Per Wollmer

Professor, consultant

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
  • Physiology


  • Pulmonary physiology and pathophysiology, pulmonary function testing, Aerosols, COPD, Radionuclide imaging, Physical activity


My research focuses largely on pulmonary pathophysiology, especially early detection of pulmonary diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. We employ a wide range of different methods to study different properties of distal air spaces in the lungs, e.g. forced oscillometry and nitrogen wash-out.

A major focus is the development of a conceptually new method to measure the dimensions of the distal air spaces. The technique is based on a single breath inhalation of aerosol particles in the nanometer range. The project is carried out in close cooperation with a group the Dept. of Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology lead by associate professor Jakob Löndahl.

Together with other senior researchers in the group, I also perform research in physical activity and radionuclide imaging of the lungs.

Recent research outputs

Vogel, J. W., Iturria-Medina, Y., Olof T. Strandberg, Ruben Smith, Levitis, E., Evans, A. C., Oskar Hansson, Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, Swedish BioFinder Study, Jimmy Lätt, Markus Nilsson, Freddy Ståhlberg, Pia Maly Sundgren, Danielle van Westen, Jonas Jögi, Douglas Hägerström, Olsson, T. G. & Per Wollmer, 2020 May 26, In : Nature Communications. 11, 2612.

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