University of Gothenburg
A patient is breathing through a nozzle while participating in a lung function test.
A patient is undergoing a lung function test by breathing through a nozzle under the surveillance of a nurse.
Photo: Malin Arnesson

Our research

How many people are affected by asthma? What are the different types of asthma and how do they differ from each other? These are some of the questions our researchers are currently working on.

Our research at the Krefting Research Centre is driven by the desire to improve the health, treatment and well-being of people with asthma. We now know that asthma is more than just one disease – it has several different underlying causes. Our researchers study the different types of asthma with the goal of understanding their differences in order to find better treatments. We also have experience working with large-scale population-based studies, such as the West Sweden Asthma Study (WSAS), an epidemiological survey of over 30 000 individuals.

Important findings in our research

  • Growing up on a farm protects you against runny nose throughout the lifespan, regardless of where you live later in life.
  • MicroRNA regulates ILC2 function.
  • Exosomes contain RNA and act as messengers between cells.

Join us

Are you ready to move on to the next stage of your career? Develop your skills in one of our outstanding research environments. At the Institute of Medicine, we conduct preclinical research in a laboratory environment, clinical research and studies at the population level.

We work closely with healthcare providers and have a large international network of collaborators. The Sahlgrenska Academy Core Facilities also provide access to advanced technical infrastructure and expertise for every researcher. 
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