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Elisabeth Hultgren-Hörnquist

Position: Professor School/office: School of Medical Sciences

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Elisabeth Hultgren-Hörnquist

About Elisabeth Hultgren-Hörnquist

Elisabeth Hultgren Hörnquist is a Professor in ImmunoIogy at School of Medical Sciences, Örebro University. She defended her thesis in 1994 at University of Gothenburg. Her thesis project involved T cell regulation of intestinal immune responses and the action of the mucosal adjuvant cholera toxin on mucosal T lymphocytes. After that she was recruited to Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX for a postdoc covered by grants from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), working on the characterization of a mouse model of experimental colitis, inhibitory G protein subunit G-alpha-i2 knockout mice, which spontaneously develop chronic colitis, clinically and pathologically resembling ulcerative colitis. She returned to Dept of Medical Microbiol. & Immunol., Univ. of Gothenburg, and became Associate Professor in 2001, combining her work with a position as Research & Development Coordinator at Clinical Immunology and Transfusion Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg.

In 2007 she accepted a Full Professorship in Immunology at Örebro University, where she has been expanding the clinical angle of her research with studies mainly in patients with microscopic colitis, a chronic diarrheal disease, where she is elucidating the impact of a dysregulated immune response locally in the intestinal mucosa. This work is performed in collaboration with colleagues at the Gastroenterology clinic.

Prof. Hultgren Hörnquist has hitherto supervised 7 students for their PhD, and co-supervised an additional three students. She is currently supervising two PhD students, as well as Master students on a regular basis (in total > 40 students).

She currently has 56 peer-reviewed papers and eight peer-reviewed conference contributions, proceedings, international book chapters and reviews, eight manuscripts and one chapter in a Swedish book about Gastroenterology.

The last ten years she has served as Expert Adviser for five Professorships or Senior Lectureships, served as external examiner for PhD thesis defenses twice and has been part of the examination boards for PhD thesis defenses > 20 times.

She is currently a member of EMCG – European Mucosal Immunology Group, SO-IBD - Swedish Organization for IBD studies, NGBI - The Nutrition-Gut-Brain Interactions Research Centre, Örebro University, and The Swedish PBL (Problem Based Learning) Network. She was co-founder and co-director of Forum GIMIICum 2009-2014), a Swedish Research Council-funded translational national research school, with the objective to stimulate life-long careers with combined clinical practice and research within the areas of GI inflammation and infection. She also serves as a peer reviewer for a broad range of journals within Gastroenterology and Immunology on a regular basis.

Prof. Hultgren Hörnquist was recruited for a full professorship in Immunology at Örebro University in 2007 partly to help writing the application and setting up the Medical School. Since the start of the program in January 2011 she is Director of Theme Defence and serves as a lecturer within Immunology and served as Director of Basic Sciences 2010-2015. Before the start of the Medical School she served as Course leader for the Immunology course for Biomedical students and Biomedical Analyst students, 2008-2009.

She has taken several courses including ”Open Networked Learning ONL181” ( 2018, “Supervision for experienced supervisors” Örebro University 2016, Leadership Course, Örebro University 2012-2013 and several Pedagogic courses: “Problem-Based Learning”, Univ. of Maastricht 2010-11, ”Leadership Program - Couching Creativity”, MIVAC (Mucosal Immunobiology and Vaccine Center, Univ. of Gothenburg) 2006-07.

She also serves as coordinator for Internationalization at the School of Medicine, incl. coordination of the bilateral exchange with the Univ. of Glasgow Medical School, and she is currently a recipient of Linneus-Palme partnership grant (Sida) for teaching and student exchange with Pwani University, Kilifi, Kenya. Besides the teaching performed at Pwani University she is also supervising a Master student at Pwani University.


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