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Our research covers a broad range of research areas within the subject of physiology. We are a highly collaborative unit with many international coworkers. Many of the research groups successfully combine preclinical and clinical research. The units have an excellent infrastructure, which is shared among the research groups. Our close location to both the Sahlgrenska University Hospital and to the Laboratory for Experimental Biomedicine gives us excellent possibilities to conduct integrative research of the highest quality in the area of physiology.

Research groups - Physiology

Principal InvestigatorResearch group / project
Albertsson Wikland, KerstinWhy is growth in children a marker of health and mortality?
Billig, HåkanPhysiology of the Fallopian Tube and Ectopic Pregnancy
Buvall, LisaMolecular mechanisms in renal diseases
Börjesson, MatsCenter for Health and Performance
Dickson, SuzanneNeurobiology of Appetite
Gustafsson, BengtThe Glutamate Synapse in the Developing Hippocampus
Gustafsson, Jenny 
Hammar, IngelaSpinal Cord and Motor Control
Hanse, EricCellular Neurophysiology
Holmäng, AgnetaMetabolism during Pregnancy
Jankowska, ElzbietaSpinal Cord and Motor Control
Jansson, John-OlovImmunometabolism Group
Johansson, Maria E.Cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway and its role in cardiovascular disease
Dietary effects on the immune system
Mallard, CarinaTreating the newborn brain
Nilsson, HolgerVascular function
Nyström, JennyRenal function and glomerular kidney disease
Olofsson, CharlottaRegulation of Adipokine Secretion in White Adipocytes
Pettersson, Lars-GunnarSpinal Cord and Motor Control
Rorsman, PatrikRegulation of Pancreatic Hormone Secretion
Rosengren, AndersWallenberg Centre for Molecular and Translational Medicine
Ruud, Johan 
Skibicka, KarolinaNeurobiology of Feeding and Energy Expenditure
Wang, XiaoyangThe Developmental Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation Research Group
Wernstedt Asterholm, IngridRole of Adipose tissue in Metabolic Disease and Tumor Progression
Wessberg, JohanTactile Sensory Mechanisms of the Human Hand and Hairy Skin


Visiting Professor 2017

The Vice-Chancellor decided in June 2017 to employ the following visiting professors at the Sahlgrenska Academy / Department of Physiology:

Roger Adan (Suzanne Dickson)
Frances Ashcroft (Patrik Rorsman)

Visiting Professor (Contact person SA)

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