About the Department

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The department was founded 1992 as a merger between the former departments of Physiological Chemistry, Biochemistry and Medical Biophysics. The department has a long heritage of internationally renowned research. Prominent researchers within MBB's area of research are Jöns Jacob Berzelius, who among other things discovered the element Selenium, Nobel Prize laureate Hugo Theorell (for discovering the oxidation enzyme and its effects), Sune Bergström and Bengt Samuelsson (for discoveries concerning leukotriens and prostaglandins).


The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics consist of the following:

Diagram of the Organisational Structure of MBB. Click image for (larger) PDF version.


Jill Blomstrand - Head of administration


Natalia Demin - Deputy head of administration, Accounting supervisor

Anna Bengtsson Jemt - Financial assistant

Johanna Sandelius - Finance administrator

Human Resources

Emma Pelarhagen - HR coordinator. Gives support to the research divisions of Biochemistry, Biomaterials, Chemistry II, Genome biology, LCBKI, Molecular metabolism and Translational medicine and chemical biology.

Lina Rowland - HR coordinator. Gives support to the research divisions of Animal facility, Chemistry I, Functional genomics, Medical inflammation research, Molecular neurobiology, Molecular structural biology, PSF and Vascular biology.

Anneli Svarén - Administrator

Detailed list about what the HR function can help you with


Chad Tunell - IT supervisor


Torbjörn Haglöf - Superintendent

Svante Backlund - Custodian

Lottie Jansson Sjöstrand - Research engineer. Works with preparation and organisation for the upcoming move to Biomedicum.

Dana Omar Goran - Technical assistant

Shagufta Anwar - Technical assistant


Head of Department

Professor/senior physician

Nils-Göran Larsson

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 830 36
Organizational unit: Nils-Göran Larsson's Group
E-mail: Nils-Goran.Larsson@ki.se

Head of Administration

Head of administration

Jill Blomstrand

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 876 87
Organizational unit: Administration and service
E-mail: Jill.Blomstrand@ki.se

Deputy Head of Administration

Deputy head of administration

Natalia Demin

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 879 91
Organizational unit: Administration and service
E-mail: Natalia.Demin@ki.se

Phone number

+46-8-524 800 00 (switchboard)

Postal address

Karolinska Institutet

SE-171 77 Stockholm

Visiting address


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