Kristina Nilsson-Ekdahl

Kristina Nilsson-Ekdahl

Department of Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
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I have extensive experience in research on the regulation of native immunity, particularly when it comes to complement components, including a number of groundbreaking studies on platelet-mediated, extracellular phosphorylation of plasma proteins. My list of publications includes bridging research, covering everything from fundamental studies, e.g., the crystal structure of the complement component C3, to clinical studies of dysregulation of native immunity systems, e.g., at clinical transplantation of cell islets and autoimmunity. One main focus, that is of particular importance to the present application, is to identify mechanisms for unfavourable activation that takes place when there is contact between artificial biomaterials and human blood, and to develop new strategies to control these reactions.


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