Anja Nylander

Doctoral Student, PhD student

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Hematology


  • Red blood cell, Blood group, Blood transfusion, Host-pathogen interactions, Erythropoesis


My research concerns the newly discovered eryhtroid protein SMIM1. We know that a desrupted SMIM1 gene gives rise to the rare blood group pheonotype Vel-negative (Vel-) but we do not know the function of SMIM1, or the consequences, if any, for people who lack it. I focus on the biochemical characteristics of SMIM1 and its relationship to the Vel blood group antigen. I also investigate the role of SMIM1 in eryhtropoesis in vitro.

Professional work

I am a resident medical doctor in internal medicine at Central hospital in Kristianstad.

Recent research outputs

Anja Nylander, Jill Storry & Martin L Olsson, 2017, In : Vox Sanguinis. 112, Suppl. 1, p. 48-49 4A-S20-01.

Research output: Contribution to journalPublished meeting abstract

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