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Jan Borén, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair of Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine

Jan Borén is Professor and Chair of Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine at Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, and physician at the Department of Clinical Chemistry at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Gothenburg, where he also completed his PhD.
His main long-term interest lipid metabolism and he has focused to understand the underlying mechanisms that lead to, and consequences of lipid accumulation in the liver, arterial wall and heart, with the goal of translating this knowledge into effective treatment. His research program is translational and involves both in vitro and in vivo studies including pathophysiological studies and mouse models, and kinetic studies in carefully phenotyped human volunteers. He is a member of Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg, and has awarded numerous honours including the Göran Gustafsson’s Prize in Medicine from the Royal Academy of Sciences, Dr. Eric K Fernström Foundation’s Research Award, and Irvine H. Page Atherosclerosis Research Award. He serves as Vice-President of the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS), and is Editorial Board Member for Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, Section editor for BBA – Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids and co-Editor of Atherosclerosis.

Education & Degrees

  • 1999 Associate Professor (docent) in Molecular Medicine, University of Gothenburg
  • 1994–1998 Research Fellow and Staff Research Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, Univ. of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • 1992 PhD, Department of Medical Biochemistry, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1988 MD, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden


Distinctions,Scholarships and Awards (selected)

  • 2013– Member, Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg
  • 2004 Göran Gustafsson’s Prize in Medicine from the Royal Academy of Sciences
  • 2004 The Mejlan (Meilahti) Award, Biomedicum, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2000 Dr. Eric K Fernström Foundation’s Prize to Young Swedish Scientists
  • 1999–2001 Junior Grant for “Young Promising Investigators” from Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF)
  • 1997 Irvine H. Page Atherosclerosis Research Awards for Young Investigators,
  • American Heart Association, 70th Scientific Sessions
  • 1994–97 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship for Physicians
  • 1994 Fulbright Award for Advanced Studies in Biochemistry


National and International Assignments of Importance (selected)

  • 2017– Vice-President European Atherosclerosis Society
  • 2007– Chairman, Dept. of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Institute of Medicine, University of Gothenburg
  • 2006–2012 Director, Strategic Research Center, Sahlgrenska Center for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research
  • 2005–2017 Treasurer European Atherosclerosis Society
  • 2000–2006 Director, Wallenberg Laboratory for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research, University of Gothenburg

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Jan Borén

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Jan Borén

Wallenberg Laboratory for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, 413 45 Göteborg, Sweden

Visiting Address:
Bruna Stråket 16

Phone:
+46 31 342 29 49
+46 73 376 42 64

Fax:
+46 31 82 37 62

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