Magnus Sjögren

Magnus Sjögren

Clinical Research Associate Professor

Jan Magnus Sjögren, MD, PhD, Sr Consultant Psychiatrist, Eating Disorder, at Psychiatric Center Ballerup, Capitol Region of Denmark, and Associate Professor/Sr Lecturer, Copenhagen University, DENMARK, and Associate Professor at Gothenburg University, SWEDEN.

  • PhD in Clinical Psychiatry in 1999, Gothenburg University, Sweden.
  • Associate Professor, 2002 - , Gothenburg University, Sweden, (Diploma, pedagogic training, proof of showing independence in science).
  • Affiliated Lecturer/Professor Karolinska Institute, Sweden, 2004-8.
  • Radboud Medicl Center, the Netherlands, in 2006-2009.
  • Associate Professor Copenhagen University 2015 - 
  • 130 PUBMED listed scientific publications, more than 200 scientific publications.
  • h-index 43.
  • 2006-2013 Scientific and Executive positions in Pharmaceutical Industry/Biotech.

The Academic Research group BCRED (see information below) and dr. Jan Magnus Sjögrens´ research is focused on Biomarker and Clinical aspects of Eating Disorders. This includes:

  • Defining psychopathology including comorbidities and subgroups in Eating Disorders
  • Identifying trait, prognostic and pathophysiological biomarkers of Eating Disorders such as Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa
  • Characterizing emotional dysregulation, cognition, body image and motivation, in Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa
  • Via a better understanding of the pathophysiology and psychopathology of Eating Disorders, identify improved treatments for Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.

For BCRED (see below), Jan Magnus Sjögren has established collaborat

  • Professor Cynthia Bulik, North Carolina University, USA, and Karolinska Institute, Sweden
  • Professor Janet Treasure, Kings College, London, UK
  • Professor Rene Støving, University of South Denmark
  • Professor Keith Wesnes, Northumbria University, UK
  • Professor Thomas Werge, Institute of Biological Psychiatry, Copenhagen University
  • Professor Poul Videbech, Center for Neuropsychiatric research in Affective Disorders, Copenhagen University, Denmark


Current research

The "Biomarkers and Clinical Research in Eating Disorders" Academic Research Group (BCRED)

Location: Psychiatric Center Ballerup, Capital Region of Denmark

Aims: The Biomarker and Clinical Research in Eating Disorders Group (BCRED) aims to

  1. Characterise psychopathology, including subgroups, comorbidity, and progression of disease of Eating disorders. Special emphasis is on emotional dysregulation, motivation, cognition and body image. 
  2. Characterise pathophysiology including identifying trait, progression, prognostic and treatment response biomarkers of Eating Disorders
  3. Identify and test novel treatments for Eating Disorders 

Impact: The BCRED started in 2015 and is building upon the biomarker and clinical research done by Magnus Sjogren in Psychiatric disorders. 

Hypotheses: Eating disorders develop as a result of an interplay between biological (e.g. genetic, personality, cognitive, emotional) and psychosocial (e.g. environmental factors, social, personal exposure e.g. to traumatic life events, and coping skills) factors. Based on these "vulnerability factors", development of disease may be triggered by life events. Once Eating Disorders are developed, there are maintaining factors that prevent recovery both biological (e.g. starvation in itself) and functional e.g. extensive physical exercise, re-enforcing rituals, and avoidance behaviours. The consequence of eating disorders are often devastating with low level of functioning, social isolation, somatic complications e.g. osteopenia and heart failures, and development of a chronicity. 

Expertise: Clinical characterisation, biomarkers, and experimental and clinical studies. 

Publications: Dr Sjogren has more than 130 scientific publications and an h-index of 43. PUBMED.

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