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Sven Hammarström

My main work assignments are in research and education within the medical faculty of Linköping University.


My research deals with how lipid mediators of inflammation (leukotrienes, prostaglandins and thromboxane) influence the proliferation and differentiation of blood cells as well as platelet function in thrombosis, stroke and myocardial infarction.



Jakob Ström, Tobias Strid, Sven Hammarström (2012) Disruption of the alox5ap gene ameliorates focal ischemic stroke: possible consequence of impaired leukotriene biosynthesis BMC Neuroscience, Vol. 13, p. 146- Continue to DOI


Sara Börjesson, Teija Parkkari, Sven Hammarström, Fredrik Elinder (2010) Electrostatic Tuning of Cellular Excitability Biophysical Journal, Vol. 98, p. 396-403 Continue to DOI


Tobias Strid, Cecilia Karlsson, Mats Söderström, Jie Zhang, Hong Qian, Mikael Sigvardsson, Sven Hammarström (2009) Fetal hepatic expression of 5-lipoxygenase activating protein is confined to colonizing hematopoietic cells Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications - BBRC, Vol. 383, p. 336-339 Continue to DOI



  • 1971 MD at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
  • 1972 PhD and Docent at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
  • PhD thesis dealt with the biosynthesis of cerebrosides using deuterium labeling and GC-MS techniques
  • 1974-1975 Post-doc at Harvard University, Cambridge
  • 1986 full professor in medical cell biology at Linköping University
  • 1993-1995 spent a Sabbatical at the University of California, San Diego and have returned there as visiting professor for about a month each year
  • I have published more than 200 scientific papers


  • I collaborate with researchers at Linköping University and UCSD