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Mathias Uhlen honored with the Swedish Research Award 2017

2017-09-21
Human Protein Atlas Precision medicine

Research!Sweden foundation

The Swedish Research Award 2017 has been awarded to Professor Mathias Uhlen by the foundation Research!Sweden. On the September 25th Mathias Uhlen will receive the award for research accomplishments regarding mapping of human proteins within the Human Protein Atlas. The mission of the Research!Sweden foundation is to raise awareness regarding the importance of medical research - for health and prosperity by honoring every year one researcher or politician with the award.

Anna Nilsson Vindefjńrd general secretary of Research!Sweden motivates the nomination "Mathias UhlÚn's research is extremely valuable both for today and future precision medicine...Read more


Stratification of patients using epitope mapping

2016-08-16
Complement system Deep mutational scanning Epitope mapping Precision medicine

To allow for precision medicine the genome of patients is sequenced to identify possible variations of the target gene.

In a paper published in Nature Scientific Reports last week, researchers from the Human Protein Atlas describe a method for stratification of responders towards the drug eculizumab that allows for precision medicine and should be applicable to several other diseases and therapeutics.

The term precision medicine describes the idea of providing effective treatment based on a patient┤s molecular make up. Recent advances in molecular diagnostic tools and handling of large data sets allow for the stratification of patients based on e.g. genetic or protein information and make it possible to provide tailored treatment for these sub-groups...Read more