received his Medical Degree at Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1991. He specialized in Obstetrics and Maternal/Fetal Medicine and got his PhD at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2003.
After this he carried out his post-doctoral research training at Aarhus University in Denmark. He has been a Guest Professor at
Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway. He had been heading the Fetal Medicine Department at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden and is presently director of the Perinatal Research Laboratory at Sahlgrenska Universitym Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden where he also does his clinical obstetrical and fetal medicine practice.
He is also associated with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Prof Jacobsson is also a member of the Board of Directors for
Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Prof. Jacobsson’s research groups are located in Gothenburg, Sweden and Oslo, Norway. He is studying basic and applied aspects of the mechanisms of preterm delivery and genetics in complex disease. Another area that has attracted his interest is genetic components of the timing of delivery and also the interplay between genes and the environment.
One of his main interests for the moment is the possibility to prevent preterm delivery to happen by intervention with dietary products, e.g. probiotics.
The main research aim is to identify and apply different strategies to prevent preterm delivery to increase the outcome of healthy children. He has also studied infections during pregnancy and pregnancy and child outcome.
Prof Jacobsson has a track record of beeing involved in all levels of education since 20 years. He has had the main responsibility for undergraduate medcial education in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sahlgrenska Academy since 2007.
Since 2009 he is responsible for teaching of medical doctors in Obstetctrics and Gynecology with exames outside the European Community.