Caroline Dahl

Caroline Dahl

Telephone: +46852487160
Visiting address: Widerströmska huset, Tomtebodavägen 18A, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C7 Lärande, Informatik, Management och Etik, C7 MMC Jansson, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Head of the Product Development in Life Sciences course at KI. Inventor with background in wet-, soft- and hardware engineering from health care startups, academia and industry in the UK and Sweden.

    Alongside my KI work, I hold a position as Senior Scientist and Technology Innovator at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.


  • Select grants &

  • awards
    * RISE Sustainability Fund Award for RnD and teaching electronics in Washington DC and Mumbai, India

    * U.S. Department of State’s international exchange program IVLP

    * Swedish winner of NASA Space Apps Challenge
    * Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) UK Fully Funded Doctoral Studentship Award
    * International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility Travel Award
    * Collaborative Computational Project for Biomolecular Simulation Travel Award
    * Gold award, International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition, MIT

    * Honorary award, TekNatur, Finland

    Also inventor on three active patents and recipient of numerous life science commercialization awards including Supertalang 2018, SLL Innovation Fund, Business Challenge, Venture Cup and KTH's Brighter Silicon Valley program participant.

    * DPhil, University of Oxford, 2016
    * Clinical Innovation Fellow, Karolinska Institutet, Royal Institute of Technology and SLL, 2015
    * Systems Biology Doctoral training, University of Oxford, 2009
    * BSc Honours, University of Edinburgh, 2008


  • My research concerns the interaction between biology, physics and engineering, as demonstrated in e.g. mechanotransduction (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2021). I do product development for physiological disorders at large. I returned to Sweden in 2014 to delve into health care and turn my bioscience and engineering background into life science applications for clinical use.



  • I am head of the Product Development in Life Sciences course at KI since December 2021. In my pedagogic work I make use of my experience in synthetic biology wetware, digital health software engineering from both Oxford and Microsoft Research, as well as immaterial property, regulatory and innovation processes from my roles as life science CTO and founder.


All other publications

  • Patent: 2018
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  • Patent: 2018
    Medical compression device
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  • Patent:
    Medical compression device
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