Petter Brodin

Petter Brodin

Professor/Specialist Physician | Docent
Telephone: +46852481396
Visiting address: Biomedicum A5, Solnavägen 9, 17165 Solna
Postal address: K6 Kvinnors och barns hälsa, K6 Klinisk pediatrik Brodin, 171 77 Stockholm


  • Our team is aiming to understand human immune system variation in health and disease, and understand the factors that shape human immune systems. We are also interested in defining better metrics of immune system health and develop methods for better immune system analyses in human patients.

    As a physician at the department of pediatrics at the Karolinska University Hospital, I have a particular interest in understanding when and how human immune systems are shaped early in life, and the influences by environmental exposures such as the microbiome, infections, vaccines, nutritional components etc in this process.

    We are firmly convinced that the way to understand human immune systems and their variation, it is essential that all system components are analyzed simultaneously and relationships between these taken into account. This have recently been made possible with the development of novel high-dimensional methods operating at single-cell resolution, such as Mass cytometry, mRNA-sequencing and integrative multiomics analyses.

    To analyze human immune systems at the systems-level, we are developing novel experimental and computational methods.


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  • Professor/Specialist Physician, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2018
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, 2011
  • University Medical Degree, Karolinska Institutet, 2010

Distinction and awards

  • Wallenberg Scholar, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, 2024
  • SSMF Consolidator award, Swedish Society for Medical Research, 2022
  • VR Consolidator award, Swedish Research Council, 2022
  • EMBO Young Investigator, European Molecular Biology Organization, 2019
  • Wallenberg Academy Fellow, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, 2019
  • Jonas Söderquist Scholarship, 2019
  • Member, Young Academy of Sweden, 2019
  • Göran Gustavsson award, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 2019
  • The Sven and Ebba-Christina Hagberg Prize, By the Sven and Ebba-Christina Hagberg foundation, 2018
  • Wallenberg Clinical Fellow, Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, 2017
  • ERC starting grant, European Research Council, 2015
  • VR young researcher grant, Swedish Research Council, 2015
  • SSMF young researcher grant, Swedish Society for Medical Research, 2014
  • Wenner-Gren Fellow, 2012
  • Prins Bertil's award, Sweden America Foundation, 2012
  • Doktorsexamen, 2009


  • Hanna Danielsson, The role of early-life events on protein expression and gut microbiome in extreme preterm infants, 2020

Visiting research fellowships

  • Postdoc, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2012-2013

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