Prof Wickman a board certified pediatrician and pediatric allergologist with certified training in epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
His work unites population based medicine/epidemiology, clinical medicine in particular food allergy, molecular allergology, and population genetics/epigenetics and brings together senior investigators and health professionals from multiple disciplines from a regional, national but also international level.
Between 1994 and 2014 he was the PI for the Swedish population based cohort BAMSE. The BAMSE project started in 1994 and enrolled 4000 newborn babies. The project has so far had 24 PhD students writing their dissertation on the project. The project has had more than 200 peer reviewed papers. He has also been PI for a National Environmental Health Study in 30 000 Children performed in 2003 and repeated in 2011 and endorsed by the Swedish Government.
His research has covered a broad scope of health issues ranging from environmental risk factors, child health and development, allergic related diseases and research on allergy diagnostic methods. He has authored and co-authored >250 peer-reviewed publications.
He has been the president of the Swedish Association of Allergology, and has been in the board of the pediatric section within European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and in the ex.com of two larger EU consortium ; GA2LEN and MeDALL. He has served as senior advisor for WHO and the Swedish Government. He currently shares his time with clinical work at Sachs’ Children’s Hospital and research at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.
He has focused his research the last years of IgE development during childhood and on food allergy including anaphylaxis.