University of Uppsala, Sweden
Dr. Olle Korsgren started his medical studies at the University of Uppsala, Sweden. He then received a Research Trainee Award from the Swedish Medical Research Council. After completing his thesis in 1991, he received a 4-year Research Career Award from the Swedish Medical Research Council. He became a Specialist in Clinical Immunology and Senior staff member at the Department of Clinical Immunology, University Hospital, Uppsala in 2001, and received a 6-year Senior Research position from the Swedish Medical Research Council. In 2002 he was appointed Professor of Transplantation Immunology at Uppsala University. Since 2006 he holds the position as Professor of Cell Transplantation at the same University.
Dr. Korsgren's research activity has been focused on making islet transplantation a possible treatment for patients with type I diabetes. This has led him into several different areas from the ontogeny of the fetal pancreas and the development of techniques to make human islet isolation possible to the immununological problems involved in islet allo- and xenotransplantation. He is the Principal Investigator of the Nordic Network for clinical islet transplantation.
Dr. Korsgren has received several honors and awards, and he is frequently invited to give seminars and lectures at international meetings and workshops. He serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals. Dr. Korsgren has authored more than 200 scientific publications. An inventor, he has been awarded five patents.
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