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Fredrik Bäckhed

Professor
Principal Investigator


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:

  • Minkowski prize (2018)
  • Appointed Torsten Söderberg Professor in Medicine (2017)
  • Elected to The Royal Swedish Academy of
    Engineering Sciences (2015)
  • 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) Royal Academy of Engineering (2016) and Royal Academy of Sciences (2017).

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

News


18-08-28
Collaboration with Max Nieuwdorp’s group

18-08-08
Collaboration with Mathias Hornef’s group

17-05-11
Fredrik receives Torsten Söderberg´s Academy Professorship in Medicine

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Contact Information

Fredrik Bäckhed

Wallenberg Laboratory, SU/Sahlgrenska, SE-413 45 Göteborg, Sweden

Visiting Address:
Bruna Stråket 16

Phone:
+46 (0)31-342 7833

Fax:
+46 (0)31-82 37 62

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