Professor Fredrik Bäckhed combines clinical oriented research with gnotobiotic mouse models to address the role of the normal gut microbiota in metabolic diseases. Fredrik Bäckhed holds a PhD from Karolinska Institutet, and performed postdoctoral training at Washington University, St Louis where he identified the gut microbiota as an environmental factor that regulates adiposity and obesity. Dr Bäckhed is professor at University of Gothenburg and Director of the Wallenberg Laboratory (www.wlab.gu.se) for cardiovascular research. He is also Professor at Copenhagen University and has been guest Professor at University of Oslo.
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