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Magnus Johansson

Title: Professor School/office: School of Medical Sciences


Phone: +46 19 302443

Room: X1101

Magnus Johansson

About Magnus Johansson


Magnus Johansson’s research have a broad focus on the Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) (and other viruses) including functional understanding of molecular interactions between viruses and the host cell e.g. affects on the cellular immune responses, construction of replicon models for vaccine development, construction of infectious clones for studies of the reverse genetics, expression of TBEV antigens in plants for vaccine development and the understanding of the molecular epidemiology and distribution of TBEV in Scandinavia.

Short Career Narrative

Magnus Johansson defended his thesis in 1998 at Stockholm University where he studied genetic and metabolic regulation of nitrogen metabolism in bacteria with specific focus on signal transduction, expression and covalent modification of the PII protein.

In 1999 he was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at JCU (Queensland, Australia) co-financed by the Wenner-Gren foundation and the Swedish medical research council (MFR). At JCU, he studied Dengue virus, a mosquito-borne flavivirus causing sever hemorrhagic fever in large parts of the world, with focus on cell-biological roles of NS5, the viral the RNA dependent RNA polymerase.

Magnus Johansson started as principal investigator in 2001 initially at Stockholm University. In 2002, he was awarded a position as assistant professor by the Swedish research council for studies on the biodiversity of the Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV). He moved his group to Södertörn University where he was appointed as Docent (associate professor) in 2007. In 2008 he completed the MAL program (Morgondagens Akademiska ledarskap) a leadership education within the SUUN-network. Magnus Johansson has been the main supervisor of three successfully defended PhD thesis.

In 2012 he moved his research group to Örebro University as he was appointed Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science towards Biochemistry at the School of Medicine.


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Articles in journals


  • Venizelos, N. , Sirsjö, A. , Ericsson, E. , Johansson, M. , Hjelmqvist, H. , Jendle, J. , Eriksson, M. , Karlsson, M. & et al. Venizelos, N. (ed.) , Sirsjö, A. (ed.) , Ericsson, E. (ed.) , Johansson, M. (ed.) , Hjelmqvist, H. (ed.) , Jendle, J. (ed.) , Eriksson, M. (ed.) , Karlsson, M. (ed.) & Möller, M. (ed.) (2018). Örebro University’s Nobel Day Festivities: Book of abstracts, 2018. Örebro: Örebro universitet.

Conference papers