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Magnus Simrén, MD, PhD Research Director

Professor of Gastroenterology
University of Gothenburg
Senior Consultant, Department of Internal Medicine
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Gothenburg, Sweden

Adjunct Professor of Medicine,
University of North Carolina (UNC)
School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Doctor Simrén is head of the Neurogastroenterology Unit at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. His main research areas are the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of disorders of gut-brain interaction (DGBI), as well as the treatment of these. He has published more than 350 original articles and written several book chapters on GI motility diseases and DGBI and is currently supervisor for fifteen PhD students and eight post-docs. Doctor Simrén has been the President of the Scandinavian Association for Gastrointestinal Motility (SAGIM), and Scientific Secretary to the Swedish Society of Gastroenterology, and served as council member for several international organizations. He has been the chair of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Scientific Committee 2013-2017, the UEG Secretary General (2018-2021), and a member of the UEG council (2013-2021). Professor Simrén has also been working as Deputy Editor and Associate Editor of Gut, and as the Clinical Editor of Neurogastroenterology and Motility. Currently, Professor Simrén is Associate Editor of Gastroenterology (2022-). He is also on the Rome Foundation Board of Directors since 2011 and the Research Director of the Rome Foundation Research Institute (RFRI) 2017-.

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