Giulia Gaudenzi

Giulia Gaudenzi

Assistant Professor
Visiting address: Tomtebodavägen 18A, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K9 Global folkhälsa, K9 GPH Alfvén, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Giulia is an assistant professor at the Department of Global Public Health
    and an affiliated fellow at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Division
    of Nanobiotechnology at SciLifeLab. Giulia's research is focussing on the
    development and understanding of point-of-care diagnostics in context of
    low-resource settings. She holds a fully funded VR
    International postdoctoral scholarship for development research and she is
    part of the "HoliCARE" consortium, funded by the European Commission as part
    of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.
    Giulia did her PhD studies at the Department of Neuroscience, at Karolinska
    Institutet and during her doctorate, she has managed several projects,
    ranging from Global Health advocacy events (Global Health Night)
    to scientific seminars series, online courses and outreach activities for
    the general public. She co-funded the course "Gender Health and Rights"
    based on Stanford's MOOC "International Women's Health and Human Rights".
    Giulia holds a Master of Law in Medical Law and Ethics from the university of
    Edinburgh and she is passionated about equitable development of novel
    technologies and how to regulate something that does not exist yet.
    Giulia is a board member of the Swedish Organization for Global Health [1]
    and a former member of the Karolinska Institutet's Kulturrådet [2].
    * Horizon (HORIZON-HLTH-2021-DISEASE-04), partner Karolinska Institutet
    * Co-Applicant Vetenskapsrådet VR-Link Grant for Cholera Diagnostic in
    * International Postdoc grant, Swedish Research Council, Vetenskapsrådet
    * Svenska Läkaresällskapet (SLS) Project grant
    * Co-Applicant Vetenskapsrådet VR-Link Grant for Diagnostic research in
    Eastern Africa
    * EIT Health DPhil/PhD Transition Fellowship, Silver Award
    * Women in Global Health Sweden list (2018)
    * Recipient of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) summer
    scholarship (2017)
    * The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and
    Higher Education (STINT)
    * Capstone Award (2017)
    * EU “Year of Development” Grant for Global Health Night initiative
    * Karolinska Institute’s travel grant (2014)
    * Undergraduate’s Academic Scholarship “Giovanni Dalle Fabbriche”
    Foundation (2007), (2008)
    LL.M in Medical Law and Ethics, School of Law, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Ph.D. in Medical Science, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet
    M.Sc. in Biomedicine, Karolinska Institutet
    B.Sc. in Biotechnology, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy


  • Translational research within global health depends not only on developing
    novel technologies and therapies, but also in understanding the context and
    how to deliver it to the population in need. Crucial to the success of novel
    diagnostic system is the technological feasibility and acceptability to
    end-users. It is therefore not surprising that many diagnostic prototypes
    have failed at this stage, due to poor understanding of the context and of
    the end-users.
    In our team we are interested in the development of low-cost diagnostics. We
    work closely with end-users to design and develop test having their
    perspectives directly at the development and implementation stage.
    In the quest to design low-cost and less invasive diagnostics, we also aim to
    investigate potential protein biomarkers that can characterise and
    distinguish between bacterial, viral and unclassified infections in children
    and determine the severity of the infections, using massive protein


  • Giulia is active in the Programmes of Biomedicine [1] and in the
    SciLifeLab's Molecular Techniques in Life Science [2] providing teaching,
    research placement, and support with the integration of Agenda 2030 in the
    Giulia is contributing to Master's Programme in Global Health [3], as a
    master thesis examiner and providing research placements for the students'


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  • Assistant Professor, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2026

Degrees and Education

  • Master of Law, Medical Law and Ethics, Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh, 2022
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2018
  • Degree Of Master Of Medical Science 120 Credits, Karolinska Institutet, 2010

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