Soo Aleman

Soo Aleman

Adjunct Professor | Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: I73, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset Huddinge, 14186 Stockholm
Postal address: H7 Medicin, Huddinge, H7 Infektion och Hud Aleman, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor


  • Our research at the Unit of Infectious Diseases at KI focuses on viral hepatitis B, C, and D infections with clinical and translational studies. The research includes observational cohort studies, experimental research collaboration, epidemiological studies and Phase I-IV clinical trials.

    In recent few years, also research about COVID-19 and longcovid have been in focus. Collaboration in Phase I-III vaccine trials against COVID-19 and other emerging infections are ongoing, including EU funded studies.

    We have extensive collaborations on national and international level, including for EU funded studies for viral hepatitis. Our research partners are within the Center for Infectious Diseases, Divisions of Clinical Pharmacology and Virology in the Department of Laboratory Medicine, the Department of Pathology, the Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, the Department of Women´s and Children´s Health at KI, the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linköping University, the Department of Medical Science, Örebro University, Hannover University, Milan University Hospital, Harvard University, pharmacological companies etcetera.

    Internationally, we have multicenter collaboration studies with collaborators from Europe, Turkey, USA and Canada.

    Group leader:
    Soo Aleman, MD, PhD, Assoc prof. Group Leader. MD. Educated and obtained PhD at Karolinska Institutet. Adjunct professor since 2022. Research and education director for Theme Acute and Reparative Medicine at Karolinska University Hospital since 2023.

    Group members:

    Senior researcher
    Karin Lindahl, MD, PhD, senior physician.

    Habiba Khodir, MD, PhD.

    Research nurses
    Susanne Cederberg, Dept of Infectious Diseases, Karolinska University Hospital.
    Annika Olsson, Dept of Infectious Diseases, Karolinska University Hospital.

    PhD-students (Main supervisor)
    Caroline Gahrton, MD, senior consultant, PhD student. Main supervisor Soo Aleman, co-supervisors Karin Lindahl. Ann-Sofi Duberg, Olav Dalgard.

    Elsa Biteus, MD, senior consultant, PhD student, Main supervisor Soo Aleman, co-supervisors Marcus Buggert, Per Julin, Lars Rombo.

    Associated PhD studients (Co-supervisor):
    Hartwig Maetzel. Main supervisor Miroslav Vujasinovic. Co-supervisors Soo Aleman, Mattias Löhr, KI,
    Frida Jakobsson, Main supervisor Ann-Marie Fors Connolly, Co-supervisors Soo Aleman, Johan Normark, Therese Thunberg, Tomas Gustafsson, Umeå Universitet
    Liyan Lu, Main supervisor Margaret Chen Sällberg, Co-supervisors Soo Aleman, KI.

    Linnea Widmark (part-time)

    Research administrator/coordinator
    Leila Relander (part-time)


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2026
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2026

Degrees and Education

  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2001
  • Licentiate Degree, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 1999
  • University Medical Degree, Karolinska Institutet, 1997

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