Meet Chair of Programme Committee for Uppsala Health Summit 2021

Professor Ulf Magnusson

Ulf Magnusson is a licensed Swedish Veterinarian, Diplomate of the European College of Animal Reproduction and is holding a position as professor of Animal Reproduction at the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences..

Professor Magnusson’s current research deals with infectious diseases in livestock that affects reproduction and might be transmissible to humans (zoonotic). The latter holds also true for his work on antimicrobial resistance. Professor Magnusson has a broad international network and most of his research is conducted in low/middle-income countries in Asia and Africa. He is teaching veterinary students in large animal reproduction.

He started his research career in clinical immunology, mainly related to infections in large animals' reproductive organs. Thereafter he moved into reproductive toxicology related to environmental pollution and endocrine disruptors. That work inculded experimental studies in the domestic pigs and field studies in the wild mink .

During the last decades his research focus is on zoonotic diseases in livestock as well as animal husbandry practices that affects animal's reproductive performance. This work combines microbiological/physiological data with human behavior/practises data. The latter do also apply for his recent work on antimicrobial resistance. These current research activities are mainly conducted in low-income countries. Some of his research also deals with food security and the UN sustainable development goals in an overarching perspective. 

Last modified: 2021-03-13