Professors at Karolinska Institutet

Professor is the highest academic career level at Swedish universities and means that the person is expected to take overall responsibility in his or her field of study. At Karolinska Institutet, professors are generally recruited in competition, but sometimes external research leaders are hand-picked for this position. Below is a list of all full professors at KI, including researchers with a so-called senior professor position.



Ganesh Acharya, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Professor presentation: The placenta is a key to understanding disease

Adnane Achour, Molecular Immunology
Professor presentation: Mapping the three dimensional structure of proteins

Paul Ackermann, Orthopaedic Traumatology
Professor presentation: Studying healing disorders in tendons and joints

Eleni Aklillu,Tropical Pharmacology 
Professor presentation: Better utilisation of drugs in low-income countries

Olof Akre, Oncological Surgery 

Jan Albert, Infectious Diseases

Maria Albin, Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Professor presentation: Researching the nature of work and sustainable employment

Harri Alenius, Molecular Toxicology
Professor presentation: Curious about the interaction between the immune system and microbiota

Kristina Alexanderson, Social Insurance

Lars Alfredsson, Epidemiology

Tobias Alfvén, Global Child Health
Professor presentation: Many routes to better health for the world’s children

Peter Allebeck, Social Medicine

Catarina Almqvist Malmros, Clinical Epidemiology

Björn Andersson, Genomic Analysis

Bo Angelin, Clinical Metabolic Research

Maria Ankarcrona, Experimental Neurogeriatrics
Professor presentation: The role of mitochondria in Alzheimer’s disease

Jovan Antović, Clincal Chemistry and Coagulation
Professor presentation: Researching ageing in people with haemophilia

Ernest Arenas, Stem Cell Neurobiology

Elias Arnér, Biochemistry

Marie Arsenian-Henriksson, Molecular Tumour Biology

Johan Askling, Reumatology

Rimma Axelsson, Nuclear Medicine
Professor presentation: Getting the right cancer drug to the right patient with PET 


Jirí Bártek, Cancer Biology
Professor presentation: He wants to find the vulnerability in cancer

Georgios Belibasakis, Clinical Oral Infection Biology

Tom Bellander, Environmental Epidemiology

Per-Olof Berggren, Experimental Endocrinology

Jonas Bergh, Oncology

Peter Bergman, Clinical Immunology
Professor presentation: Studying mechanisms and mutations of the immune system

Ulf Bergman, Pharmacoepidemiology

Annika Bergquist, Gastroenterology with a focus on Hepatology

Martin Bergö, Molecular Medicine

Lisa Berlin Thorell, Developmental Psychology with a focus on neuropsychological impairment
Professor presentation: Studying ADHD, digital media and mental health problems

Christer Betsholtz, Vascular Biology

Camilla Björkegren, Cell and Tumour Biology

Magnus Björkholm, Medicine

Niklas Björkström, Clinical Microbiology, focusing on immunovirology
Professor presentation: Maps the organs' own immune system

Mikael Björnstedt, Pathology

Klas Blomgren, Perinatal Brain Research

Lennart Blomqvist, Medical Radiology, specialising in Oncology
Professor presentation: Better treatment selection and outcome for cancer patients

Jan Bolinder, Diabetes Research

Magnus Boman, Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Health

Kristian Borg, Rehabilitation Medicine

Nagihan Bostanci, Inflammation Research, specialising in Periodontics 
Professor presentation: Seeking simple methods for the early detection of periodontitis

Matteo Bottai, Biostatistics

Maria H. Bradley, Dermatology and Venereology
Professor presentation: Studying genetic causes of atopic dermatitis

Yvonne Brandberg, Care Sciences

Annelie Brauner, Microbiology

Rune Brautaset, Optometry
Professor presentation: Establishing optometric education and research

Kerstin Brismar, Diabetes Research

Torkel Brismar, Medical Radiology
Professor presentation: Translating images into data

Karin Broberg, Environmental Medicine specialising in Genetics and Epigenetics
Professor presentation: The links between genetics and harmful substances in our environment

Lennart Brodin, Neuroscience

Petter Brodin, Pediatric Immunology
Professor presentation: Examining how the immune system is formed

Kristina Broliden, Infectious Diseases

Lou Brundin, Neuroimmunology

Yenan Bryceson, Translational Immunology
Professor presentation: Studying unusual immunodeficiency

Cynthia Bulik, Epidemiology, specialising in Eating Disorders

Bo Burström, Social Medicine

Magnus Bäck, Cardiology
Professor presentation: Combining clinical and molecular research for better treatment of cardiovascular disease

Lars Bäckman, Geriatric Psychology

Sven Bölte, Child and Adolescence Psychiatric Science


Kenneth Caidahl, Clinical Physiology

Barbara Canlon, Audiophysiology

Yihai Cao, Vascular Biology

Lars Olaf Cardell, Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases

Marie Carlén, Neuronal Networks, especially Cognitive Mechanisms
Professor presentation: Studying neuronal activity in real-time

Marcus Carlsson, Clinical Physiology
Professor presentation: A better understanding of heart failure with MRI

Mattias Carlström, Cardiorenal Physiology
Professor presentation: Researching health effects of nitrogen oxides

Juan Jesus Carrero, Epidemiology
Professor presentation: Using big data to avert kidney disease

Gonçalo Castelo Branco, Glial Cell Biology
Professor presentation: His findings shed light on MS

Sandra Ceccatelli, Neurotoxicology

Angel Cedazo-Minguez, Molecular Neurogeriatrics
Professor presentation: Seeking new ways to diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s at an early stage

Kenneth R Chien, Cardiovascular Research

Francesca Chiodi, Host-Parasite Interaction

Sven Cnattingius, Reproductive Epidemiology

Francesco Cosentino, Clinical Cardiovascular Research

Kamila Czene, Cancer Epidemiology


Marja-Liisa Dahl, Clinical Pharmacology

Sven-Erik Dahlén, Experimental Asthma and Allergy Research

Karin Dahlman-Wright, Molecular Endocrinology

Christina Dalman, Psychiatric Epidemiology
Professor presentation: Risk factors of serious psychiatric conditions

Nico Dantuma, Cell and Molecular Biology

Tatiana Deliagina, Neuroscience

Paul Dickman, Biostatistics

Joakim Dillner, Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Vinod K Diwan, Epidemiology

Katalin Dobra, Clinical Pathology
Professor presentation: Molecular pathologist focusing on cancer and pedagogy

Henrik Druid, Forensic Medicine



Lars Egevad, Tumour Pathology

Ewa Ehrenborg, Molecular Cardiovascular Medicine

Henrik Ehrsson, Cognitive Neuroscience

Stefan Einhorn, Molecular Oncology

Anders Ekbom, Medical Epidemiology

Anders Eklund, Pulmonary Medicine

Martin Eklund, Epidemiology
Professor presentation: More accurate diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer

Simon Ekman, Oncology
Professor presentation: Studying metastases and drug resistance in lung cancer

Anna Mia Ekström, Global Infection Epdidemiology

Karin Ekström Smedby, Hematology-Oncology with focus on Clinical Epidemiology
Professor presentation: Studying lymphoma from risks to treatment

Karl Ekwall, Medical Genetics

Samir EL Andaloussi, Biomolecular Medicine and Advanced Therapies
Professor presentation: Transporting drugs using endogenous vesicles

Erik Eliasson, Pharmacogenetics

Abdel El Manira, Neuroscience

Azita Emami, Nursing

Lennart Emtestam, Dermatology and Venereology

Göran Engberg, Pharmacology

Lars Engstrand, Infectious Disease Control

Sophie Erhardt, Experimental Psychiatry
Professor presentation: Identifying biological mechanisms behind mental illness

Anders Enocson, Orthopedic Traumatology
Professor presentation: Researching orthopaedics for trauma patients

Elisabeth Epstein, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Professor presentation: Researching ultrasound to improve gynaecological diagnostics

Johan Ericson, Developmental Biology

Bo Göran Ericzon, Transplantation Surgery

Maria Eriksdotter, Geriatrics

Lars E Eriksson, Nursing
Professor presentation: From patients’ stigma to early detection of cancer

Lars I Eriksson, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care

Maria Eriksson, Molecular Genetics, specialising in ageing
Professor presentation: The genetic mechanisms of ageing

Per Eriksson, Cardiovascular Medicine

Ulf Eriksson, Vascular Biochemistry

Ingemar Ernberg, Tumour Biology

Malin Ernberg, Clinical Oral Physiology

Patrik Ernfors, Tissue Biology


Bengt Fadeel, Medical Inflammation Research

Fang Fang, Epidemiology
Professor presentation: Changing the image of ALS

Lars Farde, Psychiatry

Johan Fastbom, Geriatric Pharmacology

Li Felländer-Tsai, Orthopaedics

Óscar Fernández-Capetillo, Cancer Therapy

Maria Feychting, Epidemiology

Rachel Fisher, Cardiovascular Diseases

Gilberto Fisone, Neuroscience

Malin Flodström Tullberg, Diabetes Type 1
Professor presentation: The aim to understand the pathogenic mechanisms of type 1 diabetes

Hans Forssberg, Neuroscience

Johan Franck, Psychiatry

Anders Franco-Cereceda, Thoracic Surgery

Peter Fransson, Brain System Physiology

Erika Franzén, Physiotherapy
Professor presentation: Challenging exercises effective for Parkinson’s

Laura Fratiglioni, Medical Epidemiology

Kaj Fried, Neuroscience

Jonas Frisén, Stem Cell Research

Johan Fritzell, Social Gerontology

Johan Frostegård, Medicine

Claes Frostell, Anaesthesiology

Anna Färnert, Infectious Disease Medicine, specialising in Tropical Medicine
Professor presentation: Acquisition and maintenance of immunity to malaria


Susanne Gabrielsson, Immunology
Professor presentation: Studying the function and utility of exosomes

Kristina Gemzell Danielsson, Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Ata Ghaderi, Clinical Psychology

Christian Giske, Clinical Bacteriology
Professor presentation: Assessing the risk and treating resistant bacteria

Caroline Graff, Genetic Dementia Research

Roland Grafström, Biochemical Toxicology

Sten Grillner, Neurophysiology

Johan Grunewald, Experimental Pulmonary Medicine

Henrik Grönberg, Cancer Epidemiology

Susanne Guidetti, Occupational Therapy
Professor presentation: Rehabilitation on the patient’s terms

Balázs Gulyás, Nucleomedicine

Anders Gustafsson, Periodontology

Lars L Gustafsson, Clinical Pharmacology

Thomas Gustafsson, Clinical Physiology
Professor presentation: Studying muscle loss due to ageing

Per Gustavsson, Occupational Epidemiology

Petter Gustavsson, Differential Psychology



Jesper Z Haeggström, Molecular Eicosanoid Research

Marianne van Hage, Clinical Immunology

Bo J.A. Haglund, Social Medicine

Maria Hagströmer, Physiotherapy
Professor presentation: Understanding and using physical activity for health

Per Hall, Radiation Epidemiology

Christer Halldin, Medical Radiochemistry

Lennart Hammarström, Clinical Immunology

Annika Hanberg, Toxicology

Göran K Hansson, Experimental Cardiovascular Research

Tibor Harkany, Neurobiology

Helena Erlandsson Harris, Rheumatological Immunology

Robert Harris, Immunotherapy in Neuroinflammation

Johan Hartman, Tumour Pathology
Professor presentation: Finding the right treatment with precision pathology

Moustapha Hassan, Transplantation Research

Marie Hasselberg, Public Health Epidemiology
Professor presentation: Researching the causes of traffic injuries

Ulf Hedin, Experimental Vascular Surgery

Gunilla Hedlin, Paediatric Allergology

Gert Helgesson, Medical Ethics
Professor presentation: Ethics becoming more complex

Thomas Helleday, Chemical Biology

Sten Hellström, Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases

Eva Hellström-Lindberg, Hematology

Peter Henriksson, Internal Medicine

Birgitta Henriques-Normark, Clinical Microbiology

Jan-Inge Henter, Paediatric Haematology and Oncology

Eric Herlenius, Pediatrics

Agneta Herlitz, Geriatric Psychology

Ola Hermanson, Neuroscience
Professor presentation: Neuroscientist with an interest in technology

Jan Hillert, Neurology

Paul Hjemdahl, Clinical Pharmacology

Anders Hjern, Social Epidemiology

Jacob Hollenberg, Cardiology with focus on Intesive Care
Professor presentation: New life-saving methods for cardiac arrest

Rikard Holmdahl, Medical Inflammation Research

Emily Holmes, Psychology
Professor presentation: Preventing flashbacks with new knowledge of the power of imagery over the psyche

Lars Holmgren, Tumour Biology

Staffan Holmin, Clinical Neuroimaging

Keith Humphreys, Biostatistics
Professor presentation: Biostatistician contributing to breast cancer epidemiology

Björn Högberg, Molecular Systems Biophysics
Professor presentation: The art of folding DNA

Johan Högberg, Toxicology

Petter Höglund, Basal Immunology, especially clinically applied cell therapy and transplantation

Christer Höög, Molecular Cell Biology

Jan-Olov Höög, Medical Chemistry


Carlos Ibáñez, Neuroscience

Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg, Molecular Toxicology

Martin Ingvar, Integrative Medicine


Sten Eirik W Jacobsen, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Professor presentation: Normal and abnormal formation of blood cells

Stefan Jacobson, Renal Medicine

Maja Jagodic, Neuroinflammation
Professor presentation: Epigenetics answers questions about MS

Per-Johan Jakobsson, Translational Inflammation Research
Professor presentation: Aimed at more effective analgesic

Birgitta Janerot Sjöberg, Medical Technology

Irene Jensen, Personal Injury Prevention

Karin Jensen, Cognitive Neuroscience
Professor presentation: Changing the view on placebo and long-term pain

Tomas Jernberg, Cardiology
Professor presentation: Registry research on understudied heart attack patients

Gunnar Johanson, Work Environment Toxicology

Janne Johansson, Biological Dementia Research

Annsofi Johannsen, Oral Health and Disease
Professor presentation: Studying the importance of oral health

Kristina Johnell, Geriatric Pharmacoepidemiology

Randall S. Johnson, Molecular Biology and Oxygen Physiology

Bertrand Joseph, Molecular Cancer Biology specialising in Cell Death
Professor presentation: Mechanisms for life and death are related

Staffan Josephsson, Occupational Therapy

Luca Jovine, Structure Biology, especially Protein Crystallography
Professor presentation: Fertilisation at the molecular level

Lisa Juntti-Berggren, Experimental Medicine
Professor presentation: The part played by Apolipoprotein CIII in diabetes

Linus Jönsson, Health Economy
Professor presentation: Studying the costs of dementia


Olli Kallioniemi, Molecular Precision Medicine
Professor presentation: To put new knowledge quicker to clinical use

Sigridur Kalman, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care

Akira Kaneko, Global Health

Anna Karlsson, Clinical Virology

Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam, Vaccine Research

Mikael Karlsson, Immunology
Professor presentation: The interaction between B cells and macrophages

Juha Kere, Molecular Genetics

Ole Kiehn, Neuroscience

Anna Kiessling, Medical Pedagogy with focus on Clinical Educational Sciences
Professor presentation: Researching medical education and driving educational development

Rolf Kiessling, Experimental Oncology

Ulrik Kihlbom, Medical Clinical Ethics
Professor presentation: Researching ethics as a basis for clinical decisions 

Miia Kivipelto, Clinical Geriatric Epidemiology

Lars Klareskog, Reumatology

Torkel Klingberg, Cognitive Neuroscience

Marie Klingberg Allvin, Reproductive Health
Professor presentation: Strengthened midwifery increases women's access to care

Lena von Koch, Healthcare Research

Sabine Koch, Health Informatics

Per Kogner, Paediatric Oncology

Eva Kosek, Clinical Pain Research specialising in Musculoskeletal Pain
Professor presentation: Chronic pain in muscles and joints

Anna Krook, Integrative Physiology

Inger Kull, Health Care Science
Professor presentation: Studying care and support for children with allergies

Anders Kvanta, Ophthalmology with focus on Retinal Diseases
Professor presentation: New ways of treating retinal diseases

Gunilla Källénius, Clinical Microbiology

Olle Kämpe, Clinical Endocrinology
Professor presentation: Rare disease provides broader knowledge



Lucie Laflamme, Injury Epidemiology and Prevention

Jesper Lagergren, Surgery

Pernilla Lagergren, Surgical Care Sciences

Sonia Lain, Molecular Cancer Pharmacology
Professor presentation: Searching for substances effective against tumour cells

Mats Lambe, Medical Epidemiology

Sir David Lane, Tumour Suppressor Biology

Ann Langius-Eklöf, Nursing

Catharina Larsson, Medical Genetics

Lars Larsson, Neurophysiology specialising in Muscular Physiology

Nils-Göran Larsson, Mitochondrial Genetics

Volker Lauschke, Translational Pharmacology
Professor presentation: Creating 3D models for drug development

Katarina Le Blanc, Clinical Stem Cell Research

Janne Lehtiö, Medical Proteomics
Professor presentation: Biomarkers can guide doctors in treatment decisions

Mats Lekander, Health Psychology

Urban Lendahl, Genetics

Rolf Lewensohn, Oncology

Paul Lichtenstein, Genetic Epidemiology

Annika Lindblom, Cancer Genetics

Cecilia Linde, Cardiology

Anders Lindén, Lung and Airway Research

Angelica Lindén Hirschberg, Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dag Linnarsson, Baromedicine 

Sten Linnarsson, Molecular Systems Biology specialising in Transcriptomics
Professor presentation: Single cell analysis new technique

Brjánn Ljótsson, Clinical Psychology with focus on Somatic Care
Professor presentation: Developing online CBT for somatic diseases

Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren, Infection Medicine

Karin Loré, Vaccination Immunology specialising in Innate Immunity
Professor presentation: How the immune system responds to vaccination

Jonas Ludvigsson, Clinical Epidemiology

Bodil Lund, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Professor presentation: Studying antibiotic use in dentistry

Lars Lund, Cardiology
Professor presentation: Improving our understanding of diastolic heart failure

Ingrid Lundberg, Reumatology

Jon Lundberg, Nitric Oxide Pharmacologics

Johan Lundin, Medical Technology specialising in digital diagnostics
Professor presentation: Artificial intelligence for medical diagnostics

Andreas Lundqvist, Oncological Immunotherapy
Professor presentation: Studying the role of the immune system in cancer

Johan Lundström, Psychology with focus on Olfactory Perception
Professor presentation: Studying the sense of smell and its significance to health

Marie Löf, Nutrition
Professor presentation: eHealth tools against overweight in children and pregnant women

Matthias Löhr, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Per-Arne Lönnqvist, Paediatric Anesthesia and Intensive Care
Professor presentation: Improving anaesthesia care for children

Knut Lönnroth, Social Medicine
Professor presentation: Socioeconomic risk factors for tuberculosis


Vivianne Malmström, Rheumatological Immunology
Professor presentation: The goal: to break the sequence of illness at an early stage

Claude Marcus, Paediatrics

Anna Martling, Surgery, especially Colorectal Cancer

Maria Masucci, Virology

David Mataix-Cols, Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Science, with focus on anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder and related disorders

Aleksander Mathé, psychiatry

Gerald Mclnerney, Molecular Virology
Professor presentation: Studying the battle between cell and virus

Björn Meister, Microscopic Anatomy

Erik Melén, Paediatrics
Professor presentation: Early years’ impact on long-term lung health

Konstantinos Meletis, System Neuroscience
Professor presentation: Mapping fundamental brain functions

Bo Melin, Work Psychology

Håkan Mellstedt, Oncological Biotherapy

Stephan Mielke, Haematology and Cell Therapy
Professor presentation: Exploring ways to reset or enhance the immune system’s capacity to fight cancer

Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz, Insurance Medicine
Professor presentation: Insurance medicine and mental disorders

Jenny Mjösberg, Tissue Immunology
Professor presentation: Previously unknown immune cells provide clues to IBD and asthma

Jonas Muhr, Eukaryotic Molecular Biology


Martin Neovius, Clinical Epidemiology
Professor presentation: Researching how bariatric surgery affects pregnancy, delivery and child health

Gunnar P Nilsson, Experimental Allergy Research

Gunnar Nilsson, Family Medicine

Lennart Nilsson, Molecular Modeling

Magnus Nilsson, Surgery
Professor presentation: Seeking more effective and less invasive treatments for oesophagus and stomach cancer

Ola Nilsson, Paediatric Endocrinology

Ulrica Nilsson, Nursing
Professor presentation: Developing e-health for improved care

Lena Nilsson-Wikmar, Physiotherapy specialising in Education
Professor presentation: How teaching methods can be developed to improve student learning

Agneta Nordberg, Clinical Neuroscience

Agneta Nordenskjöld, Paediatric Surgery

Magnus Nordenskjöld, Clinical Genetics

Pär Nordlund, Biophysics

Mikael Norman, Pediatrics

Staffan Normark, Infectious Disease Control

Anna Norrby-Teglund, Medical microbial pathogenesis

Thomas Nyström, Medicine specialising in Diabetology
Professor presentation: Aiming to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes

Erik Näslund, Surgery


Rolf Ohlsson, Genomic Integrity

Peder Olofsson, Bioelectronic Medicine

Lars Olson, Neurobiology

Andreas Olsson, Psychology
Professor presentation: Investigating affective learning 

Mats Olsson, Experimental Psychology

Tomas Olsson, Neurology

Gabriel Oniscu, Transplant Surgery
Professor presentation: More organs for transplantation with gentler techniques 



Lena Palmberg, Toxicology
Professor presentation: Tracing mechanisms behind chronic pulmonary diseases

Qiang Pan Hammarström, Clinical Immunology

Paolo Parini, Clinical Chemistry

Manuel Patarroyo, Adhesion Biology

Yudi Pawitan, Biostatistics

Nancy Pedersen, Genetic Epidemiology

Thomas Perlmann, Molecular Development Biology

John Pernow, Cardiology

Göran Pershagen, Hygiene

Fredrik Piehl, Neurology

Sari Ponzer, Orthopedics


Clas Rehnberg, Health Economics

Dorota Religa, Geriatrics
Professor presentation: Quality care when body and cognition start to fail

Mikael Rhen, Cellular Microbiology

Agneta Richter Dahlfors, Cellular Microbiology

Mårten Risling, Anatomy

Olav Rooyackers, Experimental Anesthesia and Intensive Care

Richard Rosenquist Brandell, Clinical Genetics
Professor presentation: Genetic markers show the way to the most effective leukaemia treatment

Martin Rottenberg, Infection Immunology

Jorge Ruas, Molecular Physiology
Professor presentation: Studying the relationship between exercise and health

Christian Rück, Psychiatry
Professor presentation: Developing online treatments for OCD

Lars Rydén, Cardiology

Mikael Rydén, Clinical and Experimental Fat Tissue Research

Ute Römling, Medical Microbial Physiology


Andres Salumets, Reproductive Medicine
Professor presentation: Researching better ways to help the involuntary childless

Christina Samuelsson, Logopaedics
Professor presentation: Studies language impairment in children and adults

Johan Sandberg, Viral Immunology

Rickard Sandberg, Molecular Genetics
Professor presentation: Studying genome regulation using single-cell analysis

Gunilla Sandborgh Englund, Dental Biomaterials

Birgitta Sander, Pathology

Ivanka Savic Berglund, Neurology

Martin Schalling, Medical Genetics

Annika Scheynius, Clinical Allergy Research

Johan von Schreeb, Global Disaster Medicine
Professor presentation: More efficient help in catastrophes

Gunnar Schulte, Receptor Pharmacology
Professor presentation: Seeking new candidate drugs against disruptions in the cell’s Frizzled receptors

Marianne Schultzberg, Clinical Neuroscience

Thomas Sejersen, Neuropediatrics

Galina Selivanova, Cell and Tumour Biology

Stefan Seregard, Clinical Ophtalmology

Gilad Silberberg, Neurophysiology
Professor presentation: Studying the brain’s neural code

András Simon, Cell and Molecular Biology
Professor presentation: Trying to create recovery abilities

Arvid Sjölander, Biostatistics

Ingrid Skelton Kockum, Genetic Epidemiology specialising in multiple sclerosis
Professor presentation: Combining various kinds of data for more knowledge about MS

Magnus Sköld, Pulmonary Medicine

Olof Sköldenberg, Orthopaedics
Professor presentation: Clinical improvements for joint operations

Edvard Smith, Molecular Genetics

Kirsty Spalding, Adipocyte Biology

Pär Sparén, Medical Epidemiology

André Stark, Orthopedics

Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Reproductive Physiology
Professor presentation: Expanding the understanding of polycystic ovary syndrome

Terese Stenfors, Medical Education
Professor presentation: Researching to improve medical education

Ulla Stenius, Occupational Toxicology

Peter Stenvinkel, Nephropathy

Olof Stephansson, Clinical Epidemiology with focus on Obstetrics-Gynecology
Professor presentation: Making pregnancy and childbirth safer

Molly M Stevens, Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine
Professor presentation: Scaffolds designed to engineer tissues

Staffan Strömblad, Clinical Molecular Biology

Mona Ståhle, Dermatology and Venereology

Cecilia Stålsby-Lundborg, Global Health

Patrick Sullivan, Psychiatric Genetics
Professor presentation: The goal: to prevent schizophrenia

Carl Johan Sundberg, Molecular and Applied Exercise Physiology

Anders Svenningsson, Neurology with a focus on Neuroinflammatory Diseases
Professor presentation: Old drug proved more effective against MS

Per Svenningsson, Neurology

Camilla Svensson, Cellular and Molecular Pain Physiology
Professor presentation: Changing our view of persistent pain

Mikael Svensson, Neurosurgery

Stefan Swartling Peterson, Global Transformations for Health

Matti Sällberg, Biomedical Analysis

Margaret Sällberg Chen, Clinical Oral Immunology
Professor presentation: Studying the link between oral health and cancer

Lars Sävendahl, Paediatric Endocrinology

Cecilia Söderberg-Nauclér, Medical Microbial Pathogenesis

Anders Sönnerborg, Clinical Virology



Jussi Taipale, Medical System Biology

Lars Terenius, Experimental Alcohol and Drug Dependence Research

Anders Thorell, Surgery
Professor presentation: Laying the groundwork for clinical improvements in abdominal surgery

Anna E. Thorson, Global Infection Epidemiology

Uwe Tietge, Clinical Chemistry
Professor presentation: The role of cholesterol in cardiovascular disease

Jari Tiihonen, Clinical Psychiatry

Carol Tishelman, Innovative Care
Professor presentation: We need to discuss end-of-life

Rune Toftgård, Environmental Toxicology

Torbjörn Tomson, Neurology

Per Tornvall, Cardiology
Professor presentation: Heart attack despite having healthy coronary arteries

Eckardt Treuter, Molecular Cell Biology

Mats Trulsson, Oral Rehabilitation


Mathias Uhlén, Microbiology

Per Uhlén, Dynamic Imaging of Intracellular Signalling
Professor presentation: The calcium waves in the cell

Brun Ulfhake, Anatomy

Fredrik Ullén, Cognitive Neuroscience


Marie Vahter, Environmental Toxicology

Andrea Varrone, Molecular Positron Emission Tomography

Carl-Fredrik Wahlgren, Dermatology and Venereology

Mats Wahlgren, Infectious Disease Control

Lars-Olof Wahlund, Geriatrics

Marie Wahren-Herlenius, Experimental Rheumatology

Harriet Wallberg, Physiology

Danuta Wasserman, Psychiatry and Suicidology

Anna Wedell, Medical Genetics

Elisabete Weiderpass, Medical Epidemiology

Eddie Weitzberg, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care

Yvonne Wengström, Nursing
Professor presentation: Improving the well-being in dialogue with the patients

Jan Wernerman, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care

Tomas Wester, Paediatric Surgery
Professor presentation: Studying health and quality of life after malformations of the gut

Lisa Westerberg, Experimental Immunology

Håkan Westerblad, Cellular Muscle Physiology

Eric Westman, Neurogeriatrics
Professor presentation: Seeking mechanisms behind neurodegenerative disorders

Peter N. Wiklund, Urologic Surgery

Klas Wiman, Molecular Cell and Tumour Biology

Bengt Winblad, Geriatrics

Jacek Winiarski, Pediatrics

Alicja Wolk, Nutrition Epidemiology

Anna Wredenberg, Mitochondrial Biology 

Anthony Wright, Molecular Biology

Per Wändell, Family Medicine


Weimin Ye, Medical Epidemiology


Jan Zedenius, Surgery specialising in Endocrine Surgery
Professor presentation: Researching methods that can distinguish different kinds of thyroid cancer

Juleen R. Zierath, Clinical Integrative Physiology

Roman Zubarev, Medical Proteomics


Ulrika Ådén, Neonatology
Professor presentation: Brain development in premature babies

Torbjörn Åkerstedt, Psychology

Agneta Åkesson, Epidemiology specialising in Nutrition and Toxicology
Professor presentation: How diet and lifestyle habits affect our health


Johan Ärnlöv, Family Medicine
Professor presentation: Looking for biomarkers that can reveal kidney disease at an early stage


Per Östberg, Speech and Language Pathology
Professor presentation: Studying stroke- and dementia-related speech disorders

Arne Östman, Molecular Oncology

Annika Östman Wernerson, Renal and Transplantation Science
Professor presentation: Surveying patients to understand the mechanisms behind kidney disease

John Øvretveit, Medical Organization, Leadership and Innovation

Professors emeriti

At the age of retirement, many researchers with professorial competence choose to continue their work at KI with an affiliation agreement. These trusted and experienced researchers are usually titled professor emeritus (male) or professor emerita (female) – in the plural form, professors emeriti.

List of professors emeriti

Adjunct and Visiting Professors

An Adjunct Professor at KI must have his or her primary employment and activity outside the higher education sector. This position is also time-limited.

A Visiting Professor at KI must be employed at another university, Swedish or foreign, or by a company, another authority or organization. The visiting professor must have a clear association with KI and participate in activities such as research, research education and undergraduate education.

List of adjunct and visiting professors

Foreign Adjunct Professor

Foreign Adjunct Professor is an appointment with the purpose of strengthening the international collaboration with foreign research colleagues of good repute.

List of foreign adjunct professors

New Professors

List of newly appointed professors at Karolinska Institutet.

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