The founders of Oncopeptides AB (publ) include leading Swedish researchers within analytical chemistry, clinical pharmacology, and oncology. They are all highly reputed researchers internationally.

The founders have published more than 770 scientific publications, principally in the fields of oncology, cell biology and pharmacology.

Hans Ehrsson


Hans Ehrsson was professor of Analytical Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Department of Oncology and Pathology, at the Karolinska Institute. Prior to that he was professor in analytical pharmaceutical chemistry at Uppsala University from 1984 to 2001. His research has been focusing on bio-analysis, pharmacokinetics and metabolism of alkylating and platinum containing anticancer drugs.

He has published more than 100 scientific publications.

Kristina Luthman

PhD, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at Gothenburg University

Kristina Luthman’s research is focused in the field of design and synthesis of peptides and peptidomimetics with various biological activities, e.g. cytotoxic activities. Another research interest is the identification of molecular properties of importance for drug transport across biological membranes.

She has published more than 97 scientific publications and has five patent applications.

Joachim Gullbo

MD, PhD, MSc Pharm, Associate Professor in Experimental Clinical Pharmacology

Joachim Gullbo has a scientific background in development and evaluation of anti-cancer drugs, from the early stages of lead identification and in vitro assays, to toxicology and proof-of-concept investigations in animal models and clinical trials.

He has co-authored more than 75 scientific publications within the cancer field and has supervised two PhD students working with alkylating peptides.

Dr Gullbo has clinical specialist training in Clinical Pharmacology and Oncology and was earlier Head of Oncology at Uppsala University Hospital. He is currently Medical Monitor at Theradex Oncology, Princeton, US. Dr Gullbo is a scientific advisor to Oncopeptides.

Peter Nygren

MD, PhD, Professor of Oncology at Uppsala University Hospital and Consultant in Clinical Oncology, Uppsala University Hospital

Peter Nygren has a scientific background in cell biology and is a researcher in clinical oncology focused on gastrointestinal cancer. His research is focusing on predictive tests for anticancer drugs and new drug development.

He was Medical Head of the clinical trials unit, at the Department of Oncology, Uppsala University Hospital and was assistant scientific secretary at the Swedish Cancer Society for six years.

He has published approximately 140 scientific publications within oncology and had three years of regulatory experience, assessing new anticancer drugs at the Medical Products Agency.

Rolf Larsson

MD, PhD, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at Uppsala University Hospital and Consultant in Clinical Pharmacology, Uppsala University Hospital

Rolf Larsson has a background in medical cell biology and is a researcher in Clinical Pharmacology.

He has published more than 250 scientific publications in cancer research.

Professor Larsson has been scientific secretary of the regional ethics committee and is currently facility director of the SciLife drug discovery and development platform in Stockholm.

He is vice chairman of the board for research and development, representing the laboratories of Uppsala University hospital.

Rolf Lewensohn

MD, PhD, Professor of Oncology at Karolinska Institutet

Rolf Lewensohn is a senior consultant at The Department of Oncology, Karolinska University Hospital and he is also Director of Karolinska Clinical Biomics Centre.

Prof Lewensohn has a scientific background in DNA repair and apoptotic signaling in cancer, which is related to cancer therapy.

He has published 110 scientific publications within oncology and is member of the scientific board of several funding bodies e.g. the Swedish Cancer Society, The Stockholm Cancer Society and King Gustav V’s Jubilee Fund.