Previous Dissertations & information for PhD students'

If you are a PhD with an upcoming defense, we here provide a short information sheet (PDF) about how we at the division can support you.
We also present our previous PhD students at the Division of Neuro from the last two years.

Support at Dissertations, information for PhD students'


Do you want information of upcoming dissertations?
Please see Neuro's Activities Calendarium or search in the KI calendar.


Previous Dissertations 2024



Klara Asplund Högelin disputation 31maj 2024
Klara Asplund Högelin

May 31

  • Klara Asplund Högelin (Jagodic's research group/Al Nimer's team)
    Title: Multiple sclerosis, viruses, and B cell depleting therapy; a meeting at the immune system
    Karolinska University Hospital, The Lecture Hall at the Center for Molecular Medicine, Visionsgatan 18, Solna
Jakob Pansell dissertation
Jakob Pansell

May 17

  • Jakob Pansell (Hyllienmark's research group)
    Title: Noninvasive Estimation of Intracranial Pressure with Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter Sonography
    Ulf von Euler J3:06, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna
Rika Kojima dissertation
Rika Kojima

April 19

  • Rika Kojima (Svenningsson's research group)
    Title: Translational Studies of Glucocerebrosidase in Parkinson's Disease
    J3:14 Kerstin Hagenfeldt, Bioclinicum, Solna
Lovisa Brodin Dissertation
Lovisa Brodin



March 15

  • Lovisa Brodin (Svenningsson's research group)
    Title: Parkinson's disease and Gaucher disease-focus on the GBA1 link
    C1:87, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge



Anna Canal Garcia defence
Anna Canal Garcia


March 4

  • Anna Canal Garcia (Pereira's research group)
    Title: Multimodal and multiscale brain networks: Understanding aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders
    Biomedicum, Eva & George Klein, Solnavägen 9, Solna


Previous Dissertations 2023



Ida Friberger dissertation
Ida Friberger

December 6

  • Ida Friberger (Holmin's research group)
    Title: Optimization of in vivo cell tracking methods with long-lived radionuclides for PET imaging
    Lars Klareskog lecture hall U1:02 (N-huset), Karolinska University Hospital, Solna
Fredrik Ståhl dissertation
Fredrik Ståhl and Principal Supervisor Anna Falk Delgado

October 20

  • Fredrik Ståhl (Falk Delgado's research group)
    Title: Dual-energy imaging in stroke: Feasibility of dual-layer detector cone-beam computed tomography.
    Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Solna, Lars Leksell (A6:04), Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset i Solna, Eugeniavägen 3
Susanne Neumann dissertation
Susanne Neumann


October 6

  • Susanne Neumann (Brundin's research group)
    Title: Inflammatory Events and their Effect on Neural Stem Cell Differentiation
    Kl 08.30AM
    Karolinska University Hospital, Solna. CMM Lecture Hall, Center for Molecular Medicine, floor 00, Visionsgatan 18
Thomas Moridi dissertation
Thomas Moridi


September 29

  • Thomas Moridi (Kockum's research group)
    Title: Genetic, magnetic resonance imaging and body fluid biomarker associations with severity of multiple sclerosis
    CMM Lecture Hall, Center for Molecular Medicine, floor 00, Visionsgatan 18, Solna
Silvia Fanton defense
Silvia Fanton


June 9

  • Silvia Fanton (Kosek's research group)
    Title: Brain imaging of chronic pain: From the association with immune mechanisms to brain networks
    Andreas Vesalius, Berzelius väg 3, Campus Solna
Keying Zhu dissertation
Keying Zhu


May 17

  • Keying Zhu (Harris' research group)
    Title: Reinforced Regulation of Myeloid Cells in Experimental Neuropathologies
    Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, Lecture Hall, L8:00, CMM, Visionsgatan 18
Mana Shams
Mana Shams


April 28

  • Mana Shams (Granberg's research group)
    Title: Microvascular Disease in Cognitive Impairment
    Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Solna, Rolf Luft Auditorium, Anna Steckséns gata 53
Ulf Kläppe defense
Ulf Kläppe


  • Ulf Kläppe (Ingre's research group)
    Title: Biomarkers and psychological stress in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Huddinge, Blickagången, C1:87



February 17

  • Yachao He (Svenningsson's research group)
    Title: Bridging the gap between lipid dyshomeostasis and brain disorders: Role of prosaposin and progranulin
    Karolinska University Hospital, SolnaJ3:11, Birger & Margareta Blombäck, U220032100, Bioclinicum
Mattias Bronge dissertation_cut
Mattias Bronge




January 27

  • Mattias Bronge (Grönlund's research group). 
    Title: Identification of autoantigens in multiple sclerosis
    Centrum för molekylär medicin, L8:00, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Solna.


Previous dissertations 2022

Dissertation Simon Skyrman
Simon Skyrman


November 24

Jenny Pettersson Segerlind


November 22

  • Jenny Pettersson Segerlind (Edström/Elmi-Terander's research group).
    Title: Risk factors, surgical outcome, and quality of life in patients with cranial or spinal meningioma
    St. Eriks Ögonsjukhus, Aulan, plan -1, Eugeniavägen 12 
Peter Alping


November 3

  • Peter Alping (Piehl's research group).
    Title: Pharmacoepidemiological Studies of Rituximab and Other Recent Therapies in Multiple Sclerosis
    CMM lecture hall, L8:00, Visionsgatan 18, Solna


September 16

  • Leonard Yeo (Holmin's research group).  
    Title: Optimizing Thrombectomy and the Patient in Acute Ischemic Stroke
    Inghesalen, Widerströmska huset, Tomtebodavägen 18A, Campus Solna. 


Moa Pontén
  • Moa Pontén (Jensen's research group).
    Title: Testing the boundaries for expectation effects in health and disease
    Atrium, Nobels väg 12b Campus Solna


June 2

  • Jesse Huang (Kockum's research group)
    Title: Biomarkers and viral risk factors in multiple sclerosis
    Kl. 09.00AM
    Center for Molecular Medicine, Visionsgatan 18, L8, 171 76, Solna



Panagiota Tsitsi

May 25

  • Panagiota Tsitsi (Svenningsson's research group)
    Title: Studies on eye movements in Parkinson’s Disease
    Kl. 09.00AM
    CMM, L8:00, Visionsgatan 18, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Solna



Mattias Andréasson

May 13

  • Mattias Andréasson (Svenningsson's research group)
    Title: Peripheral neuropathy and altered cobalamin metabolism in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders
    C1.87, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Huddinge



  • Granit Kastrati (Jensen's research group)
    Title: Neural processes underpinning pain perception: genetic, temporal, and behavioral
    Peter Reichard, Biomedicum, Solnavägen 9 and online
    Campus Solna

  • Arvin Chireh (Holmin's research group)
    Title: Feasibility, safety, and diagnostic potential of endomyocardial micro-biopsies
    Nanna Svartz, J3:12, Karolinska universitetssjukhuset, Solna
    Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Solna

May 11

  • Ioannis Mantas (Svenningson's research group)
    Title: Regulation of monoaminergic functions by GPCRS with a special emphasis on mental and movement disorder
    Kl 2PM
    Lecture Hall, L8:00 024, CMM, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna



April 8

  • Jens Fust (Jensen's research group)
    Title: The Role of Pain Modulation in Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
    Nils Ringertz, Solnavägen 9, Solna and Online
    Solna Campus


  • Karin Westin (Lundqvist's research group)
    Title: On mapping epilepsy: magneto- and electroencephalographic characterizations of epileptic activities
    Rockefeller, Nobels väg 11 and Online
    Solna Campus


Mikael Plattén

March 25

  • Michael Plattén (Granberg/Kristoffersen's research group)
    Title: Quantitative MRI Biomarkers of Neurodegeneration in Multiple Sclerosis.
    Rappesalen, Alfred Nobels Allé 10, Flemingsberg and Online
    Flemingsberg Campus



March 18

  • Rikard Grankvist (Holmin's research group)
    Title: Titel: Development of Superselective Endovascular Tissue Access and Sampling
    Rolf Luft Auditorium, L1:00, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Stockholm Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Solna