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Agnes Wold in 2015.

Agnes Wold, born 1955, professor of clinical bacteriology specializing in the normal flora of the body, at Sahlgrenska akademin at Göteborgs universitet.[1] Her dissertation was in 1989 at the University of Gothenburg.[2]

Wold is a granddaughter of the Nobel prize winner in chemistry Svante Arrhenius.[3]


Wold specializes in the normal bacterial flora of the intestines, and their interaction with the immune system. Together with her group of scientists she focuses studies on how allergies and inflammatory bowel disease may be dependent on an altered gut-flora.[1]

In January 2014 media called to attention that Wold's group had developed a promising general vaccine against allergies, consisting of a bacterial protein working as an antigen stimulating the immune system.[4]

She was previously chairperson of the Kvinnliga akademikers förening [sv] (Female academics organization). In 2006, she was made an honorary doctor at Chalmers University of Technology, recognizing her work about discrimination against female researchers.[5] Her much discussed article published in Nature[6] together with Christina Wennerås examined discrimination in the awarding of postdoctoral fellowships.


  1. ^ a b Agnes Wold ny professor vid Sahlgrenska akademin, Göteborgs universitet 2008-02-15 (hämtat 14 december 2010)
  2. ^ Wold, Agnes E. (1989). Studies on bacterial adherence and local immunity in the gut. Göteborg. ISBN 978-91-7900-790-4.
  3. ^ Mot bacillskräck och gubbvälde, 2011-02-01
  4. ^ Hon kan ha hittat vaccin mot allergi, 16 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Honorary Doctors 2006 Chalmers". Retrieved 2018-09-22.
  6. ^ Wennerås, Christine; Wold, Agnes (1997). "Nepotism and sexism in peer-review". Nature. 387 (6631): 341–343. doi:10.1038/387341a0. ISSN 0028-0836. PMID 9163412.