Marie Holmqvist

Marie Holmqvist

Principal Researcher | Docent
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Postal address: K2 Medicin, Solna, K2 KEP Askling Holmqvist, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Senior lecturer/docent/reader at Karolinska Institutet and physician at the
    rheumatology department at Karolinska University Hospital.
    My research team conducts research aiming to understand the rare and severe
    diseases systemic sclerosis and myositis.
    If you want to contribute to our research via Karolinska Institutet, swish
    to 123 202 32 08 or deposit money via Bank giro 5310-6217. Mark your swish
    or bank payment with */Team Holmqvist MedS/* and the money will reach
    Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medicine Solna and our team.
    If you wish to direct your donation to systemic sclerosis, mark your
    deposit /*Team Holmqvist MedS SSc.*/
    If you wish to direct your donation to myositis, mark your deposit */Team
    Holmqvist MedS myositis/*
    All donations will be used directly to our research.


  • My team and I are researching comorbidities and prognosis of patients
    with rheumatic diseases, with a particular focus on systemic inflammatory
    diseases such as idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (myositis), and systemic
    sclerosis. Our aim is to decrease our patients burden of disease and
    identify strategies that will prolong their lives.
    Our current projects are clustered around two main areas:
    1. Cancer and the connection between cancer and autoimmunity/inflammation. We
    recently initiated a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, Lund
    University and Oslo University, with projects where the overarching aim is to
    explore molecular pathways that could be of interest in cancer in
    inflammatory diseases. This project involves genetics, autoimmune profiling,
    proteomics and genomics in combination with information on clinical
    2. Comorbidities and causes of death. These projects mainly explore the risk
    of other diseases in relation to myositis and systemic sclerosis as well as
    their causes of death, with the overarching aim to reduce the risk of these
    comorbidities and thereby potentially prolong their lives.
    The translational research team consists of rheumatology specialists Karina
    Gheorghe, Karin Gunnarsson and Nancy Vivar, research nurses Elisabet Dyrsmeds
    and Ingrid Gerhardson, research physiotherapist Henrik Pettersson, postdoc
    epidemiologist Karina Patasova, postdoc physician Karin Wadström, PhD
    student Weng Ian Che. We collaborate with immunologists, geneticists and
    clinical researchers in other fields in our projects.


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  • Principal Researcher, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2019
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2010
  • University Medical Degree, Karolinska Institutet, 2009

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