Daniel C. Andersson recipient of the Harald and Greta Jeansson Foundation Research Award 2018
Daniel C. Andersson, researcher at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, and clinical cardiologist at Karolinska University Hospital, has been awarded the ‘Harald and Greta Jeansson Foundation Research Award 2018’. The ceremony took place on May 22, 2018.
He also received project funding for his research on rheumatic disease and heart failure.
The risk of developing heart failure is significantly increased in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) independent of common risk factors such as ischemic heart disease. It is unclear what processes that drive the development of heart failure in systemic inflammatory disease such as RA.
Daniel Andersson’s research group performs translational studies on heart and skeletal muscle diseases. An important focus of the research is to understand the mechanisms that link rheumatic diseases and heart failure. The studies utilize mouse models, patient materials and clinical data to better understand the disease processes of heart dysfunction in rheumatic disease.
Daniel Andersson works as researcher at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology (FYFA) and as a clinical cardiologist at the Heart and Vascular Theme at Karolinska University Hospital. The experimental studies are performed at FYFA in collaboration with the rheumatology clinic and the Heart and vascular theme at Karolinska University Hospital.
The Harald and Greta Jeansson Foundation was established in 1959 to support “scientific research in the field of medicine or other disciplines conducting research that benefits medicine” and the “Harald and Greta Jeansson Foundation Research Award” is awarded annually to a successful young researcher or research group leader.
The Jeansson Foundations annually provides research grants to researchers with a PhD and a postdoctoral experience that are setting up their own research group.