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


Clinical qualifications

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.


Research Funding

The Swedish Cancer Society

The Swedish Cancer and Allergy Fund

Radiumhemmets Forskningsfonder