New honorary doctor at Sahlgrenska Academy: Jens Nielsen, Professor of Systems Biology at the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering. Foto: Johan Bodell
Jens Nielsen is a pioneer and world leading researcher in systems biology and is one of the world’s most cited scientists in this field of research.
”I am very honoured to be appointed honorary doctor. I have over the last ten years worked closely with more than ten different medical doctors at Sahlgrenska Academy where we have contributed with our systems biology models to get new insight into metabolic diseases such as cancer, obesity, diabetes and more recently Alzheimer”, says Jens Nielsen.
He says that the close collaboration with Professor Fredrik Bäckhed on the gut microbiota in partcular has been very successful.
”Besides being an excellent research collaboration it has also resulted in establishment of the spin-out company Metabogen AB.”
Professor Agneta Holmäng, Dean of Sahlgrenska Academy, comments on the appointment in a press release:
“We're immensely proud and pleased to be able, by awarding these honorary doctorates, to strengthen our ties with two highly distinguished people* who are important to Sahlgrenska Academy. Each of our new honorary doctors has a strong commitment to issues relating to life sciences, and helped to strengthen this area in our region. ... At an early stage Jens Nielsen was involved to a high degree in boosting the interaction between our faculty and Chalmers University of Technology"
*The prominent businessman Michael Treschow is also appointed honorary doctor at Sahlgrenska Academy
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