Dennis Larsson

Dennis Larsson Dennis Larsson
Professor of Biomedicine, University of Skövde, Sweden


My name is Dennis Larsson and I am a Professor of Biomedicine, currently holding the position as Head of the School of Health and Education and is the Vice Chancellors strategic advisor of innovation at the University of Skövde. From August the first I will start a new position as dean and acting manager at the School of Health and Welfare at Jönköping University, Sweden. I have over 20 years? experience from conducting research at a high international level and has been working at Universities in Europe and the USA. Several of the key findings from my research have been transferred to the innovation system in Skövde. My experiences from being inventor to start and leading companies are quite unique for a leader at an academic institution. This experience has created a large network both in academia as well as in the area of innovation and companies in Sweden and abroad.

Research Interest

1. Studies of the vitamin D system's regulation of intestinal calcium transport, aiming to characterize the active vitamin D metabolites (1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 and 24,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3) signaling pathways and mechanisms of action in the intestinal calcium transporting cells. Studies on the function of the vitamin D endocrine system in regulating intestinal calcium transport, with the emphasis to characterize the signal transduction pathways and the underlying mechanisms for two vitamin D metabolites, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 och 24,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3. 2. Studies of vitamin D system regulation of prostate cells growth and differentiation, with the purpose of characterizing the mechanism of action behind 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 growth inhibitory effects on prostate cancer cells. Studies on vitamin D-dependent regulation of growth and differentiation of prostate cells, with the emphasis on to reveale the basic mechanisms underlying the role of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 in regulation of prostate cell differentiation, proliferation and apoptosis

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