The 2016 home page of

Lederhausen Center for Cystic Fibrosis Research
at the Institute of Biomedicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, SWEDEN

The Center was started by a generous support from the Palle Lederhausen Family and related Foundations

The Center will perform internationally leading research and development of new knowledge and therapies for the treatment of the disease Cystic Fibrosis The center shall

  • Conduct basic research on Cystic Fibrosis, especially the relation between the non-functional CFTR ion channel and the for Cystic Fibrosis typical viscous mucus
  • Conduct research that translates new knowledge on Cystic Fibrosis into novel treatments
  • Conduct initial clinical trials on patients with Cystic Fibrosis

The Center is localized to the Institute of Biomedicine, Sahlgrenska academy, University of Gothenburg and shall be an open Center and meeting point for researchers in Cystic Fibrosis in Sweden. The Center has a Steering Board, see link to the left.

JUNE 2012
The Center was inagurated Thursday May 24, 2012, 14.00 - 15.00
14.00 - 14.05 Gunnar C. Hansson: Welcome
14.05 - 14.35 Paul Quinton, UCSD, San Diego: Cystic Fibrosis - Chloride, Bicarbonate and New Therapies
14.35 - 14.45 Anna Ermund, Sahlgrenska Academy: Mucus in Cystic Fibrosis
14.45-15.00 Palle Lederhausen and Dekanus Olle Larkö: Inauguration of Lederhausen's Center for Cystic Fibrosis Research at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg


PUBLICATION IN J. Experimental Medicine
Bicarbonate and functional CFTR channel are required for proper mucin secretion and link cystic fibrosis with its mucus phenotype
Jenny K. Gustafsson, Anna Ermund, Daniel Ambort, Malin E.V. Johansson, Harriet E. Nilsson, Kaisa Thorell, Hans Hebert, Henrik Sjövall, and Gunnar C. Hansson
ACCESS: http://jem.rupress.org/cgi/content/abstract/jem.20120562



Palle Lederhausen at the inauguration of the
Lederhausen's Center for Cystic Fibrosis research
Göteborg, May 2012


Prof. Paul Quinton at the inauguration of the
Lederhausen's Center for Cystic Fibrosis research
Göteborg, May 2012