Fredrik Bäckhed, an expert in cellular microbiology and mouse physiology, combines clinical oriented research with gnotobiotic mouse models to address the role of the normal gut microbiota in metabolic diseases.
Professor Bäckhed has received several prestigious awards:
■ Göran Gustafsson Award in Medicine (2014)
■ ERC consolidator (2013)
■ The “Prince Daniel´s Grant to young promising researchers”(2013)
■ The DuPont Young Professor Award (2013)
■ The DPLU/LUDC Nordic Prize for an Outstanding Young Diabetes Investigator (2010)
■ Dr Eric K Fernström Foundation’s Prize to Young Swedish Scientists (2010)
■ Ingvar Carlsson Award (2006)
■ Chorafas Prize (2003)
He has been elected to the Young Academy of Sweden hosted by the Royal Academy of Sciences (2011).
For a profile about Professor Bäckhed and his group, please read the article from Research Media (opens in a new window):
Gut Instincts and Unravelling the human gut
"Förändrad tarmflora kan orsaka diabetes"
SVT nyheter / News Swedish Television (Swedish only)
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