Jan-Ingvar JÖNSSON

Secretary General
Swedish Research Council - Sweden


Jan-Ingvar Jönsson has a background in immunology and obtained his PhD after five years at the Max-Planck-Institute in Freiburg, Germany. After working as a postdoctoral researcher in stem cell biology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, he returned to Sweden in the mid 90’s to establish a career as an independent investigator in experimental haematology and cancer biology.
Jan-Ingvar is currently Secretary General for Medicine and Health at the Swedish Research Council, where he has held several commissions since 2013. His main responsibilities are the development of high-quality research programs and funding schemes in medicine, life science and clinical research as well as in public health and health care research. He is also involved in different aspects of assessment and impact of research within the health care sector. He was in charge of the recently conducted national evaluation of clinical research in Sweden by the Swedish Research Council.
Jan-Ingvar is national representative of several international organisations and is involved in collaboration between several other research funding agencies and policy makers worldwide. He has been chair of the International Consortium of Personalised Medicine (ICPerMed) since 2018. He has also been vice-chair of the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) since 2016.