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Chinese Medical Association in Sweden

Ingemar Ernberg

Date of birth: 1948, Bromma (Sweden)
Nationality: Swedish
Work Address: Dept of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC)
     Karolinska Institutet
     Nobels väg 16/Box 280
     S-171 77 Stockholm, SWEDEN

Present position: Full Professor of Tumorbiology, MTC, Karolinska Institutet

1988-90 Post Doctoral Studies: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England  
1984 Qualified, authorized physician (leg läk), Sweden 
1982 Docent in Tumor Biology at Karolinska Institutet 
1979 Swedish Med Dr (equivalent to Ph. D.)

1996- Full professor in Tumorbiology, MTC, Karolinska Institutet
1993-99 Chairman, Microbiology & Tumor Biology Center (MTC), Karolinska Institutet
1991-95 Lecturer/assoc professor in Virology, Dept of Virology, KI and Microbiology & Tumor Biology Center (MTC), KI
1984-88 Researcher, position from Swedish Cancer Society
1983-84 Internship Surgery & Medicine, Danderyds hospital, Stockholm 
1978-83 Lecturer/vice dean for graduate training, Karolinska Institutet (KI)

2007 P.R. of China National Friendship Award by Hu Jin Tao & Wenjao Bao 
2007 P.R. of China award for International Cooperation in Science and Technology
2003 Alexander Bayev Memorial Lecture. Engekhardt Institute, Moscow 
2003 Jan Pontén memorial lecture, Swedish Medical association meeting
1988-89 Wellcome Trust Fellowship Award 
1977-79 Fellowship, Cancer Research Institute, New York
Scientific consultant: 1997-99 Editorial Board “Cancer Letters”; 2000-04 Editorial Board “Genes, Function & Diseae”; 1985-89 Research Council Joint Committee on “Molecular Biology”; 1995-99 Scientific Advisory Board of International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France; Editorial Board PlosONE 2007 - 
Administrative posts: 1984-93 Scientific Secretary, Swedish Cancer Society; 1996-2002 Vice President and President, International Association for Research on Esptein-Barr Virus and Related Diseases; 
Karolinska Institutet: 1982-85 Medical faculty Board committee; 1979-82 Medical faculty recruitment committee; 1999-2003 Chairman Steering Group “Protemics Analysis Facility”; 
2003-        2012 Chairman KICancer steering group; 
2005 -         KI coordinator for China
2008-2011  Chair  KI Board for Cultural Affairs 

1999-2003 OTRE AB, Stockholm, Scientific advisor
1999- 2008 Virtual Genetics Laboratory AB, Board member
1999-2007  Karolinska Institutet Investment AB, Scientific advisor

1984-86 Governemental Committee on Gene Ethics: “Ethical, Humanitarian And Social Aspects on Hybrid DNA-technology”
2002- Center for Oral Biology, Scientific advisor
Author of one book on popular science (“Cancer”), three co-authored books on Breast cancer, Prostate Cancer, Normal Flora; Several appearences on Swedish TV, newspapers, etc.Current TV-production with photographer Lennart Nilsson to be sent 2 hrs winter 2009-10.


Ernberg, I., M. Andersson-Anvret, G. Klein, L. Lundin, and D. Killander. 1977. Relationship between amount of Epstein-Barr virus-determined nuclear antigen per cell and number of EBV-DNA copies per cell. Nature 266:269-271

Gratama, J.W., Oosterveer, M.A.P., Zwaan, F.E., Lepoutre, J., Klein, G., Ernberg, I.         (1988) Eradication of Epstein-Barr virus by allogeneic bone marrow transplantation: Implications for the sites of viral latency. Proc.Natl Acad.Sci. 85,          8693-8696

Heaphy, S., C. Dingwall, I. Ernberg, M.J. Gait, S.M. Green, J. Karn, A.D. Lowe, M. Singh, and M.A. Skinner. 1990. HIV-1 regulator of virion expression (Rev) protein binds to an RNA stem-loop structure located within the Rev response element region. Cell 60:685-693.

Gratama, J.W., and I. Ernberg. 1995. Molecular epidemiology of Epstein-Barr virus infection. Adv Cancer Res 67:197-255. 

Sandberg, R., Ernberg, I. 2005. Assessment of tumor characteristic gene expression in cell lines using a Tissue Similarity Index (TSI). Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 102(6):2052-7. Epub 2005 Jan 25.

Birgersdotter A, Sandberg R, Ernberg I. Gene expression perturbation in vitro-A growing case for three-dimensional (3D) culture systems. Semin Cancer Biol. 2005 Oct;15(5):405-12.

Ferreri AJ, Ernberg I, Copie-Bergman C. Infectious agents and lymphoma development: molecular and clinical aspects. J Intern Med. 2009 Apr;265(4):421-38.

Huang S, Ernberg I, Kauffman S.Cancer attractors: A systems view of tumors from a gene network dynamics and developmental perspective. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2009 Jul 10. [Epub ahead of print]

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