Magnus Olsson

Magnus Olsson

Lecturer | Docent
Visiting address: Enheten för radiografi, Alfred Nobels Allé 10, 14152 Huddinge
Postal address: H9 Klinisk vetenskap, intervention och teknik, H9 CLINTEC Radiografi, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Magnus Olsson received his Ph.D. degree in Molecular Cell Biology in 2003 from the lab of Prof. Peter Ekblom at Lund’s University. In 2004 he joined as a post doc in the lab of Prof. Zhivotovsky at Karolinska Institutet. From 2008 to 2023 he worked as a Senior Research Specialist conducting research in the areas of programed cell death and redox biology. Magnus became Associate Professor/Docent in Toxicology at KI in 2017. He is also Core facility manager at the Institute of environmental medicine (IMM).


  • Current research activities:
    Profiling of factors secreted in the course of programed cell death (PCD).
    Analysis of associations between fatty acid metabolism and neuronal differentiation, especially with respect to the block in cell specialization that underlies neuroblastoma malignancy.


  • Currently co-supervisor for one PhD student. Main-supervisor for two PhD-students up to the defence of their theses. Co-supervisor for two PhD-students up to the defence of their theses.  

  • Serves as course leader in the global Master's Programme in Toxicology, the Bachelor Programme in Biomedicine and the Programme in Radiography.


All other publications


  • Lecturer, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2017

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