• Fredrik Bäckhed, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Fredrik Bäckhed

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. He has been elected to the Young Academy of Sweden hosted by the Royal Academy of Sciences (2011), The Royal Academy of Engineering (2015), The Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg (2018), and The Royal Academy of Sciences (2018). Professor Bäckhed has received several prestigious awards including ERC consolidator award (2013), Göran Gustafsson Award in Medicine (2014), Torsten Söderberg Professorship in Medicine (2017) and The Minkowski Award (2018).

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