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. If you want to engage in the Liver Academy, let us know.

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. Among other things, we are organizing a seminar series, intended to increase interaction between clinicians and basic scientists. If you like to give a talk at the seminar series, or at another occasion, get in touch!

Seminars, spring 2024

Time: 12:00-13:00

The Liver Academy seminars is held roughly every month on different weekdays. 

Seminars are held in a hybrid format. Sandwiches and coffee are provided on a first-come basis to those attending in person.  

25 January

Speaker 1: Axel Wester, MD, PhD

Title: Emulating a target trial of GLP1 agonists in patients with chronic liver disease.

Speaker 2: Benedikt Strunz, MD, PhD

Title:  Pregnancy-associated modulation of T cell immunity in vertical transmission of hepatitis C virus infection.

Venue: Von Behring, floor 9, ANA Futura, Flemingsberg and online via Zoom. Join the Zoom meeting.

Hosts: Hannes Hagström & Annika Niehrs

21 February

Speaker: Dr. Oliver Burk, Translational Pharmacology and Drug Discovery, Co-Head of research group: Drug Transport and Nuclear Receptors, Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch Institute of Clinical Pharmacology & University of Tübingen, Germany

Title: "Pregnane X receptor modulates hepatic sphingolipid and phospholipid metabolism"

Venue: This seminar is held in Zoom. Please, click the link to join the seminar.

Host: Volker Lauschke, KI.

18 March

Speaker: Rebecca Wells, MD, PhD, Gastroenterologist and Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering in the Faculty of the Center for Engineering Mechanobiology at UPenn, Philadelphia

Title: "Damage and repair in the fetal and neonatal extrahepatic bile duct: implications for biliary atresia"

Venue: Nils Ringertz room, ground floor, Biomedicum, Solna.

Host: Noémi Van Hul, KI.

22 April

Speaker 1: Ghada Nouairia, Postdoc, Department of Medicine, Huddinge (MedH)

Title: "Using Proteomics to distinguish gallbladder cancer from benign cholecystitis preoperatively"

Speaker 2: Olav Rooyackers, CLINTEC Anesthesiology

Title: “Oxidized albumin”

Venue: ANA Futura, Lagerlöf, floor 4 inside the library, Flemingsberg and online via Zoom. Click to join the Zoom meeting.

Hosts: Christina Villard & Uwe Tietge

23 May

Speaker 1: Robin Zenlander, Phd Student, Department of Medicine, Huddinge (MedH)

Title: "MicroRNA profiling of hepatocellular carcinoma might improve the prediction of tumor recurrence after liver resection"

Speaker 2: Christopher Maucourant, Postdoc, Department of Medicine, Huddinge (MedH)

Title: “Impaired antibody repertoire through the CD40/CD40L axis is associated with higher risks of developing bacterial infection in end-stage liver disease”

Venue: ANA Futura, Von Behring, floor 9, Flemingsberg and online via Zoom. Join the Zoom meeting. 

Hosts: Staffan Wahlin & Maarten Van De Klundert

Register for our events

If you would like an invitation to our events, such as seminars and our yearly retreat, please email us at and we will add you to our email list.

Head of steering committee

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Hannes Hagström

Affiliated to Research;Adjunct Professor

Steering committee

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Uwe Tietge

Professor/Clinical Chemist
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Christina Villard

Affiliated to Research
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Annika Niehrs

Postdoctoral Researcher
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Staffan Wahlin

Affiliated to Research

Doctoral student representative

Vacant - applications now open.


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