The 24th Broegelmann Lecture – Peder Olofsson

Peder S Olofsson is the Head of Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Departmentof Medicine, Solna, Karolinska Institutetand the Scientific Director of the Stockholm Center for Biolectronic Medicine will give the talk Reaching beyond innervation to map mechanisms of neural regulation of inflammation.

Speaker: Peder S Olofsson, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Departmentof Medicine, Solna, Karolinska Institutet
Title: Reaching beyond innervation to map mechanisms of neural regulation of inflammation
Chair: Helena Harris
When: May 15th, 2023 at 3:00-4:00. Snacks and coffee will be provided prior to the lecture, remember to register!
Place: Auditorium B302, Sentralblokken 3rd floor, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen

Registration: at this link  Deadline is May 8th at 12 AM

Short bio: Peder S. Olofsson, MD, PhD, trained in anesthesiology and intensive care medicine at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, and is a Diplomate of the European Academy of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine with more than 10 years of clinical experience. Dr. Olofsson also holds a PhD in experimental medicine from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.

Research: Dr. Olofssons group focuses on the field of Bioelectronic medicine — the convergence of molecular medicine; neuroscience and biology; and electronics and computing to develop cures. It is hoped this field of study may change the future of therapies for a wide variety of diseases. This groundbreaking discipline is aimed at interfacing electronics with nerves to specifically target the biological processes underlying disease.

Studying neurophysiological and molecular mechanisms in the neural control of inflammation outside of the central nervous system, his lab uses genetic experimental animal models and pharmacological and neurophysiological interventions, and human studies, to map the homeostatic reflex control of inflammation physiology.

Dr. Olofsson’s work has been instrumental in the discovery that T cells relay neural signals in the inflammatory reflex, and that acetylcholine-producing T cells play key roles in regulation of blood pressure and anti-microbial defense through regulation of blood vessel physiology.

More information about Dr. Olofssons work can be found on his group page: Neural regulation of inflammation and metabolism | Karolinska Institutet ( and at the following link Bioelectronic Medicine – YouTube with a short video focusing on being able to monitor and stimulate the vital vagus nerve with short electrical pulses in order to treat inflammatory diseases in a targeted manner.

This seminar has been arranged by the Broegelmann Research Laboratory, NSI Bergen and the Bergen Research School in Inflammation