University of Gothenburg

Department of Laboratory Medicine

At the Department of Laboratory Medicine, we study stem cell biology, neurobiology, glycobiology, cancer as well as inflammatory cardiovascular, hematologic, muscle and metabolic diseases. The aim is to understand the pathological mechanisms and to develop efficient diagnostic strategies and precision based therapies for the patients.

Our research is often translational in nature, i.e. having both basic scientific as well as clinical features and can move freely between these. Particularly well-represented research areas include cancer (solid tumours as well as hematological malignancies), metabolic, infectious, inflammatory, and cardiovascular diseases, stem cell and regenerative medicine, glycobiology as well as research into stroke and neuropsychiatric disorders.

The Department is also responsible for courses in pathology, clinical chemistry and genetics at the medical and odontological programmes, and participates in several other courses arranged by the Institute of Biomedicine.

Research groups at the department


Frida Abel
Genomic studies of neural tumors

Levent Akyürek
Clinical lung cancer research and biology of filamins

Mattias Andersson
Research on the MYB oncogene in acute leukemias

Johan Botling
Precision diagnostics and tumor immunology in lung cancer

Helena Carén
Brain cancer stem cells and tumour epigenetics

Linda Fogelstrand
Measurable residual disease in acute myeloid leukemia 

Huamei Forsman
G protein-coupled receptor function and anti-inflammatory drug development

Susanne Fransson

Ola Hammarsten

Carola Hedberg Oldfors

Jan Holgersson
Glycan engineering of cells and proteins

Pegah Johansson

Christina Jern
On the hemostatic and inflammatory pathways in ischemic stroke: an integrated clinical and experimental study

Martin Johansson
Pathology of renal cell carcinoma of the kidney

Meena Kanduri
Epigenetics of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Göran Landberg
Tumour biology and endocrine treatment of breast cancer

Göran Larson
Glycans as mediators of infection and inflammation

Anders Lindahl

Malin Lönn
Human adipose tissue and metabolic disease - focus on pregnancy and women with previous gestational diabetes mellitus

Tommy Martinsson

Tanmoy Mondal
Model MYCN mediated oncogenesis in Neuroblastoma using human trunk neural crest cells: transcriptomics and epigenomics based approaches

Noora Neittaanmäki
Novel imaging technologies and artificial intelligence in digital pathology for improved cancer diagnostics

Ann Nordgren

Anders Oldfors
Neuromuscular disorders

Lars Palmqvist
Molecular mechanisms in the development of acute myeloid leukemia

Stina Simonsson

Göran Stenman  
Genetics and pathology of salivary gland tumours

Fredrik Sterky
Mechanisms of synapse formation and neurodevelopmental diseases

Anders Ståhlberg
Tumor heterogeneity: Liquid biopsy and single-cell analysis

Åsa Torinsson Naluai
Mapping inflammation and metabolism in chronic disease

Pierre Åman
FET fusion oncoproteins and FET-SWI/SNF interactions