Luisa Warchavchik Hugerth

Luisa Warchavchik Hugerth

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Solnavägen 9, Biomedicum A8, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C1 Mikrobiologi, tumör- och cellbiologi, C1 CTMR Engstrand Bioinformatics, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Molecular biologist turned ecologist turned bioinformatician.
    Trying to understand how the human microbiome and female hormones modulates
    chronic disease.
    PhD in Biotechnology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology (2016)
    Master's in Biomedicine at Karolinska Institutet (2012)
    Bachelor's in Molecular Sciences at the University of São Paulo (2010)


  • Recurrent infections present a major health and psychological burden for
    patients, are risk factors for other complications and are also a major risk
    factor for the development of antimicrobial resistance. By understanding the
    dynamics of the human microbiome in relation to host background and
    activities, we will be able to address these issues in a tailored approach to
    each patient. Currently focused on gynaecological and reproductive health.
    I'm interested in all technical aspects from cohort design, sample
    collection, molecular biology methods, bioinformatics software and
    appropriate statistical procedures. Crap in, crap out, as the saying goes.
    *Recent publications:*
    /Assessment of in vitro and in silico protocols for sequence-based
    characterization of the human vaginal microbiome/
    /Dysbiosis of the Human Oral Microbiome During the Menstrual Cycle and
    Vulnerability to the External Exposures of Smoking and Dietary Sugar/
    /The Healthy Female Microbiome Across Body Sites: Effect of Hormonal
    Contraceptives and the Menstrual Cycle/ (pre-print)
    /Genome sequence of segmented filamentous bacteria present in the human


All other publications


  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Master Of Medical Science 120 Credits, Karolinska Institutet, 2012

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