Annika Karlsson research group
Our research goal is to define virus-specific T cell immunity in pregnant women, children, adolescents, adults, elderly, and in human cancer with implications for immunopathogenesis, development and regulation of the immune system, and health. We are the link between immune response and health with an emphasize on chronic HIV and acute respiratory tract viral infections.
Common cold gives children immunity against COVID-19
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet are now able to show that OC43, one of the coronaviruses that cause common colds, boosts the immune response to COVID-19. The study, which is published in PNAS, could give rise to more tailored vaccine programmes for children and adults.
Contact information for the Annika Karlsson group at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet.