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Genetics/Epigenetics of Pediatric Leukemia

The goal of our research is to increase our understanding of the leukemogenic process and to investigate the clinical impact of genetic/epigenetic abnormalities in pediatric acute lymphoblastic and myeloid leukemia. In order to achieve this goal, we use several types of “next generation sequencing”, such as whole genome sequencing, whole exome sequencing, and RNA sequencing, and various methylation analyses. By using such analyses we hope to delineate novel subgroups, identify biomarkers of use for risk stratification and targeted therapy, and, ultimately, to improve the survival of children and adolescents with acute leukemias.


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Bertil 190430 C

Bertil Johansson
Professor, MD, PhD

Department of Laboratory Medicine
Division of Clinical Genetics
Klinikgatan 28
SE-221 84 Lund

Tel: +46 46 222 82 56 
Email: Bertil [dot] Johansson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Bertil[dot]Johansson[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Research group members

linda [dot] k [dot] arvidsson [at] skane [dot] se (Linda Arvidsson), PhD, clinical laboratory geneticist
Andrea [dot] Biloglav [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Andrea Biloglav,) Laboratory engineer
Rebeqa [dot] Gunnarsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Rebeqa Gunnarsson), Post doc
kristina [dot] lundin [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Kristina Lundin)kristina [dot] lunding_strom [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se ( Ström), Post doc