Professor Olle Hernell
Olle Hernell, MD, PhD, Professor of pediatrics and former head of Pediatrics at the Department of Clinical Sciences, Umeå University. He has more than 30 year experience as senior consultant, responsible for pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. He discovered the bile salt-stimulated lipase (BSSL) in human milk and is internationally well known for his BSSL research, clarifying its structure, characteristics and physiological function in fat digestion and its role in inflammation. Prof. Hernell´s research spans from basic science to clinical trials, including a recent phase III RCT conducted by Swedish Orphan Biovitrum (Sobi). He has published close to 300 peer reviewed scientific papers, trained more 20 PhD students, served on/or chaired many national and international committees and working groups. He is an inventor on several patents and has long experience of collaboration with industry.
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