Sara Arroyo Muhr

Sara Arroyo Muhr

Research Coordinator
Telephone: +46852483518
Visiting address: F56 Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset Huddinge, 14186 Stockholm
Postal address: H9 Klinisk vetenskap, intervention och teknik, H9 CLINTEC Centrum för Cervixcancereliminering, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a research coordinator at the Center for Cervical Cancer Elimination, who has pursued the same line of investigation within tumor virology since the beginning of my thesis in 2012. I have performed ground-breaking work on the application of high throughput sequencing for widespread detection of microorganisms in different diseases and cancers. I have worked not only identifying infectious agents, but also at looking and analyzing their transcription as well as polymorphisms in their sequences.

    As research coordinator, I have several roles including:
    - Coordinator for the metagenomics pipelines in HEAP, the human exposome assessment platform, a European project including 11 project partners from six European countries. (
    - Scientific lead of the International HPV Reference Center (
    - Coordinator of the Global HPV Reference Laboratory Network
    - National Coordinator for the cervical cancer elimination in Sweden (


  • Molecular virology
    Bioinformatic analysis
    Exposome research


  • I am main and co-supervisor for several PhD students, have >
  • 300 hours of teaching at Higher Education level, including lectures, e-teaching, seminars and laboratory sessions, mostly done at Karolinska.


All other publications


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

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2016

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