Jonas Blomberg

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Jonas Blomberg, MD, PhD, (1944-2019) was an Emeritus Professor at the Department of Medical Sciences, Clinical Microbiology, Uppsala University, Sweden.[1] He was on the Advisory Board of the Gottfries Clinic, one of the couple of clinics in Sweden offering adequate biomedical treatment for Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS.[2]

Blomberg passed away suddenly in February 2019.

Education[edit | edit source]

  • 1974 - MD, Göteborg University
  • 1977 - PhD in Medical Biochemistry, Göteborg University
  • 1979-1981 - Postdoctoral work on Retroviruses, National Cancer Institute, US

Fields of Research[edit | edit source]

  • Retroviruses: HIV, HTLV, XMRV and HERVs.
  • Bioinformatics: Improving diagnostic methods for clinical microbiology, enhancing phylogenetic studies.
  • Method development: Nucleic acid and Antibody based methods for detection of infection.
  • Clinical Virology: Quality control, management of routine, search for infectious triggers of Myalgic encephalomyelitis (chronic fatigue syndrome).

2017 Ramsay Award[edit | edit source]

A team comprised of Dr. Blomberg and Dr. Jonas Bergquist of Uppsala University and Dr. Carl-Gerhard Gottfries and Dr. Olof Zachrisson of the Gottfries Clinic were awarded a 2017 Ramsay Award grant from the Solve ME/CFS Initiative for research into biomarkers for initiation (infection) and metabolic derangement in ME/CFS.[3]

Committees and working groups[edit | edit source]

ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford University[edit | edit source]

Member of the Working Group which offers their expertise and resources to the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford University.[4]

EUROMENE[edit | edit source]

Member of the Biomarkers Working Group of ME/CFS across Europe on behalf of the EUROMENE, a European Union COST Action CA15111 not-for-profit research organization committed to tackling the cause and treatment for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.[5]

Research on ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Jonas Blomberg - Uppsala University, Sweden". Retrieved August 11, 2018.
  2. "Gottfries Clinic | Gottfriesmottagningen". Retrieved August 11, 2018.
  3. "2017 Ramsay Award Program Results". Solve ME/CFS Initiative. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  4. "OMF grants $1.2M to Ramp Up Collaborative Research Center at Stanford University". Retrieved August 11, 2018.
  5. "Action CA15111". COST. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  6. Elfaitouri, A; Shao, X; Mattsson Ulfstedt, J; Muradrasoli, S; Bölin Wiener, A; Golbob, S; Ohrmalm, C; Matousek, M; Zachrisson, O; Gottfries, C-G; Blomberg, J (2011), "Murine gammaretrovirus group G3 was not found in Swedish patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.", PLoS One, 6 (10): e24602, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024602
  7. Blomberg, Jonas; Sheikholvaezin, Ali; Elfaitouri, Amal; Blomberg, Fredrik; Sjösten, Anna; Mattson Ulfstedt, Johan; Pipkorn, Rüdiger; Källander, Clas; Öhrmalm, Christina (2001). "Phylogeny-Directed Search for Murine Leukemia Virus-Like Retroviruses in Vertebrate Genomes and in Patients Suffering from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Prostate Cancer". Advances in Virology: 1–20. doi:10.1155/2011/341294. ISSN 1687-8639. PMC 3265301. PMID 22315600.
  8. Blomberg, Jonas; Blomberg, Fredrik; Sjösten, Anna; Sheikholvaezin, Ali; Bölin-Wiener, Agnes; Elfaitouri, Amal; Hessel, Sanna; Gottfries, Carl-Gerhard; Zachrisson, Olof; Öhrmalma, Christina; Jobs, Magnus; Pipkorn, Rüdiger (2012), "No Evidence for Xenotropic Murine Leukemia-Related Virus Infection in Sweden Using Internally Controlled Multiepitope Suspension Array Serology", Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, 19 (9): 1399-1410, doi:10.1128/CVI.00391-12
  9. Elfaitouri, A; Herrmann, B; Bölin-Wiener, A; Wang, Y; Gottfries, C-G; Zachrisson, O; Pipkorn, R; Rönnblom, L; Blomberg, J (2013), "Epitopes of Microbial and Human Heat Shock Protein 60 and Their Recognition in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis", PLoS One, 8 (11): e81155, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0081155
  10. Blomberg, Jonas; Gottfries, Carl-Gerhard; Elfaitouri, Amal; Rizwan, Muhammad; Rosén, Anders (2018), "Infection Elicited Autoimmunity and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Explanatory Model", Frontiers in Immunology, 2018 (9): 229, doi:10.3389/fimmu.2018.00229
  11. Blomberg, Jonas; Rizwan, Muhammad; Böhlin-Wiener, Agnes; Elfaitouri, Amal; Julin, Per; Zachrisson, Olof; Rosén, Anders; Gottfries, Carl-Gerhard (2019). "Antibodies to Human Herpesviruses in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients". Frontiers in Immunology. 10: 1946. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2019.01946.