Fredrik Bäckhed


Scientific advisor

Professor in Molecular and Clinical Medicine (University of Gothenburg)


Microbiome research


Mouse physiology


Fredrik is an expert in cellular microbiology and mouse physiology, combining clinical oriented research with gnotobiotic mouse models to address the role of the normal gut microbiota in metabolic diseases.

Fredrik has received several prestigious awards including the Minkowski prize (2018), appointed Torsten Söderberg Professor in Medicine (2017), and an election to both The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering (2016) and the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences (2017). He was one of the world´s most cited researchers in 2019, according to Web of Science, Clarivate Analytics. Fredrik has founded three successful companies active in the space of microbiome research, and has received numerous recognitions and awards for his research.