Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Bioclinicum, vån 5, Visionsgatan 4, 17164 Solna
Postal address: K7 Onkologi-Patologi, K7 Forskning Bergh Rodriguez Wallberg, 171 77 Stockholm
- As a doctoral student in Kenny Rodriguez-Wallberg's research team at the
Department of Oncology-Pathology, I study the impact of the microbiome on
assisted reproduction and pregnancies.
I completed my medical education at Copenhagen University in Denmark and my
residency in obstetrics and gynaecology in Sörmland's county. I work as
a clinician at the Reproductive Medicine and Gynecological
Endocrinology Karolinska University Hospital and undergoing European
subspecialty training Programme in Reproductive Medicine, European Society of
Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).
- The microbiome refers to the microbial communities inhabiting the human body.
Advances in next-generation sequencing techniques have revealed the presence
of microbiomes in the female reproductive tract, including the vaginal and
upper genital tract. These microbiomes may influence fertility and have an
impact on the success of embryo implantation and pregnancy development in
assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Our studies are of significant
importance as infertility is a multifactorial disease and patients undergoing
ART may have additional comorbidities and require specific medications.
The aim of this project is to gain a better understanding of the clinical
impact of the microbiome and metabolome on reproductive outcomes,
particularly in infertile women undergoing IVF treatment. The PhD project
consists of four separate studies investigating various aspects of the
microbiome and reproduction. Epidemiological studies will investigate the
impact of drugs on the microbiome, while clinical studies will measure the
diversity and dominance of the microbiome from biological samples and
investigate its impact on reproductive outcomes. Additionally, the
association of medications and comorbidities with ART outcomes, as well as
the microbiome of both partners in couples with unexplained infertility and
the microbiome of natural conceptions vs medically assisted pregnancies will
For more information on this study, please visit: www.swebiofertil.se 
Journal article: ACTA RADIOLOGICA OPEN. 2021;10(4):205846012110063