Current CBB activities

The CBB activities have now started with a common workspace at floor 8 (8316-8317) in the Neo Building on Thursday afternoons and with CBB seminar series. The CBB workspace will be open to use during summer but the mentors will not be there on a regular basis. Regular CBB workspace with mentors present will start again August 4th.

CBB network event October 7th

CBB arranges a networking event for researchers within bioinformatics and biostatistics Friday October 7th from 12 pm to 6 pm. The event takes place right after the conference Collaboration in Science 2022 and will be held in Neo building at Campus Flemingsberg. Register before September 9th! More information about the event.

Recruitments within bioinformatics and biostatistics

Are you interested in recruiting a biostatistician or bioinformatician to your research group?

CBB is now coordinating recruitments within the fields of bioinformatics and biostatistics to KI Flemingsberg. If you are a researcher with an interest in recruiting a person within these fields, CBB is now offering a possibility to make joint employments. For instance, CBB can collaborate with a researcher with funding for a 50% position by supporting the remaining salary in contribution for a corresponding work with CBB activities. If you are interested in this possibility, please email us at

Course in biostatistics November 21st-25th 2022

CBB is planning a course covering basic concepts of biostatistics. The course will be centered on the fundamentals of regression analysis, with a focus on applied analyses using real data - with the option to bring your own data!

The target audience are active researchers at Karolinska Institutet / Karolinska University Hospital, with some experience in working with data that require statistical analyses. Knowledge in some kind of statistical software is recommended to maximize knowledge gain but not required (e.g. STATA, R, SPSS). No formal credit points (högskolepoäng) will be received.

Registration is open and more information about registration is found at the calendar event. Maximum number of participants for the course is 30. Only a few slots are still available.  

CBB workspace available on Thursday afternoons

The CBB workspace will be open to use during summer but the mentors will not be there on a regular basis. Regular CBB workspace with mentors present will start again August 4th.

Are you working in the area of bioinformatics or biostatistics?

On Thursday afternoons, 13:00-17:00, there will be a free workspace where researchers in these fields can meet, interact and ask each other questions. Pending availability, mentors and experts from the Centre for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics will also be present.

Place: Room 8316-8317 in the Neo building. See you there!

CBB seminars

The CBB seminar series has now started. They will be held in the building Neo in Flemingsberg, but also on Zoom.

Time: 12:00 - 13:00 (seminar starts at 12:15)
Before the seminar, a limited number of sandwiches and drinks will be served on a “First come – first served” basis starting 12:00. Show up early and network!

See the seminar schedule below.

Upcoming seminars

Seminar schedule
Date Speaker Title Place

Previous seminars

Previous seminars
Date Speaker Title Place
October 11, 2021 Hatef Darabi, Sr. Biostatistician, PhD at the Public Health Agency of Sweden Biostatistics seminar: Comorbidity index and survival Erna Möller, Neo and Zoom
November 23, 2021 Gaetano Marrone, ECDC and Department of Global Public Health, KI Biostatistics seminar: An investigation of the false discovery rate and the misinterpretation of p-values Erna Möller, Neo and Zoom
December 14, 2021 Anastasios Damdimopoulos, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, KI Bioinformatics Introductory Seminars: "An introduction to RNA sequence analysis" Gene, Neo and Zoom
December 16, 2021 Sandra Eloranta, Department of Medicine, Solna, KI Biostatistics seminar: Competing risks in survival analyses – what is it and when does it matter? Erna Möller, Neo and Zoom
January 27, 2022 Matteo Bottai, Institute of Environmental Medicine, KI Biostatistics seminar: The correct and the incorrect interpretations of risks, rates, and hazards Zoom
February 23, 2022 Henrike Häbel, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics and CBB Statistical power and sample size: How to reduce errors with educated guesses Erna Möller, Neo and Zoom
February 24, 9:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 16:00, 2022 Davide Valentini, CBB Statistics course - an overview Zoom
March 24, 12:15-13:00, 2022 Prof. Paul Dickman Biostatistics seminar: A non-technical overview of the proportional hazards assumption in survival analysis Jan Åke Gustafsson and Zoom
April 26, 12:15-13:00, 2022 Arvid Sjölander, Dept. of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Biostatistics seminar: Confounder selection with causal diagrams Erna Möller, Neo and Zoom
April 29, 12:15-13:00, 2022 Yitian Zhou, Dept. of Laboratory Medicine Bioinformatics educational seminar: Computational tools to interpret functional consequences of genetic variants Erna Möller, Neo and Zoom
May 20, 12:15-13:00, 2022 Dr. Nick Tobin, Dept Oncology and Pathology, KI Bioinformatics seminar: Genomic Oncology: Reclassifying tumour cell cycle activity in terms of it’s tissue of origin" Gene, Neo and Zoom
May 25, 12:15-13:00, 2022 Dr. Hui Gao Bioinformatics educational seminar: Introduction to Gene Set Analysis Erna Möller, Neo and Zoom
June 20, 12:15-13:00, 2022 Dr. Phil Ewels, Science for Life Laboratory Bioinformatics educational seminar: Reproducible bioinformatics for everyone: Nextflow & nf-core Erna Möller, Neo and Zoom