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. The vision of the Liver Academy 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

We are organizing a seminar series, intended to increase interaction between clinicians and basic scientists. Seminars will be held roughly every month on different weekdays.

Time: 12:00-13:00

The Liver Academy 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.

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.

Seminar schedule spring 2023

23 February 

Speaker 1: TBA

Speaker 2: Axel Wester, Postdoctoral researcher (MedH), KI.

Title: TBA.


Maarten Van De Klundert (MedH) and Volker Lauschke (FYFA), KI.

27 March

Speaker 1: TBA. 

Speaker 2: TBA.


Uwe Tietge (Labmed) and Christina Villard (MedH), KI.

25 April

Speaker 1: TBA

Speaker 2: Per Stål, Professor (MedH), KI.

Title: "Hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic versus non-cirrhotic liver –treatment and survival differences in a nationwide cohort."


Staffan Wahlin (MedH) and Sviatlana Sukhanav (BioNut), KI.

24 May

Speaker 1: TBA

Speaker 2: Jan Masek (CMB) KI.

Title: "Fibrosis and immune findings from the Jag1Ndr ALGS model."


Niklas Björkström (MedH) and Noemi Van Hul (CMB), KI.

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

Principal researcher
C3 Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Niklas Björkström

Principal 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