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Anders Fridberger

Deputy Dean, Professor

Inner ear sensory cells are amazing little creatures that respond to movements of less than a billionth of a meter. In my research, I try to understand how this is possible and we are also trying to find new ways to treat and prevent hearing loss.

Looking into the beauty of hearing

Nature's technology to hear is beautiful, ingenious and fascinating

Innerörat pÄ en hamster
The sensory cells in the ear are amazing creatures capable of detecting sound-evoked motions smaller than a billionth of a meter. 
Anders Fridberger i labbet
I am a researcher working to understand how this is possible, and trying to find ways of combating hearing loss.
As a medical student, I started a research project in the lab of Åke Flock and Mats Ulfendahl at Karolinska Institutet. When seeing the organ of Corti through an operating microscope, I was struck by the beauty of the almost perfect spiral of glittering Hensen cells and sensory cells, and wanted to know more about their function. The inner ear continues to fascinate me and I still want to know how it works. 

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Clark Elliott Strimbu, Sonal Prasad, Pierre Hakizimana, Anders Fridberger (2019)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America , Vol.116 , s.5756-5764 Continue to DOI

Alfred L. Nuttall, Anthony J. Ricci, George Burwood, James M. Harte, Stefan Stenfelt, Per Caye-Thomasen, Tianying Ren, Sripriya Ramamoorthy, Yuan Zhang, Teresa Wilson, Thomas Lunner, Brian C. J. Moore, Anders Fridberger (2018)

Nature Communications , Vol.9 Continue to DOI

Rebecca L. Warren, Sripriya Ramamoorthy, Nikola Ciganovic, Yuan Zhang, Teresa M. Wilson, Tracy Petrie, Ruikang K. Wang, Steven L. Jacques, Tobias Reichenbach, Alfred L. Nuttall, Anders Fridberger (2016)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America , Vol.113 , s.E4304-E4310 Continue to DOI

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  • 2013 --  
    Professor, Linköping University
  • 2010--2013
    Senior lecturer, Karolinska Institutet
  • 2006
    Associate professor, Karolinska Institutet


Other assignments


  • Head of the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
  • Main supervisor of one doctoral student, and co-supervisor of one
  • Two postdocs in the research group 
  • Member of the Strategic Research Area for Systems Neurobiology, LiU



  • Medical students
  • Master's programme in Biomedicine



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