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Bijar Ghafouri

Professor, Head of Unit

I am professor in pain biochemistry with a focus on proteomics


Bijar Ghafouri is a pre-clinical Professor of biochemistry of chronic pain with a focus on proteomics at department of Health, Medicine and Caring Sciences, division of Prevention, Rehabilitation and Community Medicine. She graduated from Faculty of Science and Engineering 2001 and completed her PhD at Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences 2005. She is director of third-cycle education at department of Health, Medicine and Caring Sciences. She is also head of PAINOMICS laboratory at the division of Pain and Rehabilitation Medicine. Professor Ghafouri has co-authored more than 100 articles, reviews, and posters on clinical biomarkers with a major interest in chronic pain. She is an editor of Scientific Reports and reviews for many peer-reviewed journals. Her main research interest is investigating molecular “signature” of chronic pain using omics. She supervises undergraduate students and doctoral students in the research field of clinical biomarkers



Emmanuel Bäckryd, Katarina Thordeman, Björn Gerdle, Bijar Ghafouri (2023) Cerebrospinal Fluid Metabolomics Identified Ongoing Analgesic Medication in Neuropathic Pain Patients Biomedicines, Vol. 11, Article 2525 Continue to DOI
Fredrik Ginstman, Bijar Ghafouri, Peter Zsigmond (2023) Altered levels of transthyretin in human cerebral microdialysate after subarachnoid haemorrhage using proteomics; a descriptive pilot study Proteome Science, Vol. 21, Article 10 Continue to DOI
Marika C. Moller, Nils Berginstrom, Bijar Ghafouri, Anna Holmqvist, Monika Lofgren, Love Nordin, Britt-Marie Stalnacke (2023) Cognitive and mental fatigue in chronic pain: cognitive functions, emotional aspects, biomarkers and neuronal correlates-protocol for a descriptive cross-sectional study BMJ Open, Vol. 13, Article e068011 Continue to DOI
Irene Perini, Leah Mayo, Andrea Johansson Capusan, Elisabeth Paul, Adam Yngve, Robin Kämpe, Emelie Gauffin, Raegan Mary Rose Mazurka, Bijar Ghafouri, Niclas Stensson, Anna Asratian, J. Paul Hamilton, Åsa Kastbom, Per Gustafsson, Markus Heilig (2023) Resilience to substance use disorder following childhood maltreatment: association with peripheral biomarkers of endocannabinoid function and neural indices of emotion regulation Molecular Psychiatry Continue to DOI
Bijar Ghafouri, Daria Matikhan, Nikolaos Christidis, Malin Ernberg, Eva Kosek, Kaisa Mannerkorpi, Björn Gerdle, Karin Wåhlén (2023) The Vastus Lateralis Muscle Interstitium Proteome Changes after an Acute Nociception in Patients with Fibromyalgia Compared to Healthy Subjects-A Microdialysis Study Biomedicines, Vol. 11, Article 206 Continue to DOI