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Professor Johan Permert
Key person 1.

Overall research programme:

The group for treatment and research of pancreatic diseases within the unit of Upper Abdominal Surgery at the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology is one of the leading centers for pancreatic surgery and research in Scandinavia. Currently we perform annually app. 70-80 pancreatic resections. As a result of structural changes of Stockholm health care and of agreements with neighbouring counties our unit (Div. of Upper Abdominal Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital at Huddinge) has been given the task to perform all pancreatic surgery performed in the counties of Stockholm, Södermaland, Västmaland and Gotland. This represents an area of 3,2 million inhabitants. This gives us access to the major fraction of patients with pancreatic cancer, periampulary cancer and other 117 MolDiag-Paca PL018771 Draft date 26.06.2006 malignancies involving pancreas from this population. With help of The Swedish Cancer Registry we will be able to perform population-based collection of patient information, plasma and tissue from patients with pancreatic cancer. Calculations based on the incidence of pancreatic cancer indicate that we will get access s to more than 200 patients with pancreatic cancer every year. Our research group has a longstanding experience of research in different aspects of pancreatic cancer. We have concentrated on metabolic aspects of this disease and have an advanced program involving both clinical studies and experimental research regarding the mechanism of cachexia in pancreatic cancer. An extensive experience in using patient material in research is documented. We have recently involved epidemiological expertise to expand our work into this field.

Role in the integrated project:
The participant has a unique possibility to perform population based sampling of patient information’s, plasma and tissues from all patients with pancreatic caner of an area of 3.2 million inhabitants. This material will be made available to the consortium. We will also contribution with cases and controls to the planned case/control-studies of WP 1.We will act as a clinical partner to the partners of other workpackages (WP3-5) in testing diagnostic tools and contribute in clinical studies in WP7.

Group members:

  1. Genotyping Microarray (Gene Chip) for the ABCR (ABCA4) Gene. K. Jaakson, J. Zernant, M. Kulm, A. Hutchinson, N. Tonisson, D. Glavac�, M. Ravnik-Glavac�, M. Hawlina, M.R. Meltzer, R.C. Caruso, F. Testa, A. Maugeri, C.B. Hoyng, P. Gouras, F. Simonelli, R.A. Lewis, J.R. Lupski, F.P.M. Cremers, and R. Allikmets. Hum Mutant 2003, Vol. 22, pp. 395-403.
  2. Evaluation of a microarray for genotyping polymorphisms related to xenobiotic metabolism and DNA repair. Landi, S., Gemignani, F., Gioia-Patricola, L., Chabrier, A., and Canzian, F. BioTechniques 2003, Vol. 35, pp. 816-827
  3. Reliable Detection of beeta-Thalasseemia and G6PDMutations by a DNA Microarray. Gemignani F. et al., Kurg A., Tonisson N., Galanello R. et al. Clinical Chemistry 48, No.11, 2002 2051-2054
  4. A first-generation linkage disequilibrium map of human chromosome 22. Cardon L. R. et     al., Dawson E. et al., Abecasis R. G., Ganske R., Remm M. et al. , Zernant J. et al., Vilo J.  Nature 418, 544-548, August 2002
  5. Evaluating the arrayed primer extension resequencing assay of TP53 tumor suppressor gene. Neeme T�nisson, Jana Zernant, Ants Kurg, Hendrik Pavel, Georg Slavin, Hanno Roomere, Aune Meiel, Pierre Hainaut and Andres Metspalu Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2002, Vol. 99, Issue 8, 5503-5508.

Gastrocentrum Kirurgi K53
Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset Huddinge
S-141 46 Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone: + 46 8 585 800 / 828 06
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Curriculum vitae
Name: Johan Permert
Birth: 7.12.57

Brief CV (MD, Ph.D.) Johan Permert (*7.12.57)
Present position: Full professor of surgery. Div.head for Upper Abdominal Surgery, Dept of Surgical Gastroenterology, Karolinska University Hospital, Director of Metabolic Research Laboratory, Novum, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

1976-1982Study of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
1982-1988Training in Surgery. Köping and Motala, Sweden.
1990 1991Research fellow Department of Biomedical Sciences, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Prof. Jutta Lüttges (key-person 2): Head of department of Pathology, full professor of pathology and molecular pathology, expertise in pancreatic pathology, group leader oenological research projects. As expert in diagnostic pathology and morphological classifications of pancreatic tumours will be involved in.
1988-1990Scientific and clinical assistant, Department of Surgery, Linköping University Hospital, Linköping.
Scientific and clinical assistant, Department of Surgery, Linköping University Hospital, Linköping.
1993Ph D, Department of Surgery, Linköping University.
1994-1999Scientific and clinical assistant, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm.
1999-2005Division head, Upper abdominal Surgery, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm.
2003-2005Professor of Surgery, Karolinska Institutet.
Board certifications/diplomas: General Surgery 1990