Infectious Diseases at the Sahlgrenska Academy 2002 - 2010.

Guest professor in Contagious Diseases at Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, China from 2005-2014.

Guest professor at College of Xinjiang Uyghur Medicine, Hotan, China 2015-2018

Received in 2017 he TianShan Award for Foreign Experts from the Government of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China

Main supervisor for 7 PhD students with passed exams: Harriet Hogevik 1996 on endocarditis, Christopher Schaufelbrger, 1997 on giant cell arteritis and Gunnar Jacobsson, 2009 on invasive Stafylococcus aureus infections, Erik Backhaus 2012 on Invasive pneumococcal infections, Rena Maimaiti , Urumqi, China on HIV and tuberculosis 2015.Lars Ljungström on Community acquired severe sepsis and septic shock, 2017, Manijeh Mehdiyar on living with HIV among immigrants in western Sweden, 2019 .

Co-supervisor for 7 PhD students with passed exams: Maria Werner, 2006 on endocarditis, Ulrika Snygg Martin, 2009 on endocarditis, Eric Gustafsson, 2009 on Stafylococcus aureus infections, Diana Karlsson 2010 on pneumococcal infections and Åsa Alsiö on Hepatitis C, Inger Johansson on Cytomegalovirus infections in heart- and lung transplant patients 2014, Jenny Lindahl on herpes virus infections in transplant patients, 2019.

Co-supervisor in 4 ongoing PhD projects

Supervisor for 174 students in diploma courses with passed exams.