Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of GothenburgBiography
Jan Lötvall is a Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine at University of Gothenburg since 2002, and led research in 2007 that showed exosomes can transfer functional RNA molecules between cells (Nature Cell Biology, >2300 citations). Having years of experience in translational lung research, Dr Lötvall's current research also includes the biological function of exosomes and other extracellular vesicles, and their natural ability of transferring RNA between cells. Dr. Lötvall was instrumental in starting the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (www.isev.org), he is the current President of the organization (2012-2016), which currently attracts >700 delegates to the annual meeting, which has a more than 20% annual growth. He was also the initiating editor for the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles in 2012, the only PubMed tracked journal in the field with an unofficial Impact Factor of 10.4. Dr Lötvall has been a fellow at the Department of Thoracic Medicine, Imperial College, London (1988-1990) and the Department of Respiratory Medicine, McMaster University, Canada (1997-98), and has approximately 250 scientific papers published or in press. He is co-Editor-in-Chief of the open access scientific journal "Respiratory Research", and is the Past President of European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI).