Karlsson, Mats (UU)

Mats Karlsson


Prof. Mats Karlsson, is Professor of Pharmacometrics at the Department of Pharmacy, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. He obtained an MSc in Pharmacy (1984) and a PhD in Pharmacokinetics (1989) from Uppsala University. After postdocs periods in the UK (Univ. of Glasgow) and US (UCSF), he has since 1994 led a research group focusing on methodological development and application of pharmacometrics in drug development and drug usage. Therapeutic areas of interest include oncology, infectious diseases, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases. The methodological focus of the group is pharmacometric model development and application, where he has coauthored several open source software (Xpose, PsN, Pharmpy) that implements methodology developed by the group.  The research group also has an educational focus with >70 PhDs graduated and >50 postdocs mentored in the group. The group gives summer schools for international PhD-students and is instrumental in a Master program for Pharmaceutical Modelling. In 2012, he cofounded the company Pharmetheus, which focuses on model-informed drug development advice to the pharmaceutical industry.