Professor of Cell and Tumour Biology at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology.
Camilla Sjögren gained her PhD in 1997 at the Department of Cell Biology at the Wenner-Gren Institute, of Stockholm University. During the period 1999-2001 she did her postdoc at the Research Institute for Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna.
Since 2002 she has been a group director at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) at Karolinska Institutet, and since 2005 she has been a deputy head of this department. Since 2008 she has also been a member of the steering group for the Swedish Society for Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (SFBBM).
In 2007 she was awarded the Royal Swedish Academy of Science's research grant, and since 2009 she has been a member of the Academy's National Committee of molecular biological sciences. In 2008 she was awarded the Fernström prize for young researchers. Since 2008 she has been a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO).
Camilla Sjögren was appointed professor of cell and tumour biology at Karolinska Institutet in 2010.
Prior to any cell division, the DNA in our chromosomes must be copied. These copies must then be correctly distributed into the two daughter cells.
Camilla Sjögren's research has focused on protein complexes that help loosen up the tensions that develop in the DNA during the copying process and that hold the chromosome copies together up to the time of cell division. It is research that reveals new details about life, and that could potentially contribute to finding more ways of halting tumour growth.