Weimin Ye

Weimin Ye

Professor | Docent
Telephone: +46852486184
Visiting address: Nobels väg 12a, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C8 Medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik, C8 MEB Weimin, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Education
    1988, MD, medicine, Fujian Medical University, China
    1991, MSc, cancer epidemiology, Fujian Medical University, China
    2003, PhD, epidemiology, “Aspects of gastroesophageal cancer and risk for esophageal cancer. An epidemiological approach”, main supervisor Olof Nyrén

    Academic honours, awards and prizes
    Anders Jahre Medical Research Award for Young Researcher (Oslo, 2005)


  • My research interests focus mainly on epidemiology and etiology of cancers of the aero- and digestive tract, and recently extend also to neurodegenerative diseases.

    Research activities consist of register-based research, large-scale field work in different parts of the world, as well as setup of a molecular biology laboratory dedicated to molecular epidemiology (microbiome, tumour mutation, etc).

    I have trained 10 doctoral students and most of them have been promoted as independent group leaders. The research group currently consists of 6 postdocs/junior staff and 6 doctoral students, as well as visiting researchers/students and master students.

    So far I have published 210 peer-reviewed research articles with more than 5000 citations.

    Selected research projects
    Understanding microbe-induced stomach cancer – the key to a workable strategy for worldwide prevention
    The microbiome and risk of cancer in the stomach
    The Swedish National March Cohort
    Current supervision of PhD students

    Joar Franzén
    Yun Du
    Weiwei Bian


All other publications


  • Professor, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2008-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2007
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2003


  • Yun Du, Ph.D., Karolinska Institute, Sweden, 2023
  • Fatemeh Sadeghi, MSc., Karolinska Institute, Sweden, 2021

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