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Anders Johansson

Anders is a lecturer in infectious diseases and senior consultant in infectious diseases and infection control. He is the R&D Head at the Clinic for infectious diseases, Umeå, Sweden.


Works at

Associate professor, senior consultant (attending) physician at Department of Clinical Microbiology Units: Infectious Diseases, Clinical Bacteriology, Section of Infection and Immunology
By 6B, Universitetssjukhuset, Infektion och Vårdhygien Umeå universitet, 901 85 Umeå
Affiliated as associate professor at Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS)
6L, Institutionen för molekylärbiologi Institutionen för molekylärbiologi, 90187 Umeå

We are researching the transmission routes of infection in the society and in healthcare, we predict the risk of infection outbreaks and risk for individuals, and we aim at threat-mitigation of microbes that are resistant to antimicrobial drugs. 

In our research, we combine clinical data with analyses of disease-causing microbes using molecular microbiology methods, genome sequencing, phylogenetics, spatiotemporal analysis, and epidemiology methods. We use artificial intelligence methods for analyzing big data in electronic health records and in electronic systems of clinical microbiology laboratories to predict infection, to more rapidly detect infection, and for automated surveillance of manifest infections. Because we recognize that the behavior of humans to a very large extent determines the risk of most infections, we perform behavioral intervention studies promoting better antimicrobial drug use and reducing the risk of healthcare-associated infections.

Anders is interested in professional affairs and science outreach. He is appointed to the National steering committee of Strama Sweden, the strategic program against antibiotic resistance, and he chairs the Society for infection control physicians in Sweden. He is appointed to the Steering Committee of EUCIC, which is the infection control entity within the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) and he is the General Secretary of the board of the Nordic Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (NSCMID).


BMC Infectious Diseases, Vol. 21, (1)
Esmaeili, Saber; Rohani, Mahdi; Ghasemi, Ahmad; et al.
Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 27, (Supplement 1) : S3-S19
van Mourik, Maaike S.M.; van Rooden, Stephanie M.; Abbas, Mohamed; et al.
Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 27, (Supplement 1) : S20-S28
van Rooden, Stephanie M.; Aspevall, Olov; Carrara, Elena; et al.
European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Widerström, Micael; Stegger, Marc; Johansson, Anders; et al.
Microorganisms, MDPI 2021, Vol. 9, (1)
Öhrman, Caroline; Sahl, Jason W.; Sjödin, Andreas; et al.
Heliyon, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 6, (11)
Brundin, Peik M.A.; Landgren, Britt-Marie; Fjällström, Peter; et al.
Forensic Science International: Genetics, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 45
Dwibedi, Chinmay Kumar; Larsson, Pär; Ahlinder, Jon; et al.
Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, Mary Ann Liebert 2020, Vol. 20, (8) : 630-632
Ecke, Frauke; Johansson, Anders; Forsman, Mats; et al.
BMJ Quality and Safety, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd 2020, Vol. 29, (9) : 735-745
Karlsson Valik, John; Ward, Logan; Tanushi, Hideyuki; et al.
Microorganisms, MDPI 2020, Vol. 8, (11)
Myrtennas, Kerstin; Escudero, Raquel; Zaballos, Angel; et al.
Infection control and hospital epidemiology, Cambridge University Press 2020, Vol. 41 : S39-S39
Naucler, Pontus; van der Werff, Suzanne D.; Valik, John; et al.
International Journal of Epidemiology, Oxford University Press 2020, Vol. 49, (5) : 1443-1453
Sjödin, Henrik; Johansson, Anders F.; Brännström, Åke; et al.
Frontiers in Microbiology, Vol. 10
Hosseinzadeh, Ava; Stylianou, Marios; Lopes, Jose Pedro; et al.
Forensic Science International, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 302
Lindgren, Petter; Myrtennäs, Kerstin; Forsman, Mats; et al.
PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science 2019, Vol. 14, (5)
Müller, Daniel C.; Kauppi, Anna; Edin, Alicia; et al.
BMC Infectious Diseases, BMC 2018, Vol. 18
Birdsell, D. N.; Özsürekci, Y.; Rawat, A.; et al.
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, Frontiers Media S.A. 2018, Vol. 8
Mostafavi, Ehsan; Ghasemi, Ahmad; Rohani, Mahdi; et al.
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol. 12, (1)
Näsström, Elin; Jonsson, Pär; Johansson, Anders; et al.
BMC Microbiology, Vol. 17
Forsell, Joakim; Bengtsson-Palme, Johan; Angelin, Martin; et al.
eLIFE, eLife Sciences Publications 2017, Vol. 6
Näsström, Elin; Parry, Christopher M.; Thieu, Nga Tran Vu; et al.
Microbial Genomics, Microbiology Society 2016, Vol. 2, (12)
Dwibedi, Chinmay Kumar; Birdsell, Dawn; Larkeryd, Adrian; et al.
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, Vol. 75
Furberg, Maria; Johansson, Anders
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Vol. 60, (3) : 1801-1818
Karah, Nabil; Dwibedi, Chinmay Kumar; Sjöström, Karin; et al.
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Vol. 71, (10) : 2815-2823
Karlsson, Edvin; Golovliov, Igor; Lärkeryd, Adrian; et al.
PLOS ONE, Vol. 11, (1)
Kauppi, Anna M.; Edin, Alicia; Ziegler, Ingrid; et al.
Eurosurveillance, Vol. 20, (19) : 9-14
Afset, J. E.; Larssen, K. W.; Bergh, K.; et al.
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Vol. 13, (3) : 223-229
Angelin, Martin; Forsell, Joakim; Granlund, Margareta; et al.
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Vol. 59, (10) : 6551-6560
Bengtsson-Palme, Johan; Angelin, Martin; Huss, Mikael; et al.
Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Vol. 21, (12) : 1067-1071
Birgand, G.; Johansson, Anders; Szilagyi, E.; et al.
Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 21, (1) : 32-39
Desvars, Amélie; Furberg, Maria; Hjertqvist, Marika; et al.
International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 44 : 58-58
Desvars, Amélie; Furberg, Maria; Hjertqvist, Marika; et al.
Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, Vol. 17, (3) : 315-324
Edin, Alicia; Granholm, Susanne; Koskiniemi, Satu; et al.
BMC Microbiology, BioMed Central 2015, Vol. 15
Johnning, Anna; Kristiansson, Erik; Angelin, Martin; et al.
Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 20, (5) : 754-761
Ariza-Miguel, Jaime; Johansson, Anders; Fernández-Natal, María Isabel; et al.
Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 20, (5) : 861-865
Birdsell, Dawn N; Johansson, Anders; Öhrman, Caroline; et al.
Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol. 59, (11) : 1546-53
Johansson, Anders; Lärkeryd, Adrian; Widerström, Micael; et al.
Bioinformatics, Oxford University Press 2014, Vol. 30, (12) : 1762-1764
Lärkeryd, Adrian; Myrtennäs, Kerstin; Karlsson, Edvin; et al.
eLIFE, Vol. 3
Näsström, Elin; Thieu, Nga Tran Vu; Dongol, Sabina; et al.
Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 48, (14) : 7825-7832
Rutgersson, Carolin; Fick, Jerker; Marathe, Nachiket; et al.
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Vol. 58, (12) : 7492-7500
Sundqvist, Martin; Granholm, Susanne; Naseer, Umaer; et al.
PLOS ONE, Vol. 8, (2)
Antti, Henrik; Fahlgren, Anna; Näsström, Elin; et al.
Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 15, (2) : 634-645
Karlsson, Edvin; Svensson, Kerstin; Lindgren, Petter; et al.
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Vol. 68, (9) : 1974-1977
Poulsen, Hanna O.; Johansson, Anders; Granholm, Susanne; et al.
BMC Microbiology, Vol. 12 : 220-
Ahlinder, Jon; Ohrman, Caroline; Svensson, Kerstin; et al.
Emerging Infectious Diseases, Atlanta: Centers Disease Control 2012, Vol. 18, (2) : 290-293
Gyuranecz, Miklos; Birdsell, Dawn N.; Splettstoesser, Wolf; et al.
Journal of Bacteriology, American Society for Microbiology 2012, Vol. 194, (24) : 6965-6966
Myrtennäs, Kerstin; Sjödin, Andreas; Byström, Mona; et al.
Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 205, (2) : 297-304
Rydén, Patrik; Björk, Rafael; Schäfer, Martina L; et al.
BMC Genomics, Vol. 13 : 268-
Sjödin, Andreas; Svensson, Kerstin; Öhrman, Caroline; et al.

Research groups

Head of research
Anders Johansson Lab