Sveriges Unga Akademi

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About Erik's research

My research area is molecular epidemiology with a special focus on cardiometabolic disturbances, such as obesity and insulin resistance and their role in the development of subclinical and clinical cardiovascular disease. Although also using traditional epidemiological approaches suited for some research questions, the main focus is molecular epidemiology; studies of how cardiovascular disease and related conditions vary with DNA variation, RNA expression, circulating biomarkers such as proteins and metabolites, as well as with structures and functions measured by imaging.

I am also a member of the Global Young Academy since 2012.

In brief

Born: 1975
Family: Wife and 2 children born in 2004 and 2005
Interests: Family, the cottage in Järvsö, singing, music, entertainment, theatre, food, wine, and exercise.
Other: Chairman of Orphei Drängar, a well-known male choir from Uppsala.
Foodie – loves to cook and is willing to spend a lot of time and money on food and drinks.

Amongst other things, I would like to promote the question about how a future research system should be designed: a system of transparency and justice, but at the same time, primarily rewards the best researchers and research communities.

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