Lars Holmgren

Lars Holmgren

Professor | Head of department | Docent
Visiting address: J6:20 BioClinicum, Akademiska stråket 1, 17164 Solna
Postal address: K7 Onkologi-Patologi, K7 Övriga Holmgren, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Professor, tumor biology, Karolinska Institutet 2008-
    Chairperson, Cancer theme U2/Bioclinicum 2012-
    Chairperson, Karolinska consultative assembly, an 82-person body representing KI’s faculty, students and staff, 2012
    Chairperson, Karolinska consultative faculty assembly, 2011-2013
    Coordinator EU-consortium EUCAAD, 2008-2012
    Member of advisory board Paoli Calmette Cancer Center, Marseille
    External reviewer Vetenskapsrådet, Cancerfonden, Fernströms stiftelse, Internationella grants etc
    Director of PhD studies, OnkPat, 2004-2014


  • My research is focused on studies how individual cells aggregate and form functional organs and how these processes are reversed during malignancy. To study these questions, my lab use a number in vitro and in vivo model systems. We also have access to patient materials to verify our pre-clinical findings.

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  • Professor, Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, 2008-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 1998

Leadership and responsibility assignments

  • Head of department, Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-

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