Emma Börgeson, PhD, Docent

Associate professor

+45 9352 2984

Research areas

  • Inflammation
  • Adipose tissue
  • Obesity
  • Cardiometabolic disease
  • Cardiovascular disease

Research description

  • My research focuses on understanding and modulating human immunology, with a specific focus on cardiometabolic disease mechanisms.

  • Dysregulated chronic inflammation plays a crucial role in driving cardiometabolic disease. Inflammation consists of the initial acute phase, followed by a resolving phase. Importantly, the latter is regulated by specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators, e.g. the lipoxins, acting through defined receptors.

  • Our work has demonstrated that promoting inflammatory resolution through the administration of lipoxins attenuates obesity-related experimental disease, and protects against cardiovascular events. Ongoing work now deciphers the molecular mechanisms involved, through the utilization of patient-specific ex vivo cell cultures and biobanked human material.

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