Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren

Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren

Professor/Senior Physician
Telephone: +46852482916
Visiting address: Alfred Nobels allé 8, plan 7, 14152 Huddinge
Postal address: H7 Medicin, Huddinge, H7 CIM Ljunggren, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • MD and PhD Karolinska Institutet (KI), 1982-1992. Post doc M.I.T., Boston, USA, 1992-1994. Group leader, Dept of Microbiology Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC), KI, 1994-2000. Professor at the Department of Medicine (H7), KI, 2001-.

    Commission of trust

    Chairman Medical Student Association, KI, 1985. Scientific Secretary, Swedish Cancer Society, 1998-2002. Member Board of Research, KI, 2005-2011, and KI University Board, KI, 2011-2013. Vice department head, Department of Medicine (H7), 2008-2013. Member of the Nobel Assembly at KI, 2008-. Dean of Research, KI, 2013-2016. 2020- Director NextGenNK Competence Center founded by Sweden's Innovation Agency.


  • Our group has a long-term interest in exploring the function of human immune reaction in cancer and infectious diseases.

    Within the field of cancer, we study NK cell reactivates towards tumor cells and explore the potential of using NK cells in therapeutic settings. Within the field of infectious diseases, we explore immune reactions towards flavivirus infections (in particular TBEV, JFV, and JEV), hantavirus infections, and SARS-CoV-2 infections. With respect to flavivirus infections and SARS-CoV-2 infections we also explore vaccine responses in humans vaccinated with existing vaccines.


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  • Professor/Senior Physician, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, 2001-

Degrees and Education

  • University Medical Degree, Karolinska Institutet, 1992

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