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Professor Claes Ohlsson


Claes Ohlsson (born 1965) is Professor at the Institute of Medicine and director of CBAR at the Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburgh University, Sweden.

He has made several major contributions to the field of osteoporosis with a special focus on hormonal regulation of bone growth and metabolism (245 peer reviewed publications and 8773 citaions in April 2010). His research on osteoporosis has a translational profile, combining cell and molecular biology with experimentation on animals and human tissues, as well as epidemiological methods.

In his mechanistic animal studies, he was early to develop and use mouse models with tissue-specific and/or inducible gene inactivation in the field of metabolic bone diseases. During the last six years, he has been a pioneer using novel non-invasive image analyses for thorough phenotypic analyses of subjects in longitudinal population-based clinical cohorts (GOOD and MrOS Sweden) with the aim to characterize environmental and genetic determinants of bone mass and fracture risk.

He has published a number of well-cited seminal papers regarding the mechanisms of action of hormones and growth factors in bone (Main focus GH/IGF-I and sex steroids). He was recently awarded the 2008 European Society of Endocrinology prize and delivered the associated prize lecture at the opening ceremony of the European Congress of Endocrinology.

In addition, he has received several national and international awards including the”Jubileums”–award from the Swedish Society of Medicine, The Fernström award for Gothenburg, The “INGVAR award (10 MSEK) from SSF and the SalusAnsvar foundation “Nordic prize in medicine”.


Experimental and clinical studies of the role of endocrine factors (mainly sex steroids and GH/IGF-I) for bone metabolism.

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