Prof Jonas Nilsson

Ph.D., Professor of Melanoma Discovery, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research & Professor in Experimental Cancer Surgery, University of Gothenburg, Sweden 

MEDCON22 | Prof Nilsson

Jonas Nilsson trained as molecular biologist in Sweden, and as a tumor biologist at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA. He was a Fellow of the Swedish Cancer Society from 2007-2020 during which he became Full Professor in Experimental Cancer Surgery 2015.  

 He was the Director of Sahlgrenska Cancer Centre from 2018. Since November 2020, he is the Inaugural Chair of Melanoma Discovery at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.  

 He relocated to Perth and is building a multidisciplinary translational research group that works the surgery clinics at all major hospitals in Perth, to biobank melanoma biopsies.  

 He is also building capacity for cell therapy for melanoma patients in Western Australia.