Mef Nilbert

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1991 PhD Experimental Clinical Genetics, Lund University      

1994 MD Lund University                                                  

1999/2002 Associate/assistant professor, Dept. Oncology, Lund             

2005 Professor of Oncology, Lund University                                           

2007 Professor, Molecular Diagnostics of Colorectal Cancer, Copenhagen University/Hvidovre Hospital

2010-12 Leader, Division of Oncology, Lund University 

2010-15 Consultant, Landsykrahusi, Torshavn, the Faroe Islands 

2013 Head, Regional Cancer Centre South 

Clinical proficiency

1998-2003 Resident, Dept. Oncology                                                  

2005-2007 Senior Consultant, Dept. Oncology, Lund University Hospital        

2007- Senior Consultant, Hvidovre Hospital                              

Research abroad                     

1990-1991 The Oncology Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA, PI prof. B.Vogelstein                 


1990, 1999 Hennerlöf price, Lund-Greifswald award                                 

Administrative duties    

Medical Faculty, Lund University

Thesis review committee                                            

1999-2006 PhD study committee                           

2001-2004 Information committee                           

2003-2005 Board                                                       

2003-2005 Strategic plan preparation                          

2006 Coordinator, Bologna adaptation, MD program        

2006-2007 Equal opportunity group, Lund University

2006 Evaluation of the Strategic Plan              

2006 Reference group for Strategic Plan     

2007-ongoing Hvidovre Hospital, Research board                  

2008-2012 Copenhagen University,Research council

Grant reviewing                     

The Swedish Cancer Fund

2005- Grant review                                                        

2007- Head of priority committee D                        

2006- Member of the research board                                           

Italian / Dutch / Tjech Cancer Funds, Cancer Research UK

ALF, Karolinska Institute

Nilsson Cancer Foundation, board

FoUU, Region Skåne, board

The Swedish Society of Medicine

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Acta Oncol                

ESMO, awards and fellowships                            

Wallenberg fellows                                            

EU-Transcan grants                                           

Wallenberg Scholars                                          

The Academy of Finland                                     

The Erling Persson foundation                             

Journal reviewer     

20 journals (last 3 years), Co-editor Acta Oncologica

External examiner 

18 occasions 2001-2016; Karolinska Institute, Linköping University, Umeå University, Uppsala University, Gothenburg University, Oslo University, Copenhagen University, Southern Denmark University

PhD students                          

18 former, 3 present (as main supervisor)


161 original articles, 4 reviews, 4 books/chapters, 8 national publications

Commercial affiliations 

Advisory board; Merck (Erbitux®) and Roche (Avastin®)


International Society for Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer

American Association of Cancer Research

The Swedish Medical Foundation

The Royal Physiographic Society                                         

Public relations

Swedish TV (research magazine) 1991, 2006, 2007 and Radio 1997, 2003, 2006   

Multiple Daily Paper articles, Sweden, 2000-2007

Main research areas

Hereditary colorectal cancer; Epidemiology; Genetic diagnostics; Individualized surveillance; Cancer prognostics and prediction.

Current research

Based on the national hereditary colorectal cancer cohort at the Danish HNPCC-register biological and epidemioloic studies are performed to assess risks of cancer in various subsets, determine causes of death, identify new genes and genetic variants and define molecular profiles of hereditary cancer.

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