A Tribute to Professor Per Artursson - Scientist, Explorer, Mentor, Innovator, and Giant in Pharmaceutical Research

Pär Matsson, Pawel Baranczewski, Kathleen M. Giacomini, Tommy B. Andersson, Johan Palm, Katrin Palm, William N. Charman, Christel A.S. Bergström

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review


This issue of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences is dedicated to Professor Per Artursson and the groundbreaking contributions he has made and continues to make in the Pharmaceutical Sciences. Per is one of the most cited researchers in his field, with more than 30,000 citations and an h-index of 95 as of September 2020. Importantly, these citations are distributed over the numerous fields he has explored, clearly showing the high impact the research has had on the discipline. We provide a short portrait of Per, with emphasis on his personality, driving forces and the inspirational sources that shaped his career as a world-leading scientist in the field. He is a curious scientist who deftly moves between disciplines and has continued to innovate, expand boundaries, and profoundly impact the pharmaceutical sciences throughout his career. He has developed new tools and provided insights that have significantly contributed to today's molecular and mechanistic approaches to research in the fields of intestinal absorption, cellular disposition, and exposure-efficacy relationships of pharmaceutical drugs. We want to celebrate these important contributions in this special issue of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Per's honor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-11
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021


  • Absorption
  • Biopharmaceutical characterization
  • Caco-2 cells
  • Cell culture
  • Computational ADME
  • Distribution, Metabolism, and Excretion (ADME)
  • Drug delivery system(s)
  • Gene therapy
  • Hepatocyte(s)
  • In Vitro/In Vivo (IVIVC) Correlation(s)
  • Proteomic

Cite this