Jonas Halfvarson is a consultant Gastroenterologist at Örebro University hospital and Professor of Gastroenterology at Örebro University, Sweden. Prof Halfvarson graduated as MD at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, before training in gastroenterology at Örebro University Hospital. He undertook research with Professor Gunnar Järnerot and obtained his PhD, entitled ‘Inflammatory bowel disease in twins; Studies of genetics and environmental factors’ in 2004. Part of his PhD was done at the University of Oxford, UK with Professor Derek Jewell. He has contributed to numerous impactful clinical studies across multiple facets of IBD, and has over 170 peer-reviewed publications. His current research focuses on biomarkers in IBD, from both a clinical and mechanistic perspective. Prof Halfvarson was named a Rising Star in Gastroenterology at the United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW) in 2011. Currently he heads the taskforce for genetics and pathophysiology at the Swedish Organisation for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (SOIBD), serves as the Scientific Director of the Swedish national quality registry for IBD (SWIBREG) and as board member of the International Organization for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IOIBD).
EM-74479 - Date of preparation: September 2021