Jens Karlsson

Jens Karlsson

Postdoctoral Researcher
Visiting address: Solnavägen 9, Biomedicum A05, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C1 Mikrobiologi, tumör- och cellbiologi, C1 Microbial Pathogenesis Henriques/Normark, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a postdoctoral researcher in Birgitta Henriques-Normark group. Besides
    research into microbial pathogenesis, I take part in education at MTC as well
    as organizing the KI Infection Retreat.

    Hailing from Kalmar in south-east Sweden, I moved to Stockholm to pursue a
    university degree within the broad field of biology. I studied the Bachelor's
    Programme in Biomedicine at Karolinska Institutet and did my Bachelors Thesis
    project at King's College London. I then decided to continue with the
    Master's Programme in Biomedicine at Karolinska Institutet. During my Master
    Thesis project I realized that microbiology was the topic which I wanted to
    continue to do research on. During my PhD studies in Edmund Loh's research
    group, I investigated Hfq- and sRNA-mediated gene regulation in Neisseria


  • My current research interest include microbial pathogenesis of the bacteria
    Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus. Specifically
    pathogenic attributes of these bacteria in relationship with the production
    and release of membrane vesicles. Membrane vesicles are interesting particles
    that have been extensively researched in Gram-negative bacteria. In
    Gram-positive bacteria, much less is known about the role and function of
    membrane vesicles. My current research projects include the study of membrane
    vesicle biogenesis, membrane vesicle cargo, and the interaction between
    bacterial membrane vesicles and the immune system.


  • Director of studies (Summer research school for high school students)
    Module responsible (Basvetenskap 6)
    Seminar leader (Basvetenskap 5)
    Laboratory teaching assistant (DSM2.1)
    Seminar leader (DSM2.1 and Immunology and microbiology)


All other publications


  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, 2021
  • Degree Of Master Of Medical Science 120 Credits, Karolinska Institutet, 2015
  • Degree Of Bachelor Of Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, 2013

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