Liver Academy at KI

The Liver Academy is composed of researchers from several departments at Karolinska Institutet (KI) with a common interest in the liver. Our vision is to connect all stakeholders interested in hepatology, leading to state of the art research, patient care and dissemination of knowledge.

The Liver Academy Seminar series

The Liver Academy at KI is a network that aims to bring together researchers from diverse backgrounds to enhance collaborations, enable networking and interaction, especially among junior scientists. We are organizing a seminar series, intended to increase interaction between clinicians and basic scientists. 

Seminars, fall 2023

Time: 12:00-13:00

The Liver Academy seminars is held roughly every month on different weekdays. The seminars take place in Von Behring, Floor 9, ANA Futura if not stated otherwise.

Seminars are held in a hybrid format, with lunch sandwiches and coffee provided to physical attendees.

12 September

  • Speaker 1: Habiba Khodir Kamal.
    Title: Risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, liver-related complications, and death in persons living with chronic hepatitis B and D.

  • Speaker 2: Mattias Lissing.
    Title: Liver disease and cancer risk in acute porphyria.

Hosts: Maarten Van De Klundert, Volker Lauschke.

Venue: ANA Futura, Insulinet, plan 7.

19 October

  • Speaker 1: Hannes Hegmar.
    Title: Performance of novel collagen turnover biomarkers in relation to FIB-4 to detect advanced fibrosis in NAFLD.

  • Speaker 2: Franziska Hildebrandt.
    Title: A spatio-temporal map of malaria in the liver.

Hosts: Hannes Hagström, Noémi Van Hul.

11 November

Speakers and titles TBA.

13 December

Speakers and titles TBA.

Register for our seminars

If you would like an invitation to the seminars, please email us at and we will add you to our email list.

Head of steering committee

Hannes Hagström

Affiliated to research
H7 Department of Medicine, Huddinge

Steering committee

Uwe Tietge

Professor/clinical chemist
H5 Department of Laboratory Medicine

Christina Villard

Affiliated to research
H7 Department of Medicine, Huddinge

Volker Lauschke

C3 Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Annika Niehrs

Postdoctoral researcher
H7 Department of Medicine, Huddinge

Staffan Wahlin

Affiliated to research
H7 Department of Medicine, Huddinge

Maarten Van De Klundert

Postdoctoral researcher
H7 Department of Medicine, Huddinge

Noémi Van Hul

C5 Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Doctoral student representative

Sviatlana Sukhanava

PhD student
H2 Department of Biosciences and Nutrition


Byambajav Buyandelger

Research Specialist
H7 Department of Medicine, Huddinge
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