Professor Jonas Nilsson

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Melanoma Discovery (and inaugural Perkins Chair of Melanoma Discovery)

Professor Jonas Nilsson

Melanoma Discovery (and inaugural Perkins Chair of Melanoma Discovery)

Professor Jonas Nilsson


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Professor Jonas Nilsson is Laboratory Head – Melanoma Discovery, and inaugural Perkins Chair of Melanoma Discovery at the Perkins Institute. He trained as molecular biologist at Umeå University, Sweden, and as a tumor biologist during his postdoc at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. After returning to Sweden he started a lab at his alma mater before moving to Sahlgrenska Cancer Center at University of Gothenburg 2011. Here he founded the Sahlgrenska Translational Melanoma Group together with clinicians at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital. He was a Fellow of the Swedish Cancer Society from 2007-2020 during which he became Full Professor in Experimental Cancer Surgery 2015.


He received the prestigious Fernström award for young scientists 2015 and became the Director of Sahlgrenska Cancer Center 2018. From November of 2020 he is the inaugural Chair of Melanoma Discovery at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Perth, Australia. Professor Nilsson has authored around 80 publications, many of which in leading journals.