Anna Svärd

Anna Svärd

PhD student

Anna is a doctoral student with a joint employment between Linköping University and Örebro University. Prior to starting her PhD in 2017 she completed a international master´s programme in biomedicine at the Medical Faculty in Linköping and she also holds a degree in odontology from Gothenburg University. Anna is combining her PhD studies with part-time clinical duty.

Research interest

In my research I study periodontitis (tooth-loss). I focus on improving diagnostics of this disease by measuring biomarkers with nano sensors. We are also interested in studying the effects of bacteriocins on key-pathogens such as P.gingivalis.

Expertise in

  • Biomedicine
  • Odontology
  • In Vivo studies


Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden

MSc in Biomedicine

Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

Selected publications

Peer-reviewed articles

Khalaf H, Nakka SS, Sandén C, Svärd A, Hultenby K, Scherbak N, Aili D, Bengtsson T, "Antibacterial effects of Lactobacillus and bacteriocin PLNC8 αβ on the periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis", BMC Microbiol., 2016, 16(1), 188.


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