Alexander PerssonTitle: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Medical Sciences
Phone: +46 19 302411
About Alexander Persson
Alexander achieved his PhD in Medical Microbiology at Linköping University where he studied how apoptosis affect the capabilities of innate immune cells to respond to tuberculosis infections. He spent 3 ½ years in Canada as a post-doc before returning to Sweden as part of the strategic recruitment of assistant professors and future research leaders at Örebro University. Today he is a senior lecturer.
Alexander is active in the research environment Inflammatory Responses and Infection Susceptibility Centre (iRiSC). His research concern inflammatory responses in innate immunity. His main interest is the host inflammatory response against pathogens such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Neisseria meningitidis. The focus of the research is to describe how cells of innate immunity regulate the inflammatory response. In short, the research can be described to aim at answering the question: “what is it they do, that keeps us from dying” (however it rhymes better in Swedish).
In addition, inflammatory responses to non-pathogenic stimulus such as particles in our environment interests him and he has developed and am part of several research endeavours investigating the inflammatory aspects of particles including silica, nano particles and cobalt. Alexander is further one of the engineers behind and coordinator of the theme: Acute inflammation in the strategic research endevour X-HiDE.
Alexander Persson has developed and is the director of the international Master's programme in Experimental Medicine and is the coordinator of the profile Inflammation in Health and Disease during the second year of the programme. He teaches advanced laboratory- and research methodology, several theoretical areas in the programme and has developed and coordinates the profile specific course Inflammatory Responses (MC051A).
He has developed and coordinates the research education course Experimental Methodologies for Clinical Graduate Students (75MV001) where he teaches and is a mentor for the students.
He is further a popular teacher at the Medical Programme and International Master's Programme where he has lectures, seminars and laborations.
Collaborations and assignments
- Founder and co-chair of Junior Faculty
- Member of the steering committee of iRiSC
- Member of the internationalization council at Örebro University
- Member of the department management board
- Member of the work group responsible for eg immunology and immunity in the curriculum of the Medical Programme spanning semesters 2, 4 and 7.
- Member of the programme council for the International Master’s Programme in Experimental Medicine.