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Mikael Benson (UGOT)

Mikael Benson, The Unit of Clinical Systems Biology, Göteborgs universitet, Gothenburg, Sweden (UGOT). He is a senior researcher and consultant in pediatric allergology and received his PhD based on a thesis about allergic inflammation at the department of pediatrics. He has had full-time research grants from the Universities of Lund and Göteborg as well as the Swedish Research Council since 2000 and has currently received a six-year grant as a senior researcher from the Swedish Research Council.

The aims are to find markers for personalized medication in complex diseases by combining systems biology with high-throughput techniques, such as DNA microarrays. Allergic rhinitis is used as a model for complex diseases and the aim is to develop analytical methods that are generally applicable. This work is based on co-ordinating a national and international network of scientists and has resulted in some 30 publications in top allergy journals like J Allergy Clin Immunology and the formation of a multi-disciplinary team that is involved in this project.

He is a frequently invited speaker at national and international conferences. He is chairman of an interest group in functional genomics of the European Academy of Allergy and Immunology, which has 240 members in Europe and USA. His role in this project is that of co-ordinator and also responsible for workpackage 5.

Key publications

Benson M, Langston M, Adner M, Andersson B, Cardell LO. A network-based analysis of the late-phase reaction of the skin. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2006 (in press)
Benson M, Langston M, Guillot G, Naluai Torinsson Å, Rudemo M, Andersson B. A network-based analysis of allergen-challenged CD4+ T cells from patients with allergic rhinitis. Genes Immun. 2006 (in press)

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