Gustav Smith

affiliated with the university, Associate Professor

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Medical and Health Sciences


Gustav has a long-standing interest in the root causes of heart disease and the transition from population-level to individual-level cardiovascular medicine. His primary aims are to improve understanding of the pathophysiology of heart disease, identify novel therapeutic targets and facilitate precision medicine in cardiology. To this end, his research group leverages big data analysis drawing on methods from genetic epidemiology, proteomics, metabolomics, functional genomics and population sciences. He has a particular interest in the pathways leading up to end-stage heart failure and in the transplanted heart.

Recent research outputs

Helgadottir, A. , Thorleifsson, G. , Gretarsdottir, S. , Stefansson, O. A. , Tragante, V. , Thorolfsdottir, R. B. , Jonsdottir, I. , Bjornsson, T. , Steinthorsdottir, V. , Verweij, N. , Nielsen, J. B. , Zhou, W. , Folkersen, L. , Martinsson, A. , Heydarpour, M. , Prakash, S. , Oskarsson, G. , Gudbjartsson, T. , Geirsson, A. , Olafsson, I. & 26 others Sigurdsson, E. L., Almgren, P., Olle Melander, Franco-Cereceda, A., Hamsten, A., Fritsche, L., Lin, M., Yang, B., Hornsby, W., Guo, D., Brummett, C. M., Abecasis, G., Mathis, M., Milewicz, D., Body, S. C., Eriksson, P., Willer, C. J., Hveem, K., Newton-Cheh, C., J. Gustav Smith, Danielsen, R., Thorgeirsson, G., Thorsteinsdottir, U., Gudbjartsson, D. F., Holm, H. & Stefansson, K., 2018 Dec 1, In : Nature Communications. 9, 1, 987

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Trenkwalder, T. , Nelson, C. P. , Musameh, M. D. , Mordi, I. R. , Kessler, T. , Pellegrini, C. , Debiec, R. , Rheude, T. , Lazovic, V. , Zeng, L. , Martinsson, A. , Gustav Smith, J. , Gådin, J. R. , Franco-Cereceda, A. , Eriksson, P. , Nielsen, J. B. , Graham, S. E. , Willer, C. J. , Hveem, K. , Kastrati, A. & 9 others Braund, P. S., Palmer, C. N. A., Aracil, A., Husser, O., Koenig, W., Schunkert, H., Lang, C. C., Hengstenberg, C. & Samani, N. J., 2018 Nov 17, In : International Journal of Cardiology. 276, p. 212-217

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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