Mikael Björnstedt, M.D., PhD, Dr. H.C.
2001 Karolinska Institutet Docent in Experimental Pathology
1998-2000 Division of Pathology, Department of Microbiology, Pathology and Immunology, Karolinska Institutet
Karolinska Institute. Post doc in Clinical Molecular Medicine
1995 Medical Biochemistry, Karolinska Institutet
PhD, “Reactions of selenium compounds with the thioredoxin system. A novel pathway for
Selenium metabolism and implications for regular of protein function”
(Supervisor: Professor Arne Holmgren)
1997 Karolinska Institutet Full license to practice
2011- 2020 Medical advisor to the County Council of Stockholm (SPESAK in pathology)
2010- Cont. Senior consultant in Clinical Pathology
2007- Cont. Subspecialisation in liver pathology and since 2007 Head of the National Quality Group (KVAST) for liver diseases.
2005- Cont. Specialist certification, Clinical Pathology
Academic and clinical appointments
2010 – Cont. Professor of Pathology (70%) combined with positions as senior consultant (30%), Division of Pathology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet.
2009 – Cont. Head of The Laboratory of Clinical Pathology and Cancerdiagnostics, Karolinska University Hospital.
2007 – Cont. Deputy head of the Division of Pathology, Department of Laboratory
Medicine, Karolinska Institutet.
Advisory Experience for PhD and postdocs
Main supervisor to seven PhD-students of which six have defended their thesis (2004 – 2021).
Co-supervisor to 13 PhD-students (1998-2021).
Main supervisor to 12 postdocs, (3 present).
SELECTED Academic Awards, Honorary appointments and Honors
2017 Doctor Honoris Causa honorary degree at the Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.
2017 Member of the international Scientific Committee, at the 11th International symposium on Selenium in Biology and Medicine.
2019 Scientific secretary of The Swedish Cancer and Allergy Fund (Present)
2015 Head of “Regionalt Kunskapscentrum”, The County Council of Stockholm (Present).
2015 Member of the scientific review board PKE, The Swedish Cancer Society
2014 International expert at AERES (agence d´évalution de la recherche et de lénseignement supérieur), Paris, France
2011 Medical adviser to The County Council of Stockholm.
2007 Hagberg Medical award, 100 000 SEK.
2007 The Swedish Cancer and Allergy Fund Medical award, 250 000 SEK.
The Swedish Cancer Society
The Swedish Cancer and Allergy Fund