Bengt Glimelius, MD, PhD

Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University/University Hospital, SE-751 85 Uppsala, Sweden

Bengt Glimelius, born 1946 is Professor Emeritus in oncology at the University of Uppsala and Consultant at the University hospital. He has been responsible for the care of patients with gastrointestinal cancer at the hospital until his retirement in 2014. 

Professor Glimelius main research areas deal with tumour biology, gastrointestinal cancer, malignant lymphomas, radiotherapy and psychosocial care. He has published more than 500 research articles and chapters in different textbooks within the research areas, made important contributions to the benefit of many patients and directed about 50 doctoral students to their PhD theses. 

Professor Glimelius has lectured at many international conferences, chaired several consensus conferences, official investigations, been a member of many scientific councils evaluating research proposals and projects. 

He is the Chief Editor of Acta Oncologica and member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals. He was the vice chairman for 6 years of the Research Council, Swedish Cancer Society. He has also received several awards and honours.