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Simon Athlin

Tjänstetitel: Biträdande lektor Organisation: Institutionen för medicinska vetenskaper


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Simon Athlin

Om Simon Athlin

Simon Athlin earned his PhD degree in 2015 defending the thesis Detection of polysaccharides and polysaccharide antibodies in pneumococcal pneumonia. He combines a postion as Associate Senior Lecturer at the School of Medical Sciences, Örebro University with clinical work as Senior Consultant at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Örebro University Hospital.

His present research focuses on the immune response to pneumococcal vaccination, antibody protection in pneumococcal bacteraemia, and improvement of microbiological methods for detection of pneumococcus and virus in pneumonia and inlfuenza. In collaboration with Addis Ababa University, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg he is currently building research capacity within the SHAPE (Sustainable reduction of Household Air Pollution in rural Ethiopia) network in Ethiopia.

Simon is board member of the Infectious Disease Society of Sweden (IDSS) and chairman of IDSS´s expert group on pneumonia. As part of his committment in pneumonia management in Sweden, he is board member of the Swedish Quality Registers, held by IDSS, of which he is in charge of the Swedish Pneumonia Register. Based on register data, his research covers diagnostics, aetiology and treatment in community-acquired pneumonia in Sweden.

At the Örebro University, Simon is board member of Research environment iRiSC (Inflammatory Response and Infection Susceptibility Centre) and coordinator of WP3 in the research project X-HiDE (Exploring Inflammation in Health and Disease).


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