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Research group - Joakim Dillner

Our primary research is within Molecular epidemiology, Virology, eScience and Cancer.

Within a center for cervical cancer prevention we perform basic and translational studies on Human Papilloma virus (HPV) and HPV-based prevention, including an international reference laboratory function where we sequence, document and store all new Papilloma viruses. We also run a Nordic center of excellence for better use of IT within health care and research (eScience).

Research group leader Joakim Dillner


Joakim Dillner

Organizational unit: Division of Pathology

Group members

Suyesh Amatya System developer
Helena Andersson Research administrator
Sara Arroyo Mühr Postdoc
Piotr Bala Associated
Zurab Bzhalava PhD student
Joakim Dillner Professor/clinical chemist
Carina Eklund Laboratory coordinator
Miriam Elfström Associated
Helena Faust Postdoc
Mehran Ghaderi Associated
Penelope Gray Associated
Sadaf Sakina Hassan Biomedical scientist
Maria Hortlund System developer
Emilie Hultin Research coordinator
Camilla Lagheden Biomedical scientist
Matti Lehtinen Visiting professor
Ilari Maarala Associated
Sumitra Manandhar Associated
Sara Nordqvist Kleppe Database coordinator
Ingrid Norman Lecturer, adjunct
Ulla Rudsander Project manager
Nadia Slimani Associated
Karin Sundström Project coordinator

Research techniques

  • Next Generation Sequencing 
  • HPV-testing and typing 
  • Registry research 
  • eScience
  • Health economy

External funding

The Swedish Research Council, Swedish Cancer Society, Public Health Agency of Sweden, EU, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, Nordic Cancer Union

International Human Papillomavirus Reference Center
Nordic Center of Excellence in Health-Related e-Sciences

Selected publications