Meet our researchers

Here you will find short bios & presentations to the researchers of our team. Welcome to contact us for further information about us and our operations.

The Analytical Pharmaceutical Chemistry team, October 2022
The Analytical Pharmaceutical Chemistry team, October 2022

Mikael Hedeland, Professor of Analytical pharmaceutical chemistry

Mikael Hedeland, Professor
Mikael Hedeland, Professor

Mikael Hedeland obtained his Ph.D. in analytical pharmaceutical chemistry in 1999, and was recruited to this professor chair in 2018, after a long stay at the National Veterinary Institute, SVA. There, he held different positions such as senior research scientist, associate professor, head of section and head of department. Mikael Hedeland worked with analysis of doping control samples from Nordic trotting and gallop, and he ran a GLP laboratory for drug analysis.

Mikael Hedeland focuses in his research on bioanalysis of drugs and endogenous substances with chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Different research directions are doping control, drug metabolism, metabolomics, lipidomics and drugs in the environment.

Contact

Mikael Hedeland, Professor
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Mikael.Hedeland@ilk.uu.se

David Balgoma, affiliated researcher

David Balgoma, affiliated researcher
David balgoma, researcher

My research focuses on the role and regulation of lipid oxidation in ferroptosis in macrophages. To unravel the mechanisms of ferroptosis, I aim to develop and combine new analytical, bioinformatics, and biological tools in a holistic way.

CONTACT

David Balgoma, researcher
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
David.Balgoma@ilk.uu.se

Nina Bergman, PhD student

Nina Bergman, PhD student
Nina Bergman, PhD student

CONTACT

Nina Bergman, PhD student
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Nina.Bergman@ilk.uu.se

Ulf Bondesson, professor

Ulf Bondesson, professor
Ulf Bondesson, Professor

Ulf Bondesson was a professor of chemistry at the National Veterinary Institute from 1993 to 2018. The activities included various chemical specializations with inorganic and organic analytical activities. The focus was mass spectrometric drug analysis of various biological sample materials, with a special focus on the area of doping control of horses and dogs. Furthermore, Ulf Bondesson has worked with drug-related issues in employment at the Swedish Medical Product Agency, Apoteksbolaget (the Pharmacy company), Clinical Pharmacology at Karolinska Hospital, the Psyciatric Research Center at Ulleråker Hospital, adjunct professor at the Department of Analytical Pharmaceutical Chemistry and as a technical assessor for SWEDAC (Sweden's national accreditation body) and similar activities with international authorities and participated in the development of quality assurance such as accreditation and GLP-approval for the own laboratory. These appointments followed defense of a thesis at the Department of Organic Pharmaceutical Chemistry and a pharmacy degree at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Uppsala.

CONTACT

Ulf Bondesson, Professor
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Ulf.Bondesson@ilk.uu.se

Mikael Engskog, Assoc. prof., Lecturer

Mikael Engskog, PhD, Lecturer
Mikael Engskog, PhD, Lecturer

Mikael Engskog came to Uppsala University in 2010 with a doctorate in analytical carbohydrate chemistry at Karolinska Institute. In his thesis, Mikael Engskog focused on the use of analytical techniques such as liquid and gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry but also NMR for structural analysis of lipopolysaccharides. During his time at Uppsala University, Mikael has partly been employed as a researcher, but now focuses on teaching in the field of analytical pharmaceutical chemistry.

Mikael Engskog focuses his research on the application of metabolomics with chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry in neurodegenerative diseases and cancer, but also on analytical method development and quality assurance for screening analyzes of small endogenous molecules in biological samples.

Contact

Mikael Engskog, Assoc. prof., Lecturer
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Mikael.Engskog@ilk.uu.se

Jakob Haglöf, PhD, Lecturer

Jakob Haglöf, PhD, excellent teacher
Jakob Haglöf, PhD, excellent teacher

Jakob Haglöf obtained his doctorate in analytical pharmaceutical chemistry in 2010 with a thesis on chiral separations with capillary electrophoresis and liquid chromatography. He currently works as a university lecturer and director of studies in analytical pharmaceutical chemistry and is part of the pharmaceutical faculty's committee for undergraduate education. Since 2020, he also works part-time as a pedagogical developer at Uppsala University's unit for pedagogical development, and since 2021 can title himself excellent teacher.

Jakob Haglöf's research concerns the development of analysis methods for oligonucleotides with LC-MS, with a particular focus on the use of new stationary phases for liquid chromatographic methods. He also supports the group's research in metabolomics, above all with expertise in liquid chromatography and chemometrics.

CONTACT

Jakob Haglöf, PhD, excellent teacher
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Jakob.Haglof@ilk.uu.se

Jenny Nilsson, PhD student

Jenny Nilsson, PhD student
Jenny Nilsson, PhD student

Jenny Nilsson started her doctoral studies in 2021 in analytical pharmaceutical chemistry. Jenny graduated as a pharmacist at Uppsala University in 2020. After her degree, she has worked with the analysis of oligonucleotides using 2D-LC/MS methods at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Uppsala University.

Jenny Nilsson's research focuses on metabolomics and lipidomics to increase the understanding of liver cancer and its treatment using liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry.

CONTACT

Jenny Nilsson, PhD Student
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Jenny.M.Nilsson@uu.se 

Sofia Nilsson, PhD, Lecturer

Sofia Nilsson, PhD, lecturer
Sofia Nilsson, PhD, lecturer

Sofia Nilsson is, since 2019, working as lecturer in Analytical Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Uppsala University. Sofia holds a BSc degree in Pharmacy from Linnaues University, a MSc degree in Pharmacy with focus on Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Development from Uppsala University, and a doctoral degree in the field of Analytical Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Helsinki University. Sofia’s PhD thesis is entitled ”Miniaturized devices for reaction monitoring using online mass spectrometry and developments towards reaction control”, and can be read following this link: https://helda.helsinki.fi/handle/10138/306828.

Sofia teaches and is course coordinator for courses at undergraduate and graduate level in Analytical Pharmaceutical Chemistry within the study programs of BSc in Pharmacy and MSc in Pharmacy at Uppsala University. She is furthermore coordinator for the complementary study program to supplement from BSc in Pharmacy to MSc in Pharmacy and acts as teacher representative in the Committee for the BSc Program in Pharmacy at Uppsala University.

Sofia’s research interests focus on development and application of miniaturized system coupled online to detection techniques for reaction monitoring and molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) to steer the selectivity of reactions, as well as for use as sample preparation systems with high selectivity. Sofia’s publications can be found here:  https://www.webofscience.com/wos/woscc/summary/d08e61b8-94c2-4432-b4d4-c46c0bb5b3ad-62026c0b/relevance/1.

CONTACT

Sofia Nilsson, PhD, Lecturer
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Sofia.Nilsson@ilk.uu.se

Malin Nilsson Broberg, PhD student

Malin NIlsson Broberg, PhD student
Malin Nilsson Broberg, PhD student

Malin Nilsson Broberg started her PhD studies in 2019 and is conducting her research in collaboration with the National Veterinary Institute, SVA. Malin has a Master of Science degree in Pharmacy from Uppsala university, where she graduated in 2019.

Malin Nilsson Broberg’s area of research is analytical pharmaceutical chemistry and focuses mainly on doping analysis and improvement of the doping control area by identification of new analytical targets. To find these analytical targets, the metabolite profile of doping classified drugs are studied by different in vivo and in vitro methods and the analyses are performed with high resolution mass spectrometry (UHPLC-HRMS-Orbitrap).

Contact

Malin Nilsson Broberg, PhD student
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Malin.Broberg@ilk.uu.se

Curt Pettersson, professor emeritus

Curt Pettersson, Professor emeritus
Curt Pettersson, Professor emeritus

CONTACT

Curt Pettersson, Professor emeritus
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Curt.Pettersson@ilk.uu.se

Emelie Sedvall, PhD student

Emelie Sedvall, PhD student
Emelie Sedvall, PhD student

Emelie Sedvall started her PhD studies in 2019 and her projects are conducted in collaboration with Umeå University. Emelie has a Master of Science degree in chemical engineering from Uppsala University where she graduated 2019.

Emelie Sedvalls research area is drugs in the environment. Her main focus is the study of pharmaceuticals in aquatic invertebrates using liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry.

CONTACT

Emelie Sedvall, PhD student
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Emelie.Sedvall@ilk.uu.se

Last modified: 2023-01-25