Our team

Linda Nelson

Managing Director
MELISA Diagnostics

Linda Nelson has been the Managing Director of MELISA since 2005. After witnessing how MELISA testing has helped hundreds of patients recover from chronic illnesses, she has made it her aim to raise awareness of how metals can induce serious health problems in sensitive individuals. She does this by: encouraging and enabling research, working with licensed MELISA laboratories to develop new applications for testing and by organising international conferences.

Dr Birgitta Brunes



Dr Brunes is a general practitioner who specializes in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. She was herself diagnosed with MS, but is now cured as showed by MRI. She has published a book on her experience: “From Multiple Sclerosis to Better Health”.

Dagmar Magnusson



Dr Magnusson graduated in 1981 from the Karolinska Institute (KI) in Stockholm and continued to increase her knowledge on dental materials, toxicology, CAD/CAM technique, implant prosthetic, hypnosis, etc. Throughout her career as a dentist, Dr Magnusson has been interested in, and worked with, the problems associated with dental materials. This work has given her a broad clinical knowledge. She has also been engaged as a reference dentist by the Swedish FK and lectured at the KI. In 1989 she was the first in Scandinavia to introduce the CAD/CAM technique – Cerec. She has been invited to lecture around the world.

Mrs Rebecca Dutton

Mrs Dutton’s personal experience with mercury-induced ill-health encouraged her to collate scientific evidence on the effect of mercury on health. At the same time, she set up a patient support group to offer advice and guidance to others with similar symptoms. She is particularly interested in the role of mercury in the development of scoliosis.

Dr Jose Mendonça Caridad



Dr Mendonça Caridad is a doctor, dentist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Previously a Clinical and Research Fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the UCLA School of Dentistry, he is now working at the Polusa hospital in Lugo, Spain. He uses autologous stem cells for reconstruction and rehabilitation of the oral cavity. He is the co-author of the first clinical paper on stem cell therapies in advanced disease in the head and neck region and of one of the first clinical papers on stem cells (published in Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2010). He also works as a volunteering surgeon in Africa and helps rebuild the faces of children with deformities.

Dr Jenny Stejskal


Dr Stejskal is one of the first ever specialists in Anti-aging medicine in Scandinavia. In addition to research for the MELISA Medica Foundation, she has conducted research on human growth hormone at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. She is a specialist in general medicine in Stockholm. She is the author of several papers on metal allergy.

Prof. Vera Stejskal (1944-2017)

Associate Professor of Immunology

Prof. Stejskal passed away in 2017. She was the inventor of the MELISA test, formerly head of Immunotoxicology at Astra Pharmaceuticals (now known as AstraZeneca), where she played a key role developing Losec, Astra’s multi-billion-dollar stomach ulcer drug. She left Astra in 1996 to concentrate full-time on MELISA and became Associate Professor of Immunology at the University of Stockholm. She has written numerous articles on metal allergy and gave frequent lectures.